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Walter ‘Lynn’ Barnes: Aug 7, 1918 – July 13, 2017

July 21, 2017

Walter ‘Lynn’ Barnes passed away on July 13, 2017, just a couple weeks shy of 99 years old. Please see the obituary below: Lynn Barnes Obituary

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2017 ARBA Election Results

June 19, 2017

President – Chris Posbergh VP – Randy Thompson Dir. At Large – Scott Culver Dist. 1 – Emma Morton Dist. 3 – Don Burgess Dist. 5 – Carolynn Harwell

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2017 ARBA Board Candidate Biographies

May 29, 2017

Following are Candidate Biographies for the upcoming 2017 ARBA Board Election. Ballots must be postmarked by June 10, 2017.

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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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Tail Docking

May 17, 2017

The attached article is from the Feb. issue of The Shepherd (posted with author & publisher permissions). The attached letter was recently sent to the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) from the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) regarding the practice of tail docking. The recent raised awareness led to tail docking being discussed [...]

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2016 Romney Futurity Results

February 19, 2017

The 2016 Romney Futurity results for youth members of the American Romney Breeders Association have been announced. The placings are as follows: First Place White Romney Megan Higgins of Coventry, CT showing Chapin 185 a ewe lamb from Smiling Sheep Farm in NH. First Place Black Romney Courtney Lyman of Dracut, MA showing Anchorage Farm [...]

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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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