The Jacob Sheep Breeder's Association
(JSBA) took over the work begun by the American Minor Breeds Conservancy
, now know as the American Livestock
Breeds 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 American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
Questions? Try the Frequently Asked Questions page . Here you'll find links to JSBA applications, a list of JSBA fees and
services, contact information for JSBA officials and more!!