Since the Whitefaced Woodland is a large hardy sheep producing good meat and wool, a group was set up in 1986 to raise awareness of these positive attributes. In 2004, this became the Whitefaced Woodland Sheep Society, with the aim of “preserving and promoting Whitefaced Woodland sheep as a distinctive and economically viable breed”. Membership is open to those who keep and/ or breed Woodlands, and to anyone else who is enthusiastic about these superb sheep.
Members meet and exchange information at Shows between late May and September each year. In the autumn, there is a large Sale of (mainly unregistered) Woodlands,in Yorkshire, whereas registered sheep are sold at the RBST’s Show and Sale at Melton Mowbray.