Suffolk Assessment

We invite you to participate in the Suffolk Association Needs Assessment. This assessment is open to anyone who owns Suffolk sheep, USSA or UJSSA membership is not required. It is estimated that this assessment will take approximately 30 minutes. The information gathered will be used in future long range planning by the USSA Board of Directors.
Participants who complete this assessment and include contact information will be entered into a drawing for two $50 Amazon gift cards.
The assessment link will be available thru October 15th.
Thank you again for taking time to complete this assessment!
~USSA Board of Directors

UJSSA Drawing Contest

Calling all Jr’s! Your Jr Board is having another contest for all Jr members to participate in. We are having a Drawing Contest. You can do a drawing in either black and white or in color. See the flier below with details. The deadline for entries is Oct 1, 2020. If you have any questions you can contact one of the board members, myself (Nancy Burton) or drop your question to the Jr email. Looking forward to seeing some great entries!

Suffolk U Webinar – Enterprise Analysis

Click Here to Register

Or, Join us Live on the USSA Facebook page!

2020 USSA Annual Meeting will be VIRTUAL

Check back for connection info!

Meeting agenda and other documents will be posted by Nov. 1st.

Yearling Ewes For Sale

5 yearling ewes, RRNN, very correct, easy keeping, as they have been on grass only since mid March.  $1750 for the group, Sire is a Bierle ram, that won 2018 FFA show, dam side has VanArkel, Heupel, Oak Hills bloodlines.  Also have a nice set of ewe lambs for sale.

Text, or call   641-414-1979


Director Elections & Proposed Bylaw Changes

There will be one director opening in Districts 1, 3 and 4. There will be 2 openings in District 2; a one year term and a three year term. 

District 1
Matt Wolf, Caldwell, Idaho
District 2
Jeff Baumann, Savannah, Missouri
Tom Burke, Smithville, Missouri
Bill Gergen, Geneva, Nebraska
Carol Heupel, Weldona, Colorado
View District 2 Candidate Bios
District 3
Jeremy Geske, New Prague, Minnesota
Teresa Harker, Oxford, Iowa
View District 3 Candidate Bios
District 4
For the upcoming director election in District 4, there was no candidate who met all eligibility requirements. Information will be posted soon on how this vacancy will be filled.
View District 4 Vacancy Notice (updated 8.26)

We have discovered that USSA had email issues during the time that a letter of intent was due because of a server migration. If you emailed a letter of intent and are not listed, please FORWARD the original email to amanda@suffolks.org AND jeremy.geske@gmail.com.

The following document lists the proposed bylaw changes that will be on a ballot this fall. Please contact a director with any questions.

2020 Proposed Bylaw Changes – updated 8.24.20

Annual Meeting Notice

 At this time, the USSA Annual Meeting has not been scheduled due to COVID and the uncertainty and fluidity around livestock events.

If the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) goes as normally scheduled, the USSA Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with NAILE in Louisville, Kentucky. The date will be announced on the USSA website (www.suffolks.org), USSA Facebook page, an Association E-blast sent and in the October issue of The Banner.

 If NAILE is cancelled or the NAILE schedule/guidelines change, the USSA Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom meeting. The meeting date and connection information will be posted on the USSA website (www.suffolks.org), USSA Facebook page, an Association E-blast sent and in the October issue of The Banner.

National Suffolk Online Sale

Lots posted!

Rams – June 1st
View Ram Lots!

Ewes – June 2nd
View Ewe Lots!

National Suffolk Sale Info Posted!

Click here to learn more about the National Suffolk Online Sale!

Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners Announced

2019 Suffolk Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners
District 1 – Kendall Driscoll
District 2 – Beau Newport
District 3 – Nesse Tuttle
District 4 – Hannah McAllistor

Videos will be posted on our website soon!

We had 52 videos submitted! Applicants are encouraged to consider reapplying next year!!!

Hall of Fame Recognition Evening


The USSA Board is excited to announce, the 2019 USSA Hall of Fame inductees!

John Ascuaga

Spelman B. Collins

Rob Frost

Ken McMillan


Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized on Monday, November 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. If your schedule allows, please consider attending this year’s event. Please note that the dinner requires a reservation, reservations are due to the USSA Office by November 1st. The dinner is $25 per person.

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Gene Check, Inc.
Purina Animal Nutrition
The Banner Magazine
Royer Farm
Russell Sheep Co., LLC
Superior Farms

Location: ULA room – on the second floor of Freedom Hall – use escalator/elevator in food court.

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