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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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NIAA Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium 10/31-11/2/17

by Site Admin on September 21, 2017

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) announces the seventh in its series of Antibiotics Symposia: Antibiotic Stewardship: Collaborative Strategy for Animal Agriculture and Human Health. All sectors of the animal food production industry and partners in human medicine and public health will come together for collective and continued dialogue around one of the most important topics in animal and human health today.

At this year’s symposium, leaders from all parts of our industry—from farmers to processors to retailers—will join with veterinarians, researchers and experts in human and public health and representatives of Federal and state agencies to present new information and talk about their experiences in adapting to a rapidly changing business environment and marketplace. We will recognize the progress our industry has made while acknowledging the continued challenges we face going forward. We will hear some of the latest developments and hear practical suggestions on managing change. We’ll review ways of communicating and getting our message out so that consumers have accurate and reliable information. And as always, we will seek identify our common values, share our knowledge and experiences in discussion and honest dialogue and look for areas of consensus on strategies to take us into the future.

This year’s Symposium will be held October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, VA.

Please see our website for more information or to register.

Southern Adirondack Romney Show 9/24/2017

by Site Admin on September 4, 2017

The third annual Southern Adirondack Romney Show takes place at the Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival at the Washington County Fair grounds in Greenwich, NY on Sunday September 24th. Graeme Stewart will judge the separate White & Natural Colored Shows.

Entry booklet available at www.adkwoolandarts.com
Entries: Postmarked by Monday September 11 or online by September 13.

ARBA’s 2017 annual meeting and dinner will be held at the Blue Fish Grill, 50 Mine Street, Flemington, NJ on September 8th at 6PM. Dinner cost is $30 per person. Please send reservations and payment to Chris Posbergh 381 Burnt Mill Road, Branchburg NJ 08876 cposbergh@gmail.com or 908-310-8548.

2017 National Romney Show September 8th-10th

by Site Admin on July 29, 2017

ARBA Members:

The 2017 National Romney Show will be held September 8th-10th during the Garden State Sheep Breeders Sheep & Fiber Festival at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds (1207 NJ Route 179 Lambertville NJ 08530). Please plan to attend and enjoy the shows, exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, and of course your fellow ARBA members in our events.

Details and updates will be available on the 2017 National Romney Show Facebook event and the American Romney Breeders Association website – Details about Garden State Sheep & Fiber Festival. The website for the Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival is not completely accurate for our show as of yet, so please pay more attention to the information from directly from ARBA and contact me with any questions! I am working on pulling all of the details together and documents/links will be posted on the ARBA website and Facebook.

If you would like to donate money for the Open and/or Junior show (to help with prizes, premiums, cost of judge etc.), please let me know by Sunday July 30th if possible. Donations will still be accepted after that date, but we will be ordering the banners to advertise the sponsors on Monday to take advantage of a discount.

Please send checks to ARBA Secretary/Treasurer, JoAnn Mast – 58221 Lee Valley Rd, Coquille, OR 97423.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, text, or call me. You can also contact Ron Andress at (610) 847-5419 or windyoaksfarm@yahoo.com.

Thanks and hope to see you in September!

Allison Seyfert
ARBA District 2 Director
(410) 804-0492