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 26th Annual General Meeting will be held July 17/19, 2015 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Mark your calendars!
Check the AGM PAGE for updates
NOTE: Please use the Registration Form posted on the website instead of the one included in the Spring JSBA Newsletter!

The Raffle is up!

Mineral Point is a very popular vacation destination in the summer.
Rooms are filling up, and rates are going up.
We have booked a block of rooms ($75 plus taxes/fees) under "JSBA" at
which is an easy 15-minute drive to the SW of Mineral Point. We recommend that you make your reservations ASAP!

NOTE 2/18: Please check out the proposed revisions to the JSBA Bylaws here.
There will be a vote by the general membership on this change.
NOTE 5/20: JSBA is currently seeking a volunteer to take over the duties of the JSBA Business Office. Click here For More Information

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

JSBA FORMS - including:
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
Current Officers and Positions updated 2/23/15
JSBA Information Booklet
JSBA Brochure download or print
JSBA Guide to Showing
JSBA Showing Scorecard
JSBA Registered Flock Prefixes

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