In 1973 The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) was founded to save our native breeds, and since then no breed has become extinct. RBST is the UK’s only charity dedicated to conserving Britain’s native farm livestock.
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust acts as the registration authority for eight sheep breeds:
Boreray, Castlemilk Moorit, Manx Loaghtan, Norfolk Horn, North Ronaldsay, Portland, Soay and Whitefaced Woodland. We record the births of these purebred sheep in the Combined Flock Book which is published annually.
Uniquely combining long standing and practical knowledge of livestock breeding with professional computer programming, Grassroots Systems Ltd have been developing software for pedigree livestock farmers and Breed Societies since 1997. Grassroots Systems Ltd currently manages the Combined Flock Book for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST).
NADIS was formed in 1995 to promote animal health and welfare through better disease control and prevention. NADIS recognises this is best achieved by active veterinary health planning. Key to improving health is disease surveillance and veterinary based, animal health Knowledge Transfer, delivered to farmers by their veterinary surgeon.
This website has been created for all those crafters who love to work with wool, but have to spend hours searching various sites to find the fleece they want. The aim is to bring you all together in one place.
There is no direct selling from this site: it is just a directory. All transactions are between the seller and the buyer.
We encourage all fleece sellers to prepare their fleece correctly, and to describe it accurately; all fleece buyers should ask the appropriate questions to ensure the fleece is what they are looking for.
Finally, there is a page for crafters to show what they're producing. Ultimately, we all need to buy British wool products to ensure the survival of this industry which has supported us for centuries.