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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 join us online this year as we give the present the latest information on a variety of sheep industry topics and conduct the essential business of governing the American Sheep Industry Association  


When:
January 28 – 29, 2021

Where: We are virtual this year! After registration, you will receive directions to login and view the event

How: Click here for the Registration Site.

Make sure to register before Jan. 15, 2021.

Sincerely,
American Sheep Industry Association

Sheep and Goat 2021 Northeast Virtual Workshop Series

by Site Admin on December 19, 2020

Sheep and Goat Producers:

Announcing a 2021 Northeast National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) Virtual Workshop Series: Getting Your Genetics Right: Converting Performance Records Into Decision-making Tools

Visit our webpage: https://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/nsipworkshops/ for more details and registration information or view the attached flyer. The workshop series is being offered in January 2021 and repeated in February 2021. The workshops are free however pre-registration is required as space is limited.

VIRTUAL Events

Dec. 15, 2020 – 6 – 8:30 PM
Free Sheep & Goat Production workshop via Zoom offered by University of Missouri Extension and NRCS-MU Grasslands Project. Provides knowledge, skills, and practices that enhance economic viability and profitability.
Register or call 816-324-3147 by Dec. 14 to receive the Zoom access code. The program is free, but registration is required. Click here: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/sheep-and-goat-production
 
Begins Jan. 12, 2021
Four week webinar series on birth management for sheep and goats offered by Michigan State University Small Ruminant Extension team. Instructors include Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Mike Metzger, M.S., and Dr. Erin Recktenwald.

  • Jan. 12, 2021 – Nutritional management to optimize birth outcomes.
  • Jan. 19, 2021 – Optimizing maternal and newborn health.
  • Jan. 26, 2021 – The normal birthing process, birth assistance and newborn care.
  • Feb. 2, 2021 – Identifying challenges on your farm and creating improvement plans.

Each session (approx. 90 minutes) will be recorded for future viewing. Fee is $40 per farm/family and includes a 40-page manual, a laminated lamb hypothermia/starvation treatment poster and access to all recorded sessions. For info, contact Carla McLachlan at 517-432-5402 or MCLACHL2@msu.edu

Jan. 28-29, 2021
ASI Annual Convention “Mountains of Opportunity” will be the first virtual convention. If you have never attended the convention, this is the perfect opportunity to listen to the latest presentations on sheep topics, new lamb companies, the American wool testing laboratory, and to attend council/committee meeting where ASI policy is established. Full member registration $25.  Click here.

Romney Ramblings – December 2020

by Site Admin on December 13, 2020

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Ramblings December 2020

The December 2020 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – December 2020 (2.5 MB PDF).