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The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders’ Group

The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders’ Group works to promote this primitive rare breed of sheep, its wool and meat products.
The Group attends shows around the UK throughout the year. A Breed Show, that celebrates the genetic diversity of the breed is held annually, the Group moving the annual show around the country, to give all our widespread membership a chance to show their animals in a forum not focussed on commercial sheep considerations.
For further details, or to join the Group, contact the Breed Secretary:
Sue Hamilton-Gotting at manxloaghtansheep@gmail.com
or download our Membership Form

Aims and Objectives

The Group will

  • work to support Manx Loaghtan sheep breeders and those who are interested in Manx Loaghtan sheep and related products;
  • promote Manx Loaghtan sheep generally, in close association with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust “RBST” and the Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breed Society on the Isle of Man;
  • demonstrate the full potential and versatility of Manx Loaghtan sheep as a commercially viable sheep, producing gourmet quality meat, fine coloured wool and working a conservation grazer;
  • encourage compliance with appropriate and satisfactory procedures for the registration of pedigree Manx Loaghtan stock in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and abroad;
  • define Manx Loaghtan breed characteristics, encouraging genetic diversity within those characteristics;
  • by its best endeavours to ensure the defined breed characteristics are applied in the context of the birth notification and registration of pedigree stock, at shows and in all breed promotion.

Group Committee Members

Chairman: George Steriopulos 01788 819 824, 07624 492 850 sales@manxloaghtan.com
Vice Chairman: Mary Knibbs 07977 120 486 maryknibbs@btinternet.com
Treasurer: Barry Lewis 01327 842016, 07850 761679 lewislox@liscali.co.uk
Secretary: Sue Hamilton-Gotting 01458 274 180 manxloaghtansheep@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Diana Steriopulos 01788 819 824 diana@manxloaghtan.com
Committee Members: Lyn Arrowsmith, John Quilleash, Sue Taylor, Francine Burns, Robert Wood, Jeff Clarke, Diane Hammond, John Hedges

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