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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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Please make the following edits to your 2013 ARBA membership directory:

  • Back Cover – email for Anne McIntyre-Lahner: delete Anne@ctsheep.com and replace with olympiafarm@att.net
  • Dee Heinrich, Iowa, phone number change. Please use (319) 360-2620.
  • Joe Schmidt, 7740 N. 100 West, Columbus, IN 47203
  • Ace Vandenack, (707) 834-1790, aceinthehole07@hotmail.com

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ARBA Members – Check your registration certificates

by Site Admin on November 26, 2014

ARBA members who have received registration certificates from ASR since their move to Kansas – check them for blanks, accuracy, paper color and BW notations. If there is something listed incorrectly, send the certificate and an explanation to ASR and they will make the corrections. This does not apply to previous work done in Iowa.

ASR
P.O. Box 231, 305 Lincoln
Wamego, KS 66547

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2015 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

by Site Admin on November 20, 2014

Application Deadline is April 1st for 2015 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

Tours will include visits to feed lots, Superior Farms Processing Plant, lamb pelt grading, an ethanol and by-products plant, as well as other related industry information. Ron Cole, who holds a degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University and has worked in all phases of livestock, grain and meat reporting both at the local and national levels, will direct the 2015 Leadership School.

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Australian Romney

by Site Admin on November 16, 2014

This article contains information about an Australian Romney ram, Tintern Elmo 328 (T), that is currently in a semen collection centre for export to New Zealand. If anyone is interested in importing this semen to North America, please contact Gavin G Wall at gavin.wall@iinet.net.au .

Below are pictures of the Tintern Romney sheep, including one ram Tintern Elmo 328 (T). Tintern Elmo 328 (T) is currently in a semen collection centre for export to New Zealand. His yearling weight was 97.5kg. His total fleece weight was 10kg with an 8kg skirted fleece – that was 10 months growth. His fleece is very dense with well-defined crimp. Eminent Romney breeder and judge, Mr Hugh Taylor from the “Doughboy” stud in New Zealand has purchased semen for New Zealand. Hugh’s comments when judging at the recent Royal Melbourne Show: “There is no Romney Ram in NZ with wool of the quality of 328.” The race for big sheep has finished in NZ and Australia, focusing on muscling and wool quality as well as the normal desirable characteristic of structure and breed characteristics.

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2014 Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival

by Site Admin on November 3, 2014

2014 Open Fleece Show Champions
Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival

Held in Greenwich, New York
A strong showing from ARBA members with purebred Romney fleece entries.

Champion White Fleece
Sandy & Roy Baker (Romney)
Dunroamin’ Farm Purebred Romneys

Champion Natural Colored Fleece
Mary Pratt (Crossbred – Fine)
Elihu Farm – Purebred Romneys and Fine Wools

Champion White Covered (Cormo)
Karin Kennedy
Ensign Brook Farm – Purebred Romneys and Fine Wools

Champion Natural Color Covered (Romney Crossbred)
Elizabeth Willis
Green Mountain Romneys

Twenty eight of the 72 fleeces exhibited were Purebred Romney and another 20 were Romney crosses. Nineteen fleeces were scored at 100 and many more in the 95-99 range.
Dunroamin’ Farm, Woolambia Farm, Elihu Farm, Ensign Brook & Crazy Legs Farm all exhibited high quality Purebred Romney fleeces.