The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders’ Group works to promote this primitive 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.



£18.00p  (individual membership)

£25.00p  (joint/family membership)


For further details, or to join the Group, contact the Breed Secretary manxloaghtansheep@gmail.com


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Melton Mowbray Show and Sale of National and Traditional Breeds 2022

The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders’ Group 

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” 

•    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.

Aims and Objectives

The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders’ Group has a formalised constitution to govern its activities, which can be downloaded here:


Chair - Robert Wood 07813 804441 robert.wood80@ntlworld.com

Vice Chair - Sue Taylor 0116 247 8470 parvabrook@aol.com,

Secretary - Carol Kempson 07876 452629

                      manxloaghtansheep@gmail.com carolkempson@gmail.com

Treasurer - TBA

Committee Members:

Lyn Arrowsmith 07974 968599 info@raskelfrarebreeds.co.uk

Mary Knibbs marylknibbs46@gmail.com,

Patrick Glynn-Riley (Isle of Man representative) 07624 438902  pgr207@mcb.net,

Harry Pike

Lauren Yeo laurenyeo3@gmail.com 

Judith Hawkhead judith.hawkhead@gmail.com

Jenny Shepherd

Darren Cassie