National Suffolk Ambassador & Suffolk Queen Contest

Application Deadline: June 1

The primary responsibilities of the National Suffolk Ambassador and/or National Suffolk Queen would be to represent the breed at Shows and Sales. The contest will be held at the National Junior Suffolk Show each year. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee of three. The winner will serve a one year term from the current National Junior Suffolk Show to next National Junior Suffolk Show.

The United Suffolk Sheep Association has set aside $1,000 to assist in the financing of expenses for the winners. Winners are required to turn in receipts for the $1,000.

Please contact the USSA Office at 641-684-5291 or with any questions you may have regarding these contests.


The National Suffolk Queen contest is open to females between the ages of 16 and 21, must be a member and in good standing with the United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association.

Applicants should be willing to attend: National Junior Suffolk Show, Midwest Stud Ram Sale, and North American International Livestock Expositions Junior & Open Suffolk Shows.




Deadline & Submission Instructions:

The application, along with a 1000-word essay, is due to the USSA by June 1.
Applications can be emailed to or mailed to USSA, PO Box 121, Holland, IA 50642
2019 Suffolk Queen

Katherine Parsley
Sheridan, IN

Congratulations to Katherine Parsley of Sheridan, Indiana who will be serving as this year’s Suffolk Queen. Katherine resides on her family's diversified farm which includes Suffolk sheep, cattle and crops. She's actively involved with 4-H, National Honor Society, varsity soccer, student council and Pursuit church youth group. Suffolk sheep have been in her family since 1948 - Katherine continues to keep up that family tradition and has exhibited sheep for 9 years at the county, state and national levels. Katherine will be attending the University of Kentucky this fall, majoring in Animal Science. Katherine currently serves as an intern director on the United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association Board of Directors.

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