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ARBA Election Results

April 29, 2018

And the election results are in! Please congratulate your recently elected directors: Director At-Large -> Charlene Carlisle District 2 Director -> Allison Streaker District 4 Director -> Nicole Murray District 6 Director -> Betsy McPherson The newly elected directors will join the board at the annual meeting this year at Black Sheep Gathering on 6/29

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Washington County (NY) Fiber Tour

April 21, 2018

The Washington County Fiber Tour in NYS, north of Albany, is on again for the 26th year, April 28-29. Free. Drive it yourself. Weather good, or weather miserable. You can visit 9 farms and a yarn spinning mill. Check out the Fiber Tour’s facebook page. Since the 1800’s, Washington County, New York, has been a [...]

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Livestock Traceability: Opportunities for Animal Agriculture 2018

January 15, 2018

NIAA 2018 Annual Conference Announces April 10-12 Agenda Contact: Katie Ambrose katie.ambrose@animalagriculture.org 719-538-8843, ext. 14 NIAA News Release, January 12, 2018— The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will fuse new features into this year’s conference, titled Livestock Traceability: Opportunities for Animal Agriculture, taking place April 10th–12th at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. [...]

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2017 Romney Futurity Results

January 5, 2018
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American Romney Breeders are proud to announce the winner of their 2017 Futurity. First place was secured by Megan Higgins of Coventry, CT. Megan did an awesome job of raising and showing this Fall Ewe Lamb. This lamb was purchased at the Romney National Sale held at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May [...]

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(Updated) Improving Lamb Marketing, Quality, & Profitability Workshops

December 18, 2017

California Wool Growers Association (CWGA) is hosting four interactive workshops focusing on improving lamb marketing and quality as well as producer profitability by applying innovative management practices and technologies.

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Romneys in Cystic Fibrosis Research

November 15, 2017

Romneys in Research! The Utah State University (USU) sheep research program is using Romneys to study cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder in humans that affects the lungs and sometimes parts of the digestive system. CF is inherited as a recessive trait caused by mutations within the CFTR gene. Currently there is [...]

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The Great Sheep Expedition

November 2, 2017

The American Romney Breeders Association has participated in the Great Sheep Expedition. Jennifer Gunn and her husband have interviewed the ARBA secretary and received materials produced by the association to include in their research. Pictures, a DNA sample, Roving and Raw Wool samples have also been provided to represent the breed. The Romney breed was [...]

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NIAA Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium 10/31-11/2/17

September 21, 2017

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) announces the seventh in its series of Antibiotics Symposia: Antibiotic Stewardship: Collaborative Strategy for Animal Agriculture and Human Health. All sectors of the animal food production industry and partners in human medicine and public health will come together for collective and continued dialogue around one of the most [...]

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