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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 [ ]

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A New Direction in Sheep Breeding – recording posted!

Click Here to view Seedstock Breeders Program

Click Here to view Commercial Breeders Program


Download speaker PowerPoint Presentations:

Utilizing Quantitative Genetics by Dr. Dan Morrical

Breeding Terminal Sires for the Commercial Sheep Industry by Dr. Dan Morrical

Breed Improvement Progress by Dr. Ron Lewis

Highlights Leading Edge Project by Dr. Ron Lewis

Using EBV in Sire Seleiction for Commercial Flocks by Dr. Dan Morrical

Thank you to our Program Sponsors!




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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 [ ]

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Winter Newsletter Posted!


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

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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.

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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!

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2018 NAILE Information & Results

2018 North American International Livestock Exposition Suffolk Events

Friday, November 9
Junior Breeding Showmanship – 10am
Premier Bred Ewe Sale—2pm also on wlivestock.com
Market Lamb Showmanship—4pm
Lead Line –5pm
Market Mama Sale—7pm

Saturday, November 10
Suffolk Market Lamb Show
USSA Board Meeting – morning; time & South Wing Board Room A
UJSSA Pizza Party – Noon, USSA Display
North American International Suffolk Sale – 3:30pm
UJSSA Meeting – 5pm, location TBA

Sunday, November 11
Junior Suffolk Breeding Sheep Show – 8am, Ring 1
USSA Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Banquet – 6:30pm (social hour 5:30pm), South Wing B101

 Monday, November 12
Open Suffolk Show – 8am, Ring 1

Thursday, November 15
Supreme Champion – follows completion of all open shows

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Hall of Fame & Annual Meeting Dinner


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

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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

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Suffolk U Webinar: Barn Cameras

Miss this webinar? Click here to watch it!

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