March Suffolk U Webinar

Please join us and share with sheep friends! Free and open to any sheep breeder!
Registration not required by suggested. Will be live on the USSA Facebook page!
Register for the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/249181307
Watch Live on the USSA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedsuffolk/
Join by Phone:
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   Webinar ID: 249 181 307

Finance Charges – Processing Fees

Effective March 1st

FINANCE CHARGES – Effective March 1 account balances greater than 90 days will be assessed a 1.5% finance charge per month.

CONVENIENCE FEES FOR CREDIT CARD AND PAYPAL: Effective March 1st all payments made by credit card or PayPal will be subject to a convenience fee; $1 for transactions less than $25 and 3.5% for transactions over $25.

Winter Newsletter Posted!


Link for Winter Newsletter: https://suffolks.org/newsletter/2018/Winter%202018.pdf

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 National Jr. Suffolk Show


In 2019 the National Jr. Suffolk Show will be apart of the All-American Junior Sheep Show, held in Hutchinson, Kansas – July 4-7.  To learn more, click to view National Junior Suffolk Show Exhibitor letter.

Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners Announced

Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners Announced!

District 1 – Raven Edwards
District 2 – Kalena Troupe
District 3 – Lily Ostlie
District 4 – Hanna Warnecke
Winning videos will be posted on the USSA website soon.
We had 44 entries this year! For those who entered, please consider entering again next year!

Hall of Fame & Annual Meeting Dinner


The USSA Board is excited to announce, the 2018 USSA Hall of Fame inductees!

Greg Deakin, The Banner Sheep Magazine
Richard & Cindy Jones Family, Five Star ‘J’ Farms
Larry & Linda Pauly, Double L Livestock
Sam & Pat Wiford, Wiford Suffolks
Mary & Bob Wilson

Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during the USSA Annual Meeting and Dinner be on Sunday, November 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. If your schedule allows, please consider attending this year’s annual meeting and dinner. Please note that the dinner requires a reservation, reservations are due to the USSA Office by November 1st. The dinner is $20 per person.

RESULTS: USSA Director Elections

USSA Board of Directors Election Results
District 1
Greg Ahart, California (21 votes) Ahart Bio
Matt Wolf, Idaho (10 votes)- Wolf Bio
District 2
Matt Beals, Kansas –Beals Bio
District 3
To be determined at NAILE 2018/2019 board meeting.
District 4
Brenda Reau, Michigan (27 votes) – Reau Bio
Will Schakel, Indiana (24 votes) – Schakel Bio

Futurity Standings

USSA Ewe Lamb Futurity Standings
as of  12/3/18

District 1
40pts – MacCauley 4202 – Theodore Jackson, ID
15pts – South Beckman 1815 – Danielle Barry, CA

District 2
29 pts – Kimm 18202 – Raesa Zelinsky, SD

District 3
35pts – Quam 7-688ET – Alexiah Thompson, IL
34pts – Arndt Acres 17-052 – Madison Binder, IL

District 4
35pts – MacCauley 4105 – Allee Hoover, PA


USSA Yearling Ewe Futurity Standings
as of  11/14/18

50pts – Arndt Acres 16-054 – Madison Binder, IL
39pts – MacCauley 3831 – Theodore Jackson, ID
33pts – Ream 7035 – Danielle Barry, CA
12pts – Breezeview 227 – Ashley Gouge, DE


Director Elections

It’s not too early to start thinking about USSA Director Elections!

There will be a director opening in all four USSA districts. 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:

  1. 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, 2018. 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.

**Please refer to the USSA Bylaws for eligibility by clicking here.

Jr. Director & Intern Applications Due June 1st!

UJSSA members interested in serving the Junior Association for a two-year term as a volunteer director must apply for the position by completing a Director Application. Juniors who have not served as a UJSSA Director must apply for to be a UJSSA Director Intern, a one year term, before being eligible to be a Director. Applications are reviewed by the UJSSA Coordinators and qualified applicants will interview at the Junior Show.  All applicants will be notified whether or not they will be selected for the interview process.  Candidates shall not have reached their 22nd birthday prior to January 1st of the year in which they finish their final term.  Those elected in 2018 begin serving as directors effective with the July 8, 2018 UJSSA Annual Meeting.

UJSSA members elect the President (Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by the Directors from among themselves) during the UJSSA annual meeting.  Directors who have served on the UJSSA Board of Directors for at least one year are eligible for election as officers of the organization.

The nominations for President will be taken at the end of the banquet. Speeches by the nominees will take place during the Saturday evening banquet. The voting will be done by ballot at the banquet after speeches have been made. The new President will be announced at the banquet after the votes have been tallied.

UJSSA officers and directors are expected to attend the 2018 and 2019 National Junior Suffolk Shows, assist with fundraising for the junior show and junior promotional projects, attend the UJSSA Director meeting at NAILE in Louisville, Kentucky in November and promote interest in the Suffolk breed and membership in UJSSA through various promotional and educational activities.

UJSSA officers are expected to participate in all UJSSA Board conference calls. If a Director is absent for two consecutive meetings or conference calls they will be relieved of their position on the board.

UJSSA Director/Intern Application (word)

UJSSA Director/Intern Application (pdf)

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