Call of Committee Members

A few years ago, the USSA invited non-board members to participate in our various committees. This has been extremely valuable in terms of getting broader input on association activities as well as surfacing potential new future board members. The committees meet via Zoom. The frequency of the meetings depends on how active each committee wants or needs to be. One challenge that we have encountered is that some committees became so large it was difficult for the chair to manage, and to ensure all committee members were able to share their opinions and ideas, and for the committee to reach consensus. In order to keep all of our committees at a manageable size, we have created this short application form. An application is not an automatic appointment. The president will appoint committee members with a goal is to be inclusive of all types of Suffolks and a diversity of opinions. Application deadline is December 15th. Applicants will be notified of committee appointments by January 1st.
Committee Application (word)
Committee Application (pdf)

UJSSA Promotional Video Contest

Promotional Video Contest

November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

1) Must be a UJSSA member
2) Contest will offer 3 age divisions:
    Ages 8-12
    Ages 13-16
    Ages 17-21
3) The subject matter of the promotional video is “The Suffolk Breed”.
4) The video should be 30 seconds and 2 minutes long.
5) Each Jr. Director will create their own promotional video as an example. Examples will be posted by Oct. 1 on the UJSSA Facebook page and the Junior page on the USSA website under “Youth”.
6) Videos should be attached to an email with your name, state, and age as of January 1, 2022. Submit videos to juniors@suffolks.org. Contact the USSA Office with any video submission issues.
7) Submission deadline: January 15, 2022.
8) Prizes awarded to the top two in each age division. Winning videos will be posted on the UJSSA Facebook and Instagram pages.

SUBMISSION LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/request/irgqJWbuam8X47HBZTC2

Example 1

Example 2


2021 North American International Livestock Exposition
Suffolk Events

Friday, November 12
Junior Breeding Showmanship – 9am
Premier Bred Ewe/Premier Market Mama Sale—1pm also on wlivestock.com
Market Lamb Showmanship— 1 hour following conclusion of commercial ewe show
Lead Line –5pm

Saturday, November 13
Suffolk Market Lamb Show
UJSSA Root Beer Float Social – 2:45pm, outside Suffolk Sale
North American International Suffolk Sale – 3:00pm
UJSSA Meeting* – 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Suffolk Sale, Saddle & Sirloin Club

Sunday, November 14
Junior Suffolk Breeding Sheep Show – following Dorper show, Ring 1
Suffolk Foundation Board Meeting – 4:30pm, Saddle & Sirloin Club

 Monday, November 15
USSA Board of Directors Meeting – morning, TBA*, Freedom Hall VIP Board Room
Hall of Fame Recognition Event – 5:30pm Social Hour, 6:30pm Dinner, Saddle & Sirloin Club

Tuesday, November 16
Open Suffolk Show – 9am, Ring 1

Thursday, November 18
Supreme Champion – follows completion of all open shows

***Any Changes to meeting times and locations to be posted at the USSA booth***

Virtual Annual Meeting

Election Results

2021 Director Election Results
District 1
Greg Ahart, CA – unopposed, fills vacancy
View District 1 Bio

District 2
Jeff Baumann, MO – 10 votes
Tom Burke, MO -11 votes
View District 2 Bios

District 3
Andrew Slack, WI – 17 votes
Dennis Sorensen, IL – 21 votes
View District 3 Bios

District 4
Brenda Reau, MI – 34 votes (fills 3 year term)
Mac Swortzel, VA – 9 votes
Bill Zwyers, IN – 23 votes (fills 2 year term)
View District 4 Bios

Bylaw Changes:
Article V Section 3
Approve 63
Disapprove 10

Article V Section 4
Approve 57
Disapprove 11

USSA Bylaws – proposed changes 2021 updated 8.27.21

 The 2021 United Suffolk Sheep Association Annual Meeting will be virtual via Zoom. The board decided to move forward with a virtual annual meeting again this year as they received positive feedback from the membership after last year’s meeting, support through the Needs Assessment and feels it’s the best way to allow all members of the association to participate.
We encourage all members to join us on Monday, November 8th at 7:30pm central via Zoom. Please note you do not need a computer to join, you can call in!!

Computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89074611289?pwd=UHZmdnd2RXpzNU9NdG5ramorQ2pNUT09
Phone:  1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 890 7461 1289

You’re invited to join fellow United Suffolk Sheep Association members for an event filled evening of dining and reminiscing as the association recognizes the 2021 inductees to the United Suffolk Sheep Association Hall of Fame. The event is scheduled for Monday, November 15  at 5:30 pm (Social Hour – Dinner at 6:30 pm) at North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

Marlin Berg Family, Minnesota
Alan Culham, Michigan
Jim Peifer/Kurt Birky, Illinois
Bill & Susan Shultz/Bunker Hill Farm, Ohio

Advanced Dinner Reservations are Required. To make reservations, please use THIS FORM or email amanda@suffolks.org with the number attending in your party. The dinner is $35 per attendee, please send payment and make checks paid to USSA – PO Box 121, Holland, Iowa 50642. NOTE: Reservations must be made by October 31, no late reservations will be accepted this year.

UJSSA Virtual Skill-A-Thon

UJSSA Virtual Skill-A-Thon

UJSSA Members: Submit your answers by November 1st!

UJSSA Virtual Skill-A-Thon

Skill-A-Thon Answer Sheet


Suffolk U Webinar: Flock Forward

Free Webinar! Join Us!
Learn More About:
✅Validating Sire Performance
✅Understanding Yield and OCC
✅Flock54 Flock Certification
Thank you to Superior Farms / Flock54 for speaking on this webinar!
OR Join Us LIVE on the United Suffolk Sheep Association Facebook page!

2021 Futurity Standings

Updated 11.9.21

Owned Ewe Lamb
District 1
No points submitted at this time.

District 2
52pts – VanDyke 21-3, Raesa Zelinsky, SD
23pts – Slack 1434, Molly McGowan, TX
19pts – Slack 1418, Aubrey McGowan, TX

District 3
30pts – JMG 2124, Maddie Anderson, MN
18pts – Bar-Zel 2110, Elijah Ruddat, WI
10pts – Bar-Zel 2157, Elijah Ruddat, WI
7pts – Bar-Zel 2109, Noah Dobberpuhl, MN

District 4
45pts – Slack 1363, Emily Stevens, OH
42pts – MacCauley 5416, Allee Hoover, PA
37pts – Arnevik 2099, George Cash, PA

Bred & Owned Ewe Lamb
56pts – Thoeny MN503307-0002, Nicole Thoeny, MN
50pts – Bar-Zel 2114, Raesa Zelinsky, SD
42pts – So-N-So Acres 03106, Brittany Smith, NJ
38pts – So-N-So Acres 03095, Brittany Smith, NJ
31pts – Royer Farm 112, Avery Sullivan, IL
18pts – Everts 2112, Greeley Everts, IA
4pts – Hastings Farm 21-7, Kameron Hastings, IL

Owned Yearling Ewe
64pts – Dombek Family 3463, Briana Thoeny, MN
36pts – Slack 0192, Emily Stevens, OH

Bred & Owned Yearling Ewe
49pts – Binder/Albright 1964, Madison Binder, IL
47pts – Binder/Albright 1962, Sandra Binder, IL
43pts – So-N-So Acres 03121, Brittany Smith, NJ
28pts – Haugh 2003, George Cash, PA

Director Election -Intent to Run Aug. 1

Intent to run submission deadline is August 1!
Director Openings:
District 1 – one 3-year term
District 2 – one 3-year term
District 3 – one 3-year term
District 4 – one 3-year term and one 2-year term
To view the USSA District map click here (scroll down the page, below the director listing).
For eligibility requirements, review the USSA Bylaws here.
  1. 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 USSA Board of Directors Election. Letters of intent are due in the USSA Office by August 1, 2021. 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.
  2. 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 x 11 page. The content of candidate bios should discuss the candidate’s qualifications, reasons they feel they are a good director candidate and any thoughts/ideas they may have on improving the association and Suffolk breed. Candidates who do not submit a personal bio and photo will only have their name listed on the election ballot.

Suffolk Registry Programs

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