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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Dear Shepherd’s, Shearers, Sheep producers and Sheep enthusiasts:

Grey Bruce Farmers Week (GBFW) will be hosting its 54th annual conference January 3-9, 2020 in Elmwood Ontario. GBFW has been a main stay for the agricultural industry in Grey County since 1966. Our mandate to provide education to farmers and agribusiness has been steadily growing. We started out as a 3-day event and grew to a full week event in the 90’s.

GBFW is coordinated via Grey County Agricultural Services in Markdale. In keeping with progress, we proudly started to offer livestreaming in 2018 as an option to folks who are unable to attend in person. While the best way to experience GBFW is in person we understand you may live farther a field or have never-ending chores that may keep you from joining us. With this new option we can extend our reach even further to farmers and agribusiness virtually eliminating geographical boundaries.

We would like to extend the offer to take advantage of our livestreamed content to enhance and extend the educational opportunities available to your organization and affiliated groups. Please help us and share this information with your members to let them know about this great resource. Livestreaming recordings are ideal for continuing education credits, professional development and youth organizations such as 4H.

GBFW has 7 commodity days – Sheep day may be of interest to you and your colleagues!

We invite you to check out our past and upcoming content at www.gbfw.ca, our YouTube channel and social media. Facebook: Grey Bruce Farmers Week, Twitter: @GBFarmersWeek, Instagram: gbfarmersweek #GBFW20

Speakers and Topics are currently being posted on social media as they are confirmed, we expect to have a fully confirmed itinerary for you by October.

Livestream tickets may be purchased in advance, the day of, or after the live air date. Individual pricing: one-day ticket is $20 or purchase the full 7-day program for $100 (best value). The events will be available for 30 days after the original air date. Later in the year each commodity day will be posted to our YouTube channel. Please contact us at the email or phone listed below for group pricing so we can best meet your needs.

Lorie Smith
Office Manager, Vice President
Grey County Agricultural Services Centre
Box 463
206 Toronto St. South, Unit 3
Markdale, ON N0C 1H0
Fax – 519-986-2643
email – info@greyagservices.ca

Sacramento, CA. – California Wool Growers Association (CWGA) is hosting its 3rd Annual Online All Breeds Sheep Sale on August 1 – 2, 2019.

The following breeds will be offered including registered and unregistered sheep. Breeds to be sold include Columbia, Corriedale, Crossbred, Dorper, Natural Colored, Shetland, Shropshire, Southdown, Targhee, Wether Sire Ewe Lambs, and Wiltshire Horn.

Consignments include registered ewe lambs, yearling ewes, ram lambs, yearling rams, stud rams and pen lots.

The Online Sale can be viewed at susantaylorshowservices.com (click on ‘current sales’).

See this flyer for more details.

ARBA Election Results

by Site Admin on July 1, 2019

The ballots have been counted and here are your newly elected board members for the American Romney Breeders Association. They will start their new terms at the annual meeting being held at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival this year.

President – Don Burgess
Vice President – Anne McIntyre Lahner
Director at Large – Rick Trojanoski
District One Director – Emma Morton Rogers
District Three Director – Penny Swearingen
District Five Director – Carol Pasheilich

Thank you to all candidates who ran and members who returned their ballots.

Chris Posbergh

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.