Although not mentioned in the rules, providers (which must be Livestock Conservancy members) can not sell conservation breed wool that is not from their own animals (per correspondence with the Livestock Conservancy late 2018).
This is a great program to help save rare breeds of sheep and also to learn more about the characteristics of their fiber. Even if you don’t pursue the program you can search through our member listings to locate those near you who are raising rare breeds on the Livestock Conservancy lists. By purchasing products from them you are also helping to preserve these rare breeds. For a list of breeds see the next 2 links below.
Heritage Sheep Brochure – 2 pages, lists breeds included
Heritage Sheep Breeds List by Conservation Priority Status (annually updated web page)
Flyer for Providers Promoting Program to Fiber Artists
For full info see the Livestock Conservancy website: http://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/involved/internal/SE2
WIN THE OXFORD SHEEP FOUNDATION FLOCK
Since 2007, prominent Oxford Breeders have donated lambs to establish a Foundation Flock. The Foundation Flock is given annually to establish one new Oxford Flock. The flock consists of quality Registered Oxford ewes and one Registered Oxford ram.
To win the award flock, you must write an essay to the Oxford Foundation Flock Award Committee. Include information about yourself, illustrate your goals and intentions with the animals should you win the award. Please type your essay and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18. Kindly include your mailing address and phone number.
The only request we ask of the Winner is to donate one ewe lamb within the first three years to a Foundation Flock. The Winner will be invited to attend the National Oxford Sale at Springfield, Illinois to receive their award. If you cannot attend, other arrangements to receive the flock will be made. Good Luck!