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ARBA Board Meeting 1-7-2017

February 19, 2017

The winter board meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order at 1:03 p.m. EST by president, Chris Posbergh. Participating in the conference call were Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Scott Culver, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Allison Seyfert, Katherine Moore, Don Burgess, Sue Kalina, Carolynn Harwell, Betsy McPherson and JoAnn Mast. Please download this [...]

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2016 Romney Futurity Results

February 19, 2017

The 2016 Romney Futurity results for youth members of the American Romney Breeders Association have been announced. The placings are as follows: First Place White Romney Megan Higgins of Coventry, CT showing Chapin 185 a ewe lamb from Smiling Sheep Farm in NH. First Place Black Romney Courtney Lyman of Dracut, MA showing Anchorage Farm [...]

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New ARBA Breed Standard

January 4, 2017

The Board has adopted a one breed; one standard approach. This initial version, approved on 11/11/16, focuses on the White Romney. The Education Committee of the Board is currently working on language to incorporate natural colored (black) Romneys, followed by Moorit (brown) Romneys. The Board anticipates this work will be completed during the spring of [...]

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ARBA Science Advisory Panel Findings

January 3, 2017

Below are the findings of the Science Advisory Panel explaining the science behind brown versus black color and how brown could have remained hidden in the Romney population. As the field of genetics is evolving from studying abstract alleles to knowing the specific DNA code responsible for various differences, breed associations must adapt to this [...]

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Romney Ramblings – Fall/Winter 2016/17

December 11, 2016

The Fall/Winter 2016/17 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here: Romney Ramblings – Fall/Winter 2016/17 (2.2 MB PDF).

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ARBA New Board Meeting 11-13-2016

December 3, 2016

President, Chris Posbergh, called the meeting of the newly seated ARBA Board to order November 13, 2016 at 9:12 a.m. EST in conference room B-109 of the livestock complex housing the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky. In attendance were Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Anne McIntyre Lahner, Allison Seyfert, Katherine Moore, [...]

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ARBA Annual Meeting 11-12-2016

December 3, 2016

The annual membership meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order by Chris Posbergh, president, at 8:10 p.m. EST, November 12, 2016. The meeting was held in conjunction with dinner at the Bristol Bar and Grill in the Sheraton Louisville hotel in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Board members attending included Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene [...]

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ARBA Old Board Meeting 11-11-2016

December 3, 2016

The meeting of the board of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order at 5:15 p.m. EST, November 11, 2016 by Chris Posbergh, president. Members in attendance included Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Allison Seyfert, Katherine Moore, Don Burgess, Betsy McPherson and ARBA secretary/treasurer JoAnn Mast. Board members unable to attend [...]

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