The co-operative grades and
markets close to 3 million
pounds of raw wool each year;
the majority of this coming from
Québec, Ontario and Alberta.

Each of the three general
classes of wool
(fine, medium and coarse)
are sold wherever the
best prices are available.


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Lincoln Sheep

Lincoln Sheep


Possibly the original longwool breed of England, the Lincoln sheep is the largest of the traditional British breeds and was established in 1796. Animals were brought to Canada in the mid 19th century. Because they are a genetically pure sheep, they have been widely used to improve and develop modern breeds such as the Columbia, Corriedale and Panama. Lincolns have a gentle disposition, good body conformation and superior mothering traits. Although the lambs grow quickly, they finish slowly and do not produce as good a carcass as the Down breeds. A Lincoln cross ewe improves vigor, size, conformation and fleece. When crossed again to a Down breed, the lambs produce a good finished carcass. The fleece commands premium prices because of its strength, length and luster.


Probablement l'authentique race à laine longue d'Angleterre, le Lincoln est la plus grande des races britanniques traditionnelles et a été établie en 1796. Les animaux ont été apportés au Canada au milieu du 19ième siècle. Parce que c'est un mouton génétiquement pure, il a été largement utilisé pour améliorer et développer des races modernes comme le Columbia, le Corriedale et le Panama. Les Lincolns ont un tempérament doux, une bonne conformation et de bonnes caractéristiques maternelles. Bien que les agneaux croissent rapidement, ils ne produisent pas une aussi bonne carcasse que les races bouchères. Le croisement avec le Lincoln améliore la vigueur, la taille, la conformation et la toison des brebis. Ces femelles croisées de nouveau avec une race bouchère, produisent des agneaux ayant une bonne carcasse. La toison obtient des prix forts en raison de sa force, de sa longueur et de son lustre.


Characteristics of Lincoln Sheep




115 - 150  kg



 90 - 115 kg

Lamb/Ewe Percentage 

Pourcentage d’agnelage 

140 %


Qualité de la toison 

Coarse, strong, lustrous



6.8 - 11  kg

Staple Length 

Longueur de fibre 

18 - 20 cm

Micron Count 


 33.5 - 41 

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Finlay Southdown’s & Lincoln’s
Gary Finlay

Box 364
Lucknow ON  N0G 2H0


Gardsmere Farms
Wm. A. Gardhouse

RR 1, Schomberg ON,
L0G 1T0

Fax: 939-8486

Glenosha Farms
Glen G. Glaspell & Sons

RR 5, 1090 Townline Rd N.,
Oshawa, ON, L1H 8L7


My Fair Lincolns
Ron & Jessica Gates

RR 3 21057 Kenesserie Ln,
Ridgetown, ON


Glenn Paine

RR 2, Kerwood, ON,
N0M 2B0


Shadow Rock Farm
Ann Moffat

RR 1, Schomberg ON,
L0G 1T0


St. Isidore Farm
Kate Michalska

619 Bethel Rd
Yarker, ON, K0K 3N0




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