ARBA Juniors at NAILE

ARBA Juniors at NAILE

Welcome to the ARBA Junior page – dedicated to our enthusiastic young members!

The ARBA mission statement for youth is:

“To encourage youth to care and maintain Romney sheep as a way of learning responsibility. To encourage youth to join with other Romney youth to learn sportsmanship, enhance social skills, ethical behavior, leadership traits and a better understanding of success and failure.”

Ethan and Caitlin Plank (from Michigan)

For more information on Romneys for youth, see:

Our latest articles relating to ARBA Juniors are listed below. For older Juniors articles, check our Juniors Archive.

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2012 All American Jr Sheep Show Report

by Site Admin on July 17, 2012

I have just returned from Iowa where the All American Jr Show took place this year. Des Moines was hot and sticky as was pretty much most of the US but the heat did not deter our youth. The barn temperatures were 108+ on Thursday, worse on Friday and then slightly hotter on Saturday, Sunday was met with lower temperatures and less humidity, which made everyone’s mood much better. On Thursday, the youth and their families went to Adventureland for a bit of R&R before the weekend got into full swing. Friday morning was official check in. I am happy to report that we had 8 youth with 30 head of romneys support the show this year. The total overall numbers were staggering. There were 338 exhibitors, from 25 states, with 1761 sheep.

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Ewe Lamb Raffle

by Site Admin on May 1, 2012

A raffle drawing for Little Hooves “Lotsa” will be held Sept 8, 2012 at the Garden State Sheep Breeders District 2’s Regional Show in New Jersey. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. “Lotsa” was donated by Little Hooves Romneys and all proceeds will go to sponsor Romney Juniors at the All American & North American International Livestock Expo.

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Junior Events for 2012

by Site Admin on April 2, 2012

Hi Gang,

ARBA is looking forward to another great year with our youth. Shows and events are in the works and this is the 100th year of ARBA. The centennial celebration will offer some extra fun with new ARBA designs for awards, gifts and items for purchase. We hope that all of you will take advantage of these opportunities and network with friends, renew previous contacts, and establish new ones. There are always things to learn when you are having fun at these events. [click to continue…]

Ewe Lamb Raffle

by Site Admin on March 17, 2012

Little Hooves Romneys of New Jersey will be donating a white ewe lamb for raffle this year that will benefit ARBA’s youth. All proceeds will be ear marked for two specific Junior shows with 2/3 going to the All American Jr Show and 1/3 going to NAILE’s JR Show. Raffle tickets will be sold starting immediately and will continue through until the District 2 Regional Show in Ringoes, New Jersey on September 8th – 9th, 2012. With this being ARBA’s 100th year celebration, what better way to celebrate the past then to give our youth a boost into the future.

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