Mark your calendars for the National Suffolk Sale in conjunction with the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Here’s a few activities & events you may want to attend:
Wednesday, June 26 Suffolk Breeding Sheep Show – Swine Barn, South Ring (following Hampshires)
Thursday, June 27 Informational Meeting for USSA members – 8am, Dr. Taylor Woods Reception HallSuffolk Wether Sire & Dam Show – Swine Barn (following club lambs & Hampshires)Root Beer Float Suffolk Member Meet & Greet – 7-10pm Suffolk Pens – hosted by Suffolk Enthusiasts
Friday, June 28 Donuts & Drinks (Swine Barn) – prior to Suffolk SaleNational Suffolk Sale (Breeding Sheep) – Swine Barn (following Hampshires)
Saturday, June 29National Suffolk Sale (Wether Sires & Dams) – Swine Barn (following Club Lambs & Hampshires)
To view the full Midwest Stud Ram Sale schedule: www.midwestsale.com
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 [ … ]
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