The Jacob Sheep Breeders Association (JSBA) took over the work begun by the American Minor Breeds Conservancy , now known as the The Livestock Conservancy. The AMBC began identifying Jacob Sheep in North America in 1985. By 1988, the AMBC assisted the JSBA in forming a breed association and registry from a core group of breeders interested in the continuance and conservation of the breed. The first JSBA flock book was published the following year with over 400 animals inspected and registered. By 2006, over 10,000 Jacob Sheep had been registered by JSBA. Despite a steady increase in numbers, the American Jacob is still listed as a rare breed by the The Livestock Conservancy.

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The 2016 JSBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held August 5-7 at the Logan County Fair Grounds, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Hosts for this JSBA first, an AGM held in Oklahoma,
will be Edwin and Cari Farrar of Fairer Fields Jacobs. Find addition information and register to come at the following links.
AGM Agenda; Workshops; AGM 2016 Registration Form; Sheep Show 2016 Info; Welcome, Travel and Lodging
Sheep Show Entry Form;

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"We have begun receiving registrations for AGM! It’s hard to believe it is only one month away, now. While visiting my spinning group this week, an out of town visitor declared her intention to bring her guild from southern Oklahoma and expressed their desire for purchasing fleece and roving. Here is an opportunity, for the price of a pen, $4, to set up a booth and profitably disperse some fiber or other products. If you’ve already sent your paperwork, just email me regarding the extra space and pay once you are settled in Guthrie. Otherwise, please make a note on your registration that a pen is for vending." – Cari Farrar, fairerfieldsfarm@gmail.com

Our individual pages explain:
The history of Jacob Sheep and JSBA,
How a Jacob Sheep should look
JSBA breed standard

JSBA Forms
Application for lost certificates
Membership application
Membership renewal
Transfer form
Website form

UPDATED registration information

Application for registration

Also included:
A Listing of breeders by region
JSBA Bylaws revised January 2016
Current Officers and Positions updated 1/26/16
JSBA Information Booklet
JSBA Brochure download or print
JSBA Guide to Showing
JSBA Showing Scorecard
JSBA Registered Flock Prefixes
Preparing Your Sheep To Show

For more information about JSBA contact: information@jsba.org    For questions or comments on this web site contact:webmaster@jsba.org
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