The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA), is the registrar for and promoter of Romney sheep in the United States and Canada. ARBA registers both white and natural colored Romneys. We welcome your visit!

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Please make the following edits to your 2013 ARBA membership directory:

  • Back Cover – email for Anne McIntyre-Lahner: delete Anne@ctsheep.com and replace with olympiafarm@att.net
  • Dee Heinrich, Iowa, phone number change. Please use (319) 360-2620.
  • Joe Schmidt, 7740 N. 100 West, Columbus, IN 47203
  • Ace Vandenack, (707) 834-1790, aceinthehole07@hotmail.com

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Membership Renewals Are Due

by Site Admin on January 28, 2015

Renewal fee increases February 1st.

Here’s a link to the ARBA Membership Form:


ARBA 2014 Overall Futurity Results

by Site Admin on January 28, 2015

White Ewe Lambs
1st Place Callie Burgess, OH Pitchfork 782 Pitchfork Ranch, MI
2nd Place Katie Hacker, IN Plank Farms 1255 Plank Sheep Farm, MI
3rd Place Katie Hacker, IN Chapin 124 Smiling Sheep Farm, NH
Natural Colored Ewe Lambs
1st Place Katie Bombria, CT Thistle Down 419 Thistle Down Farm, NY
2nd Place Emma Rogers, SD Thistle Down 417 Thistle Down Farm, NY
3rd Place Emma Rogers, SD Thistle Down 418 Thistle Down Farm, NY



Romney Ramblings – Winter 2014/2015

by Site Admin on December 22, 2014

Ramblings Cover

The Winter 2014/2015 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – Winter 2014/2015 (1.7 MB PDF).

Research and technical articles that are included in the Romney Ramblings will have references listed for those readers wanting to further their knowledge and understanding of various topics. The article in this issue, submitted by Maggie Howard, lists the following:

  1. Locus Control Regions of mammalian B-globin gene clusters; Hardison,Slighton,Gumucio,et al; Gene Vol. 205,issues 1-2
  2. Locus control regions; Li, Hardju and Peterson; Trends In Genetics, Vol 5 issue 10
  3. Locus Control Regions, chromatin activation and transcription; Fraser, Grosveld; Current Opinion In Cell Biology, Vol 10,issue 3


ARBA New Board Meeting 10-19-2014

by Site Admin on December 6, 2014

The meeting of the newly elected board members of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order by president, Ron Andress, at 11:09 a.m. EDT on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. In attendance were Ron, Charlene Carlisle, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Margaret VanCamp, Chris Posbergh, Karen Nichols, Hilary Chapin and JoAnn Mast, ARBA secretary. Unable to attend were Scott Culver, John Shelton, Al Schwider and Jane Caulfield.

Please download this PDF for the complete minutes of the meeting.