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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At the JSBA Board of Directors meeting on February 15, 2015, the Board approved publishing the follow proposal that would,
make a number of revisions to the organization’s By-Laws.
The proposal was presented to the JSBA By-Laws Committee and a majority of its members is supportive of it.
The purpose of publishing the proposal, is to solicit member input and feedback.
In summary, the proposed JSBA By-Laws revisions would allow a JSBA member to vote by “paper” or “electronic” ballot.
Please review the proposed revisions to the JSBA By-Laws

Mark your calendars!
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. Addition information will be posted as the program and other details are developed, but please note the dates to include in your summer planning.

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
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
Preparing Your Sheep To Show

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