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ARBA Board Meeting 6-27-2020

by Site Admin on July 24, 2020

Vice President Anne McIntyre-Lahner called the June 27, 2020 meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association board to order at 1:02 p.m. EDT. Present for the conference call meeting were McIntyre-Lahner, Rick Trojanoski, Scott Culver, Charlene Carlisle, Allison Seyfert Streaker, Emma Morton Rogers, Penny Swearingen, Nicole Murray, Carol Pasheilich, Betsy McPherson and JoAnn Mast. Unable to attend due to job related needs was Don Burgess.

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

Romney Ramblings – June 2020

by Site Admin on July 1, 2020

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Ramblings June 2020

The June 2020 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – June 2020 (2.6 MB PDF).

ARBA Board Meeting 4-18-2020

by Site Admin on May 14, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President, Don Burgess, at 1:03 p.m. EDT on April 18, 2020. Roll was called and in attendance were Burgess, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Charlene Carlisle, Rick Trojanoski, Emma Morton Rogers, Allison Seyfert Streaker, Penny Swearingen, Nicole Murray, Carol Pasheilich, Betsy McPherson and JoAnn Mast. Unable to participate, and excused from the meeting, was Scott Culver.

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

Good Morning/Afternoon

I recently took over as Managing Director of Wool Testing Authority Europe (WTAE) and wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Courtney Pye and I was taken on as Technical Manager for the laboratory in 2016 and became MD at the beginning of 2019. I was planning on making a trip to the US, however due to the ongoing situation this isn’t possible at the moment. I personally find emails impersonal but in the current climate it will have to do, so apologies for the forwardness of this email. I also apologise if this email address is not the correct one for my query.

I have been doing some research into the American wool industry and was very interested to see that the range of breeds in America is as diverse as the British Wool clip. We test the entire British Wool clip and test breeds that are reared in the US every day such as Welsh Mountain, Blue Faced Leicester, Romney, Texel, Teeswater, Jacob, Dorset and Wensleydale, plus many others. This makes WTAE an obvious choice to test these breeds. Without getting too technical; our laboratory calibrations already contain these wool types and it would be wonderful if we could begin to include American wool.

The laboratory was set up in 2004 in Caernarfon North Wales located on the outskirts of the Snowdonia National Park. We have been supplying test results to UK and European wool merchants ever since. We pride ourselves on our impartiality and our ability to offer a totally independent testing service which is fundamental to the core of the business.

Further to this, let me quickly outline what we can offer you; we are an IWTO licenced laboratory and are accredited to a range of IWTO test methods including yield, mean fibre diameter and colour. We also operate an online portal that allows customers access to their test results, invoices and historical results. These can be printed remotely at any time should our customers require them. You can also request brand changes and check testing through this portal should you need them. This service is free of charge for clients.

I feel this is a great opportunity to expand our knowledge and test data of these wonderful breeds, and also to offer you a vital testing service. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further with me and also please visit our website; www.wtaeurope.com which outlines all our services.

Kind regards and stay safe!


Courtney Pye
Managing Director

Wool Testing Authority Europe Ltd

Unit 7, Cibyn Industrial Estate
LL55 2BD

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