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2015 ARBA National Show & Sale

by Site Admin on July 22, 2015

Please see this document for details


ARBA in August at the Clark County Fair

by Site Admin on July 18, 2015

Have you reserved your space at the ARBA annual meeting and dinner? If not, now is the time to get it done. Information regarding the national show, sale, meeting and dinner was included in the membership directory sent to you in May.

Annual Meeting and Dinner Reservation: $30 per person for dinner (Lamb & Beef) Friday, August 7, 2015.

Send name(s) and payment to:
Christiane Payton, Treasurer
12775 N.W. Oak Ridge Road
Yamhill, OR 97148

National Shows:
Friday, August 7, Junior Show begins at 1:30 p.m. in the sheep show ring.
Saturday, August 8, Open Shows begin at 10:00 a.m., white followed by natural colored.

National Sale:
Saturday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the sheep show ring.
Transport to the east coast is available for $225 per head, with a departure date from Oregon on September 10. Arrangements are available for holding sheep until loading on the trailer.

All activities listed above will be held on the Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Road Ridgefield, WA 98642.

Sale catalogs have been prepared and should arrive via USPS. The catalog will also be posted on the website. All sale animals will be shown in the open show to establish sale order.

Show sponsors are still needed for special classes and class winners. If you and/or your farm want to sponsor an award, please contact Director At Large, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, olympiafarm@att.net.

Hope to see many of you at the fair.
JoAnn Mast, ARBA Secretary


Putman Receives Prestigious MacVicar Award

by Site Admin on May 21, 2015

Timothy Putman, PhD candidate in Dr. Dan Rockey’s lab, was recently selected for the MacVicar Scholar Award for his work on genome sequencing of the bacterial pathogen, Chlamydia abortus, that causes Ovine Enzootic Abortion. The pathogen is present in sheep flocks world-wide, and Putman’s work will aid in the development of preventative therapies. The MacVicar Award is given for quality research that impacts animal health.

Read the full article here


ARBA Board Meeting 4-11-2015

by Site Admin on May 7, 2015

The spring meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association board was called to order by Ron Andress, President, at 1:04 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Members present on the conference call included: Ron, Charlene Carlisle, Christiane Payton, Scott Culver, Al Schwider, Hilary Chapin, Chris Posbergh, John Shelton, Margaret VanCamp, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, and JoAnn Mast, ARBA secretary.

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