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The Great Sheep Expedition

November 2, 2017

The American Romney Breeders Association has participated in the Great Sheep Expedition. Jennifer Gunn and her husband have interviewed the ARBA secretary and received materials produced by the association to include in their research. Pictures, a DNA sample, Roving and Raw Wool samples have also been provided to represent the breed. The Romney breed was [...]

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ARBA New Board Meeting 9-9-2017

November 2, 2017

New Board Meeting, September 9, 2017 – HUNTERDON County Fairground Meeting called to order at 12:09 EDT by President, Chris Posbergh. Sec/Treas reports same as presented at Old Board meeting. Reports will be forwarded to Emma Morton Rogers, newly elected District 1 Director. Roll Call: Chris, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Sue Kalina, Anne McIntyre Lahner, [...]

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ARBA Annual Meeting 9-8-2017

November 2, 2017

The annual meeting of the American Romney Breeders Association was called to order by President, Chris Posbergh, at 7:45 p.m. EDT at the Blue Fish Grill in Flemington, New Jersey. Introductions for all attending were completed, and board members attending included Chris Posbergh, Randy Thompson, Charlene Carlisle, Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Allison Seyfert, Emma Rogers, Sue Kalina [...]

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ARBA Old Board Meeting 9-8-2017

November 2, 2017

President Chris Posbergh called the meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. EDT. Minutes for the meeting were recorded by JoAnn Mast, ARBA secretary, via phone call from Chris and by Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Director at Large, in attendance throughout the meeting. Meeting attendance was confirmed by Chris, with the following in attendance at the board meeting: [...]

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Focus on Artificial Insemination in sheep at Dairy Sheep Symposium

October 22, 2017

Any sheep producer who is thinking about using Artificial Insemination (AI) to improve their flock genetics, should seriously consider attending the 2017 Symposium of the Dairy Sheep Association of North America, November 30 – December 2 in Orford, Quebec. The first day of this year’s Symposium will be devoted entirely to AI. Speakers from Canada, [...]

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Article By Junior Member Alexandra Rogers

October 18, 2017

I am very happy to be writing the Junior ARBA article this month as it is the last time I will be able to call myself a junior member. The Romney Junior show at NAILE will be my last junior show ever. This has made me reflect on how 10 years ago I was a [...]

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The Fiber Festival of New England November 4 & 5 at Eastern States Exposition

October 14, 2017

Fiber enthusiasts are coming together for the seventh annual Fiber Festival of New England, Nov. 4 & 5 in the Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition. Hours are Sat., 9am – 5pm and Sun., 9am – 3pm. The event, co-produced by the Exposition and the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association, promotes the use [...]

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ARBA Junior Article by Zane Van Horsen from OR

October 7, 2017

I have spent my entire life surrounded by sheep–trust me,there are baby pictures of me in piles of wool and conversing with lambs–however, I just recently started my endeavor into the world of sheep showing. Prior to this last year, I had helped people show but never brought my own animals, so my experience level [...]

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