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National Sale Information

by Site Admin on June 23, 2019

Held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI (Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N Jackson Ave).

Festival Dates: September 6th, 7th and 8th, 2019

Show for the Sale Sheep will be 5 pm on Friday, September 6th, 2019. Sale entries will be due approximately mid July to Banner Sale Management (more details soon) and they are separate from the National Show entries which go to the Wool Festival’s site.

National Sale will be Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

Green, white and black balloons will be attached to sale sheep pens (anyone interested in helping me inflate and attach balloons will be much appreciated).

Trailers for potential sheep sales have been difficult to line up. Little Hooves will have a trailer going east that can help in transport and I am sure there will be at least one other there going east, westward travel has been more difficult to line up. At present, I have had no one commit to assisting in transportation. At present, attempting to find other breeders who normally attend the wool festival that may be heading westward.

Entry fee is $30 per head with 10% commision to Banner Sales and 2% back to ARBA .

Sale sheep will all be penned in same area.

Any other questions, feel free to write and ask.

Thanks,
Charlene
ccshep1@aol.com

Are you interested in increasing performance and profit in your sheep operation? A New Direction in Sheep Breeding is an educational program that will be held July 26 and 27 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. The program is funded by ASI Let’s Grow and is being sponsored by the United Suffolk Sheep Association. It is a free program and is open to any producer who is interested in improving performance, increasing profitability, and impacting the value of American lamb.

The program will offer components for both seedstock and commercial producers. The program on July 26 will begin in the afternoon and run through early evening. Dr. Dan Morrical will present on utilizing quantitative genetics, utilizing Estimated Breeding Values, and understanding the needs of the commercial producer. Rusty Burgett will demonstrate how to use the free National Sheep Improvement Program searchable database. Dr. Ron Lewis will explain breed improvement and progress in the industry that has been made by using Estimated Breeding Values. A lamb dinner will be included and will be followed in the evening with and hands-on ram evaluation.

The July 27 program will be held in the morning and is designed for commercial producers. Dr. Dan Morrical will present on sire selection for commercial flocks and how to select rams using Estimated Breeding Values to maximize profit. There will be a panel discussion featuring Shawn Capouch, Mark Hoogendoorn, and Mark Van Roekel who are commercial producers that have successfully used Estimated Breeding Values in their flocks.

Participants who attend either of the workshops and complete and evaluation will be entered into a drawing to win $100 in sale credit that can be redeemed at the Center of the Nation Sale that will take place in the afternoon on July 27 at the same location.

For a full listing of the program details go to www.suffolks.org. Preregistration is recommended by July 17. Please contact the Brenda Reau, USSA Director 734-755-8282 or reau@msu.edu.

Sponsors supporting the program include Superior Farms, Premier 1 Supplies, National Sheep Improvement Program, Dry Sandy Sheep Company, Reau Suffolks, and Center of the Nation Sale Suffolk consignors.

ARBA Board Meeting 5-18-2019

by Site Admin on June 19, 2019

The board meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order by President, Chris Posbergh, at 1:04 p.m. EDT. Participating in the conference call were Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Scott Culver, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Emma Rogers, Allison Seyfert, Don Burgess, Carol Pasheilich, Betsy McPherson and ARBA secretary, JoAnn Mast. Unable to participate was Nicole Murray.

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

Entry Deadline ~ July 5th

Please see this flyer for details