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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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ARBA Elects New Board Members

June 29, 2016

The results of the recent election are in. Returning to serve on the board are Director at Large, Anne McIntyre Lahner; District 2 Director, Allison Seyfert Streaker; and District 6 Director, Betsy McPherson. Joining the board as District 4 Director is Sue Kalina.

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District 4 Regional Show – July 13, 2016

June 24, 2016

District 4 Regional Show is happening during the Linn County Fair in Albany, OR. Romney classes will be judged Wednesday, July 13 in the afternoon. Sponsors are needed to make this an event comparable to those held previously. A $25 donation will support special recognition for one class in the open or junior show. If [...]

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New Logo From the American Wool Council

June 4, 2016

DENVER, Colo. – As American consumers embrace the natural magic of homegrown wool, the American Wool Council has adopted a new look that brings the industry’s image up to par with the products being created everyday with this innovative, sustainable fiber. A division of the American Sheep Industry Association, the American Wool Council developed a [...]

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Northeast Youth Sheep Show July 14 – 17, 2016

May 20, 2016

The 32nd annual Northeast Youth Sheep Show (NEYSS) will be held July 14th-17th at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. The NEYSS is the premier all-breed junior sheep show in the northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors showing close to 800 head of sheep. The show is open to all youth 21 [...]

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New Hampshire’s Sheep Comeback

May 13, 2016

Article from New Hampshire Business Review Industry picks up steam as a niche business “Go back to the 1850s and ‘60s, the mainstay of agriculture in New England was sheep,” said David Kennard, owner of Wellscroft Farm in Chesham and co-founder of the NH Sheep and Wool Growers Association. Stonewalls seen lining properties and, now [...]

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ARBA Board Meeting 4-2-2016

May 5, 2016

Roll call was taken by Chris Posbergh, president. In attendance were JoAnn Mast, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Anne McIntyre Lahner, Scott Culver, Katherine Moore, Carolynn Harwell and Betsy McPherson. Unavailable for the conference call were Allison Seyfert Streaker, Don Burgess and Karen Nichols. Please download this PDF for the complete minutes of the meeting.

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