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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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ARBA District 5 Report

by Site Admin on April 5, 2020

The biggest thing going on in District 5 is lambing. I hope you all have a great number of happy, healthy babies of all colors.

The next biggest thing is the planning of our next national show and sale and meeting at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington in the fall of 2021. Once again Randy Thompson and Al Schwider have stepped up to make this happen. They are both very familiar with the venue and the people in charge. I am very grateful to both of them.

In addition to usual show and sale and annual dinner, I am planning to have one or two educational presentations or workshops. I am thinking in particular of a talk on genetic diversity , fleece evaluation and perhaps one on direct marketing. If anyone, whether in District 5 or elsewhere has a subject they would like to learn about, please contact me. I would love your input.

Again, I urge every member to read the Board minutes on the ARBA website to find out exactly what we are doing to represent your district.

Carol Pasheilich, Director, District 5

Romney Ramblings – March 2020

by Site Admin on March 27, 2020

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Ramblings March 2020

The March 2020 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – March 2020 (2.4 MB PDF).

ARBA Board Meeting 1-25-2020

by Site Admin on February 16, 2020

President, Don Burgess, called the conference call meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association to order at 1:02 p.m. EST, January 25, 2020. Participating in the call were Burgess, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Scott Culver, Rick Trojanoski, Charlene Carlisle, Emma Rogers, Penny Swearingen, Nicole Murray, Carol Pasheilich, Betsy McPherson and ARBA Secretary JoAnn Mast. Unable to participate in the meeting, with an excused absence, was Allison Seyfert.

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

All-American Junior Sheep Show

by Site Admin on February 16, 2020

The 27th Annual All-American Junior Sheep Show is being held in Michigan July 2-5, 2020. The Michigan Planning Committee has a great opportunity for you to advertise your farm. For $75 you can have your farm business card put in a breed directory which each exhibitor will receive in their Welcome Bag.

The AAJSS will attract approximately 500 exhibitors and their families from across the United States to this year’s event. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your farm to every family through a professionally printed breed directory.

Hosting an event of this size is not possible without your contribution. Please consider making a $75 contribution and share your business card with the Michigan Planning Committee. Your advertisement will help ensure the 27th AAJSS is a success.

Please email your business card (size at 3.5 x 2 inch) in a high resolution PDF or JPEG to Lisa Reiff at michiganfairs@gmail.com. If you need assistance with creating a business card Lisa is willing to create one for you. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020.

A check for $75 made out to the Michigan Sheep Producers Association and mailed to:
    Lisa Reiff
    15394 West Austin Rd
    Manchester, MI 48158

Thank you for considering this great marketing opportunity.