2021 Director Election Information
Election Ballots and proposed bylaw changes are mailed by September 1. Ballots must be returned to the USSA, postmarked on or before October 1. Check back for candidate bios.
Please note that candidates were to submit an intent to run by August 1st (postmarked). Candidates who mailed an intent to run may not yet be listed.
Greg Ahart, CA
View District 1 Bio
Jeff Baumann, MO
Tom Burke, MO
View District 2 Bios
Andrew Slack, WI
Dennis Sorensen, IL
View District 3 Bios
Brenda Reau, MI
Mac Swortzel, VA
Bill Zwyers, IN
View District 4 Bios
Bylaw Changes: USSA Bylaws – proposed changes 2021 updated 8.27.21
ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE
The 2021 United Suffolk Sheep Association Annual Meeting will be virtual via Zoom. The board decided to move forward with a virtual annual meeting again this year as they received positive feedback from the membership after last year’s meeting, support through the Needs Assessment and feels it’s the [ … ]
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Owned Ewe Lamb
No points submitted at this time.
52pts – VanDyke 21-3, Raesa Zelinsky, SD
23pts – Slack 1434, Molly McGowan, TX
19pts – Slack 1418, Aubrey McGowan, TX
30pts – JMG 2124, Maddie Anderson, MN
18pts – Bar-Zel 2110, Elijah Ruddat, WI
10pts – Bar-Zel 2157, Elijah Ruddat, WI
7pts – Bar-Zel 2109, Noah Dobberpuhl, MN
45pts – Slack 1363, Emily Stevens, OH
42pts – MacCauley 5416, Allee Hoover, PA
37pts – Arnevik 2099, George Cash, PA
Bred & Owned Ewe Lamb
50pts – Bar-Zel 2114, Raesa Zelinsky, SD
41pts – So-N-So Acres 03106, Brittany Smith, NJ
38pts – So-N-So Acres 03095, Brittany Smith, NJ
31pts – Royer Farm 112, Avery Sullivan, IL
28pts – Thoeny MN503307-0002, Nicole Thoeny, MN
18pts – Everts 2112, Greeley Everts, IA
4pts – Hastings Farm 21-7, Kameron Hastings, IL
Owned Yearling Ewe
38pts – Dombek Family 3463, Briana Thoeny, MN
36pts – Slack 0192, Emily Stevens, OH
Bred & Owned Yearling Ewe
49pts – Binder/Albright 1964, Madison Binder, IL
47pts – Binder/Albright [ … ]
USSA DIRECTOR ELECTION
Intent to run submission deadline is August 1!
District 1 – one 3-year term
District 2 – one 3-year term
District 3 – one 3-year term
District 4 – one 3-year term and one 2-year term
To view the USSA District map click here (scroll down the page, below the director listing).
For eligibility requirements, review the USSA Bylaws here.
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 USSA Board of Directors Election. Letters of intent are due in the USSA Office by August 1, 2021. 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 [ … ]
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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