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Washington County (NY) Fiber Tour

April 20, 2017

Since the 1800’s, Washington County, New York, has been a welcoming home for production of wool. In the mid-1800s the County was one New York’s major producers of Merino wool. Now wool and other fiber production is enjoying a renaissance, you can see on the Washington County Fiber Tour. Join us as we celebrate the [...]

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Willamette Valley Ram and Ewe Sale – July, 29

April 11, 2017

The Willamette Valley Ram and Ewe sale, set for July 29, will also be the site of a dispersal sale of the Lynn Barnes flock of Romney breeding stock. The ram and ewe sale will be an all breeds sale, with a start time of 1:00 p.m. The dispersal sale will begin at 4:00 p.m. [...]

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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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Leadership School Applications Deadline Jan 6, 2017

December 21, 2016

2017 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School enrollment deadline January 6 Participants interested in all aspects of sheep production and marketing Oregon-style have until January 6, 2017, to register for the March 12 – 15, Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School. The intense three-day program features close examination of year-round lambing, grass fed operations, and [...]

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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 Board and Annual Meetings to be held during NAILE

November 4, 2016

Friday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. current board will meet in conference room B-108 in the South Wing Conference Center. Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. the annual meeting and dinner will be held in the restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel on the river in Indiana. Sunday, November 13 at 9:00 a.m. the newly elected [...]

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ARBA’s 2016 Annual Meeting

October 5, 2016

ARBA’s annual meeting will be held at NAILE this year in Louisville, KY. The annual dinner and meeting will be on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6 pm. The dinner/meeting will be held at The Bristol on the River (AKA Bristol Bar and Grill) in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Costs for dinner tickets will be $26 per [...]

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