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BRAC LINCOLN FLOCK


registered British Breed of Sheep
no colour
established 1976
registered flock 590

BRAC LINCOLNS was founded in 1976 with stock from the famous Airlie flock owned by the late Jack Christie. Airlie was the top flock and respected worldwide. BRAC LINCOLNS was established to help promote and revitalize a declining breed and also with the use of very careful selection in a small flock to greatly improve the quality of the average Australian Lincoln.

The result of the dedication of the owner, Barbara Irving, has bought great rewards to the breed. Since the foundation of this flock and the heavy commitment to showing in those early years the breed has witnessed the rise in number of competitors and also the formation of two societies to support this ancient breed in Australia. The breeding policy of BRAC LINCOLNS is to improve the stature, without simply resorting to leggy sheep, and depth of body of the Lincoln. Also to improve the quality of the Lincoln wool by increasing lustre, improving weights and most importantly redevelping correct style of fleece, not adopting a new style. A courageous challenge but one that is yielding rewards each season.

Now retired from the show scene, however, the Brac Lincolns have had outstanding success* with:

* ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOWS CHAMPION RAMS and CHAMPION EWES winner E.A. PORTER MEMORIAL PERPETUAL TROPHY (Most Successful Exhibitor)

* MELBOURNE SHEEP SHOW CHAMPION RAMS and CHAMPION EWES Most Successful Exhibitor local

* AGRICULTURAL SHOWS numerous CHAMPIONSHIPS (Berwick, Yarra Glen, Lilydale, Bunyip) and winner of INTERBREED TEAMS events

BRAC LINCOLNS have excelled in the ultimate test of wool competition, winning:

* NATIONAL FLEECE COMPETITION

**Best Lincoln Fleece - several years

**CHAMPION BRITISH BREEDS LONGWOOL FLEECE 1990

* INAUGURAL (BICENTENNIAL) SHEEP and WOOL FAIR

** CHAMPION FLEECE ALL BREEDS 1988

* AUSTRALIAN LAMBSWOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS prize winner 1989

* local AGRICULTURAL SHOWS Best Lincoln Fleece on numerous occasions

* Most Valuable Commercial Fleece - Lilydale 1991

* Champion Strongwool Fleece - Berwick 1990 & 1991

* our records were destroyed by bush fire in 1983 so dates are not always known

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