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Director Election Info

USSA Director Elections

There will be a director opening in all four USSA districts. District 3 will have two openings. If you or a USSA member you know would like to be a candidate for the upcoming USSA Directors elections, here’s a brief overview of your next steps:

Submit a letter of intent declaring that you are willing to be a candidate for the 2019 USSA Board of Directors Election. Letters of intent are due in the USSA Office by August 1, 2019. The letter must be faxed, emailed or mailed to the USSA Office, PO Box 121, Holland, IA 50642. Letters of intent submitted through mail must be postmarked by the deadline date. Phone calls are not acceptable.
Within one week of the deadline, candidates must submit a brief personal bio as well as a photo to the USSA Office. The personal bio should be approximately one-half of an 8 ½ [ ]

Educational Opportunity! Register by July 17th.

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 [ ]

NEW IN MARKETPLACE

Ram Lambs For Sale

“WHITE HOT” is working for us.  He was Res. Champion ram at Sedalia in 2018.  He is continuing to give us our best lambs ever.  We have three very good rams for sale from him.
 
    – ROYER FARM 952 was reserve Grand Champion at the All American Jr. Show.  I have been told that I should hold him for Sedalia next year, but he is for sale to you, now!
    – ROYER FARM 953 stood right behind 952 at the All American and was a member of best pair of rams.  He stood ahead of 952 at the Illinois Preview Show!
    – ROYER FARM 961 this February lamb has not been shown, but he is a good one.
 
All of these rams are very correct, fast growing, and heavy boned.  I am going to use one of them in my breeding program next year.  Not sure which one.  [ ]

Upcoming Events

Center of the Nation NSIP Sale
July 27, 2019
Clay County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IA
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Midwest Regional Jr. Suffolk Show
August 01, 2019
Ohio State Fairgrounds
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USSA Bred Ewe Sale
October 28, 2019
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The United Suffolk Sheep Association (USSA) is the official registrar and champion of Suffolk sheep bred and maintained by a great set of members across the U.S. Enjoy browsing our website and confirm why we Believe in the Suffolk Sheep breed.

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