For sale yearling rams Stewart 1816 and Stewart 1817 are full twins sired by Ruby Mountain 1721 “Top Shelf” out of a Lansing Lucky Bob ewe. Top Shelf was the Grand Champion Ram at the Iowa State Fair as a ram lamb in 2017. Both are RR, very correct, strong tops, and up on their toes. 2016 is a proven sire with several outstanding lambs on the ground. Look for his lambs for sale later this year. Stewart Family Suffolks, Randy and Barb Stewart, Newton IA, 641 521-7981 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sheep Improvement Program searchable database. Dr. Ron Lewis will explain breed improvement and progress in the industry that has been made by using Estimated Breeding Values. A lamb dinner will be included and will be followed in the evening with and hands-on ram evaluation.
The July 27 program will be held in the morning and is designed for commercial producers. Dr. Dan Morrical will present on sire selection for commercial flocks and how to select rams using Estimated Breeding Values to maximize profit. There will be a panel discussion featuring Shawn Capouch, Mark Hoogendoorn, and Mark Van Roekel who are commercial producers that have successfully used Estimated Breeding Values in their flocks.
Participants who attend either of the workshops and complete and evaluation will be entered into a drawing to win $100 in sale credit that can be redeemed at the Center of the Nation Sale that will take place in the afternoon on July 27 at the same location.
For a full listing of the program details go to www.suffolks.org. Preregistration is recommended by July 17. Please contact the Brenda Reau, USSA Director 734-755-8285 or email@example.com.
Sponsors supporting the program include Superior Farms, Premier 1 Supplies, National Sheep Improvement Program, Dry Sandy Sheep Company, Reau Suffolks, and Center of the Nation Sale Suffolk consignors.
Join us in Spencer!- RSVP with Amanda – firstname.lastname@example.org
Join via DV Auction – https://www.dvauction.com/
2019 Futurity Information Posted!
NEW Born & Raised Ewe Lamb Futurity!
Last year over $1500 was paid out!
For Sale: Suffolk Ram Born 2/6/17. RRNN
Sire: Slack 2349
Dam: Slack HB7344
Champion Suffolk Ram 2019 NWSS’
Contact: Kasey Robinson 620-338-7041, Kansas
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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
Instructions for GAP Registrations
If you are interested contact the U.S.S.A office. The program is for 2 years only and will be terminated December 31, 2020.
Link for Winter Newsletter: https://suffolks.org/newsletter/2018/Winter%202018.pdf
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.