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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Romney breeders: make sure your voice is heard!
Membership renewals were due by January 31, but you can still renew your membership in time to participate in the 2014 elections! Your $20 dues, plus. $5 late fee, must be postmarked by April 1 in order to receive a ballot. At the same time, please consider reviewing your directory information to make sure everything is accurate and up-to-date. Dues should be mailed to:
PO Box 51, 222 Main Street
Milo, IA 50166
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Are you an active member and interested in running for an office in ARBA? Volunteers are always welcome to nominate themselves by using the following procedure: Call or email between the dates of March 10th to April 10th the President or Secretary and let them know what office interests you. The President or Secretary will then forward your nomination to the correct committee. The Nominating Committees meet between April 1st and May 1st annually and report to the secretary no later than May 1st with recommendations. Biographies of the nominees are due to the secretary by May 15th, and ballots are mailed by May 25th, due back by June 10th and the tally completed by July 1st. Thank you for your interest in serving on the ARBA board.
The meeting of the board of ARBA was called to order by Ron Andress, President, at 1:07 p.m. EST. Meeting was conducted with connections through Premier Global Services.
Members in attendance: Ron Andress, Charlene Carlisle, Chris Posbergh, Scott Culver, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Hilary Chapin, Jane Caulfield, Margaret VanCamp, John Shelton, Al Schwider, Tracy Haslem, Christiane Payton and JoAnn Mast.
Please download this PDF for the complete minutes of the meeting.
If you are lambing, now is the time to be watching for that lamb to enter in the Romney Specialty Sale. The sale will be held the weekend of May 24-25 in Wooster, Ohio. The 2013 National Romney Sale was held during this event and the results were very positive for buyers and sellers. Top quality animals and strong bids from the stands made the weekend a great promotional for Romney sheep.
Entries for white and natural colored lambs and yearlings will be accepted. All entries are to be forwarded to Banner Sales Management, and all animals must be registered and comply with the general rules stated on the sale management website. Be sure to follow health requirements, DNA testing, and guidelines for selling.
For more information, check details at www.bannersheepmagazine.com or call
309-785-5058. Entries are due March 15, 2014 so don’t delay in getting lambs registered and health needs met.
Please see the following documents for the results from the Romney show at the 2013 Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair:
Natural Colored Romney Show
Youth Romney Show
In addition, Supreme Champion Natural colored ram was awarded to Ed Julian, Julian Moore Sheep Co.