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