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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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Make your plans to attend the premier all-breed junior show in the northeast!

The 34th North East Youth Sheep Show will be held July 19 – 22, 2018 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.

See this flyer for details

Washington County (NY) Fiber Tour

by Site Admin on April 21, 2018

The Washington County Fiber Tour in NYS, north of Albany, is on again for the 26th year, April 28-29. Free. Drive it yourself. Weather good, or weather miserable. You can visit 9 farms and a yarn spinning mill. Check out the Fiber Tour’s facebook page.

Since the 1800’s, Washington County, New York, has been a welcoming home for production of wool. In the mid-1800s the County was one New York’s major producers of Merino wool. Now wool and other fiber production (Alpaca, Cashmere, Angora) is enjoying a renaissance, you can see on the Washington County Fiber Tour.

Bob and I invite you to stop at our farm. (one of the original members of the Fiber Tour. Farm #10on the web site.) You’ll see our March nd April Romney and medium-wool crossbred lambs and their dams, and can learn how we raise our sheep, which live on pasture for most of the year. We feature carefully prepared white, natural colored and moorit (brown wool) fleeces.along with beautiful sheep, and frozen cuts of our own lamb. Bring a spinning wheel Saturday morning and join the Roc Day Spinning Guild.

Also available on our farm are natural colored yearling Romney rams.

Many fiber farmers exhibit their animals and products regionally and nationally, where they have won major awards at events like the Eastern States Exposition (W. Springfield, MA), the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck, NY), the New England Cashmere Goat Show, the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza, and the Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival (right here in our County)

Romney Ramblings – Spring 2018

by Site Admin on April 19, 2018

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Ramblings Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – Spring 2018 (2 MB PDF).

ARBA Board Meeting 3-17-2018

by Site Admin on April 10, 2018

President Chris Posbergh called the spring board meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association to order at 1:02 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 17, 20i18. Roll was taken with the following board members in attendance: Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Scott Culver, Anne McIntyre Lahner, Charlene Carlisle, Emma Rogers, Don Burgess, Sue Kalina, Carol Pasheilich, Betsy McPherson and JoAnn Mast, ARBA Secretary/Treasurer. Not available for the conference call was Allison Seyfert.

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