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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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Webinar: Understanding Parasite Susceptibility & Resistance

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National Suffolk Sale Info Posted!

Click here to learn more about the National Suffolk Online Sale!

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Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners Announced

2019 Suffolk Ewe Lamb Giveaway WinnersDistrict 1 – Kendall DriscollDistrict 2 – Beau NewportDistrict 3 – Nesse TuttleDistrict 4 – Hannah McAllistor

Videos will be posted on our website soon!

We had 52 videos submitted! Applicants are encouraged to consider reapplying next year!!!

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Hall of Fame Recognition Evening


The USSA Board is excited to announce, the 2019 USSA Hall of Fame inductees!

John Ascuaga

Spelman B. Collins

Rob Frost

Ken McMillan


Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized on Monday, November 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. If your schedule allows, please consider attending this year’s event. Please note that the dinner requires a reservation, reservations are due to the USSA Office by November 1st. The dinner is $25 per person.

Thank you to our event sponsors:Gene Check, Inc.Purina Animal NutritionThe Banner MagazineRoyer FarmRussell Sheep Co., LLCSuperior Farms

Location: ULA room – on the second floor of Freedom Hall – use escalator/elevator in food court.

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Director Election Results

USSA Director Election Results

District 1Cynthia Huckins, Spring Creek, Nevada (unopposed)

District 2Jim Van Dyke, Wessington Springs, South Dakota (20 votes)Bill Gergen, Geneva, Nebraska (10 votes)

District 3Randy Dombek, Ivanhoe, Minnesota (39 votes)Gary Hoskins, Jefferson, Iowa (27 votes)Dennis Sorensen, Chebanse, Illinois (21 votes)Kenny Capron, Parkersburg, Iowa (16 votes)District 4Randy Hodges, Lansing, Michigan (unopposed)

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NAILE Meeting & Event Schedule


Please visit the USSA Booth at NAILE for meeting locations and/or time changes. Check back for a complete schedule of Suffolk Events! Please note that the USSA Annaul Meeting will be held Monday, between the USSA Board of Directors meetings. It will NOT be in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Recognition Evening.

Friday, November 15Junior Breeding Showmanship – 10amPremier Bred Ewe Sale—3pm also on wlivestock.comMarket Lamb Showmanship—4pmLead Line –5pmPremier Market Mama Sale—7pm on wlivestock.com

Saturday, November 16Suffolk Market Lamb ShowUJSSA Root Beer Float Social – 2:30pm, USSA Display EXHIBITOR PHOTO @ 2:45pmNorth American International Suffolk Sale – 3:30pmUJSSA Meeting – 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Suffolk Sale, SWA Boardroom (use elevator next to restrooms outside of sheep penning area)

Sunday, November 17Junior Suffolk Breeding Sheep Show – following Dorper show, Ring 1

 Monday, November 18All events on Monday will be held in ULA room (on the second [ ]

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Hall of Fame Inductees

The USSA Board of Directors announces the 2019 Suffolk Hall of Fame Inductees:

John Ascuaga, NevadaSpellman Collins, CaliforniaRob Frost, OhioKen McMillan, Illinois


You’re invited to celebrate their contributions to the Suffolk Breed on Monday, November 18th at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Dinner reservations need to be made for the Hall of Fame recognition evening in advance, those who attended last year reported they had a great time! Hope to see you in attendance this year! Please contact the USSA Office to make your reservation.

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2019 Election Information

Election ballots and proposed bylaw changes have been mailed – these items are to be returned to the USSA Office, postmarked on or before October 1st in the provided envelope. There is one director opening in districts 1, 2 and 4. District 3 has 2 director openings; the individual receiving the most votes will fill the 3 year term and the individual with the second most votes will fill the 2 year term.

District 1Cynthia Huckins, Spring Creek, NV

District 2W.E. (Bill) Gergen, Geneva, NEJim Van Dyke, Wessington Springs, SD

District 3Kenny Capron, Parkersburg, IARandy Dombek, Ivanhoe, MNGary Hoskins, Jefferson, IADennis Sorensen, Chebanse, ILDistrict 4Randy Hodges, Lansing, MI




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2019 Futurity Standings

Final Standings

Owned Ewe LambDistrict 146pts – Theodore Jackson, ID – MacCauley 4502District 223pts – Evan Ruzicka, NE – Bar-Zel 900815pts – Evan Ruzicka, NE – Bar-Zel 9095District 384pts – Laura Brinkman, MN – KJ Lansing 900335pts – Lilly Ostlie, MN – JMG 193533pts – Brixton Sullivan, IL – Annuschat 81613pts – Matt Wiegard, IL – Van Dyke 19-903  7pts – Joey Slack, WI – Dombek 3392  District 446pts – Hanna Warnecke, OH –  D Henderson 19-242pts – Allee Hoover, PA – MacCauley 441625pts – Rylee Shiflett, VA – MacCauley 466623pts – Rylee Shiflett, VA – MacCauley 462719pts – Emily Stevens, OH – MacCauley 443116pts – Rylee Shiflett, VA – MacCauley 4491

Bred & Owned Ewe LambDistrict 148pts – Theodore Jackson, ID – Payette River 910643pts – Theodore Jackson, ID – Payette River 910112pts – Danielle Barry, CA – Barry 9BE1ADistrict 234pts – Raesa Zelinsky, SD – Bar-Zel 904616pts – Riggen Zelinsky, [ ]

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