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2019 National Suffolk Sale Info

Mark your calendars for the National Suffolk Sale in conjunction with the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Here’s a few activities & events you may want to attend:

Wednesday, June 26 Suffolk Breeding Sheep Show – Swine Barn, South Ring (following Hampshires)

Thursday, June 27 Informational Meeting for USSA members – 8am, Dr. Taylor Woods Reception HallSuffolk Wether Sire & Dam Show – Swine Barn (following club lambs & Hampshires)Root Beer Float Suffolk Member Meet & Greet – 7-10pm Suffolk Pens – hosted by Suffolk Enthusiasts

Friday, June 28                   Donuts & Drinks (Swine Barn) – prior to Suffolk SaleNational Suffolk Sale (Breeding Sheep) – Swine Barn (following Hampshires)

Saturday, June 29National Suffolk Sale (Wether Sires & Dams) – Swine Barn (following Club Lambs & Hampshires)

To view the full Midwest Stud Ram Sale schedule: www.midwestsale.com

Educational Opportunity!

Sheep Breeding Workshops Focus on Performance and Production – July 26-27

Are you interested in increasing performance and profit in your sheep operation? A New Direction in Sheep Breeding is an educational program that will be held July 26 and 27 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. The program is funded by ASI Let’s Grow and is being sponsored by the United Suffolk Sheep Association. It is a free program and is open to any producer who is interested in improving performance, increasing profitability, and impacting the value of American lamb.

The program will offer components for both seedstock and commercial producers. The program on July 26 will begin in the afternoon and run through early evening. Dr. Dan Morrical will present on utilizing quantitative genetics, utilizing Estimated Breeding Values, and understanding the needs of the commercial producer. Rusty Burgett will demonstrate how to use the free National [ ]

Suffolk Genetic Recovery Program

U.S.S.A Board Adopts Suffolk Genetic Recovery Program

The United Suffolk Board in its retreat during the spring of 2015 proposed a goal of establishing a Suffolk genetic recovery program under the breed improvement plan.  It became apparent to the Board that a number of Suffolk breeders had not registered their Suffolks for many years.  These sheep were not eligible for the percentage registration program even though they were of Suffolk origins.  The Board decided to explore the ramifications of allowing these breeders to register their sheep by appointing a committee to further investigate the issue.  The Board adopted a Suffolk genetic recovery proposal after much research and numerous meetings.  The parameters of the program are as follows.

Eligibility for Suffolk GAP registrations

Must be a member in good standing of the U.S.S.A. or U.J.S.S.A
Certify to the best of your knowledge that the sheep being considered for GAP are of Suffolk descent by signing [ ]


Two Year Old Ram For Sale

Two year old ram for sale. Van Dyke 17-7106 who was sired by Red 3356-the ram on the front cover of the April issue of the Banner magazine.  His lambs look great, and this ram will not disappoint you.  His dam is a Touchdown daughter.

Saddle Creek Suffolks, South Dakota605-553-5738


Upcoming Events

National Junior Suffolk Show/All-American Junior Show
July 04, 2019
Hutchinson, KS
Center of the Nation NSIP Sale
July 27, 2019
Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA
Midwest Regional Jr. Suffolk Show
August 01, 2019
Ohio State Fairgrounds
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