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Romney Ramblings – Spring 2017

May 23, 2017
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The Spring 2017 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here: Romney Ramblings – Spring 2017 (3 MB PDF).

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Pipestone Sheep for Profit School

May 20, 2017

Sheep For Profit School July 5-8, 2017 Pipestone Minnesota www.pipestonesheep.com Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2017 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Sheep For Profit School which will be held on July 5-8th, 2017 in Pipestone Minnesota. The Sheep for Profit School is only offered once every two years. The Pipestone Lamb and Wool [...]

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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
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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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