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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

Willamette Valley Ram and Ewe Sale – July, 29

by Site Admin on July 28, 2017

Barnes dispersal sale will begin directly following Willamette Valley sale. Two Barnes yearling rams will start the Willamette Sale. Phone bids will be accepted, contact sale committee for details.

The Willamette Valley Ram and Ewe sale, set for July 29, will also be the site of a dispersal sale of the Lynn Barnes flock of Romney breeding stock. The ram and ewe sale will be an all breeds sale, with a start time of 1:00 p.m. The dispersal sale will begin at 4:00 p.m. Location of the sale is the lamb show barn in Scio, Oregon, east of Albany. Work is beginning on compiling a list of animals to be offered for sale and will be posted on the ARBA website when available.

For more information contact the ARBA secretary:
secretary@americanromney.org or 541-572-3094.

Walter ‘Lynn’ Barnes passed away on July 13, 2017, just a couple weeks shy of 99 years old. Please see the obituary below:

Lynn Barnes Obituary