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Junior Column for the Banner magazine

March 25, 2017

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! I am a junior member with the American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) and with the Oregon Romney Breeders Association (ORBA). I have a flock of 28 Romney ewes, both white and natural colored. I began raising Romneys when I was ten years old and have been active for many years [...]

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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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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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Science Advisory Panel

July 22, 2016

In response to recent events and member concerns, the ARBA Board of Directors has unanimously approved the formation of a Science Advisory Panel. This panel will work to advise the Board of Directors on scientific matters such as genetics, reproduction, nutrition, growth, etc. The panel will be composed of ARBA members from across the country [...]

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Moorit Romneys

June 30, 2016

As some breeders may have noticed at Black Sheep Gathering this year, there were Moorit Romneys exhibited. These sheep originate from semen imported from New Zealand romney breeders and passed inspection prior to importation several years ago. These were registered in ARBA via the amnesty program and at that time it was not known to [...]

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