Make plans to attend the National Romney Sale this year at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, May 6th. The sale is being managed by Banner Sale Management. There are 10 lots selling on Saturday night at 6pm in the main show ring. The sale catalog can be found at this link: www.bannersheepmagazine.com/salecatalogs/2017/Maryland-Catalog-2017.pdf Lots of transport options across the country. Hope to see you all there!!
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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The spring meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association board was called to order April 8, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. Eastern Daylight time by president, Chris Posbergh. Participating in the conference call were Posbergh, Charlene Carlisle, Scott Culver, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Allison Seyfert, Sue Kalina, Betsy McPherson and JoAnn Mast. Joining the call at 1:35 p.m. was Don Burgess and Randy Thompson was in attendance for two sessions, calling during work. Unable to join the conference were Katherine Moore and Carolynn Harwell.
Since the 1800’s, Washington County, New York, has been a welcoming home for production of wool. In the mid-1800s the County was one New York’s major producers of Merino wool. Now wool and other fiber production is enjoying a renaissance, you can see on the Washington County Fiber Tour.
Join us as we celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Fiber Tour on April 29th and 30th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided Tour of eleven farms and a fiber mill is free and open to the public, rain or shine. http://washingtoncountyfibertour.org
Three farms on the Tour raise Romney Sheep. In addition to our farm, Ensign Brook Farm (new location this year) and Crazy Legs Farm also raise Romneys.
Bob and I invite you to stop at our farm. (one of the original members of the Fiber Tour. (Farm #12 on the web site.) You’ll see our March-born Romney and medium-wool crossbred lambs and their dams, and can learn how we raise our sheep, which live on pasture for most of the year. We feature carefully prepared white, natural colored and moorit (brown wool) fleeces. some washed wool, along with beautiful sheep, and frozen cuts of our own lamb. Bring a spinning wheel Saturday morning and join the Roc Day Spinning Guild.
Many fiber farmers exhibit their animals and products regionally and nationally, where they have won major awards at events like the Eastern States Exposition (W. Springfield, MA), the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck, NY), the New England Cashmere Goat Show, the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, and the Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival (right here in our County)l. Last year, our fleeces and sheep won many first-place blue ribbons and championships, including a Reserve Champion Ram at the very competitive NYS Sheep and Wool Festival.
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