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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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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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Southern Adirondack Romney Sheep Show – September 25, 2016

September 2, 2016

The second Southern Adirondack Romney Sheep Show will take place Sunday, September 25, 2016, starting at noon in conjunction with the 8th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Greenwich, New York. The Show features combined Open and Junior Shows for both White and Natural Colored Romneys, and welcomes all in-state and [...]

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ARBA Breed Standard Recommendations For Member Review

August 22, 2016

ARBA Members: please review the document below: ARBA Current Breed Standard With Recommendations For Review

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