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Southern Adirondack Wool Pool, processing information, and knitters tours

June 9, 2019

Wool Pool June 13-15 The 9th annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative wool pool will be held June 13-15 at the Washington County Fairgrounds on State Rte 29 in Greenwich, New York. The pool hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. A large national wool buyer is offering sheep farmers from throughout New York and neighboring states current […]

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Preventing and Controlling Footrot in Sheep Webinar

May 25, 2019

Join us for a webinar on June 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM CDT. Register now! https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/589593718137032459 Presenter: Mike Neary, PhD Extension Small Ruminant Specialist Purdue University Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics University of Nebraska-Lincoln Time: 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Mountain; 5:00 PM Pacific Description: Predators and footrot have […]

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Sheep For Profit School July 10-13, 2019

May 4, 2019

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2019 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Sheep for Profit School, which will be held on July 10th through 13th in Pipestone. This will be the 10th course offering with 173 past participants from 23 different states and Canada completing the course. The Sheep for Profit School is a […]

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Washington County, NY Fiber Tour

March 17, 2019

Washington County (NY) Fiber Tour – Quality and Diversity. The Tour celebrates its 27th annual free event, April 27-28, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating are 9 farms (including three that raise Romneys) and a fiber spinning mill. washingtoncountyfibertour.org Our scenic County, which borders Vermont, is the most active and productive agricultural county in […]

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ARBA Elections

March 15, 2019

I hope everyone’s lambing went, is going, or will go well with many romney lambs thriving despite some of the weather folks have been experiencing. Elections are only a couple of months away for the American Romney Breeders Association. The following positions will be contested this year: President, Vice President, Director at-large, District Directors for […]

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Hudson Valley Textile Project Summit March 20

February 26, 2019

The 3rd Annual Summit will be a gathering of farmers, makers, designers, manufacturers, and others interested in strengthening the Hudson Valley sustainable farm to fabric supply chain. Featured keynote speaker (and book signing) Stephany Wilkes, author of Raw Material. Summit Registration Fee ($30/person) covers facility rental, meals, and parking charges. There is a limit of […]

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Membership Mentors

February 3, 2019

A number of Romney breeders have volunteered to assist with questions related to the association, sheep management, marketing, wool processing and needs specific to your program. Please use this resource in helping to realize results with your Romneys. Please go to the Membership Mentors page to see the PDF document listing the mentors.

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Winter 2019 District 4 Report

January 12, 2019

Happy New Year! Here in Oregon we are heading into lambing season, as I am sure many Romney breeders throughout the country are. Some of you may have already started lambing or finished lambing already. Here in western Oregon we have mild, wet winters but this winter we have been experiencing lower rainfall than usual. […]

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