Congratulations to Catherine Ruppert of Laceyville, PA for submitting the winning video for the ewe lamb giveaway!
Click here for the Futurity Points Form
Current Suffolk Futurity Program Standings
Please submit your futurity points forms to the USSA Office.
At this time no points have been submitted to the USSA Office
63pts - Tayler Wolff, Oakes, ND, Quam 11193
54pts - Tayler Wolff, Oakes, ND, Quam 11192
49pts - Raesa Zelinsky, Brookings, SD, Kimm 10124-13337
48pts - Rhett Zelinsky, Brookings, SD, Kimm 09074-13124
75pts - Jacklyn Oelke, Barrett, MN, Hawkins 1302
61pts - Clayton Henderson, Atlanta, IN, Quam 11220
48pts - Brady Henderson, Atlanta, IN, MacCauley 2774
Yearling Ewe Futurity Standings
54pts - Tayler Wolff, Oakes, ND, Quam 11023
46pts - Tayler Wolff, Oakes, ND, Benda 2015 RR
29pts - Katherine Newhouse, State Center, IA, Damman Suffolks 12-138
2013 Ewe Lamb Futurity will be by districts!
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2013 Yearling Ewe Futurity!
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Breeders and Juniors - Check out this great USSA Program.
Contact the USSA Office with any questions.
The UJSSA has many ways that you can contribute to the association's activities and events.
UJSSA T-Shirts & Sweatshirts For Sale
The UJSSA is selling t-shirts ($15) and sweatshirts ($30) - pictured below. Proceeds will go toward the 2014 Junior Show. Would be a great gift for the upcoming holidays! Contact the USSA Office by Dec. 10th to ensure delivery by Christmas!
2013/2014 National Junior Suffolk Show Sponsor Sheet
Whether you have a specific class you would like to sponsor or just a general donation, check out the opportunities to support the next UJSSA Junior Show. Contact the USSA Office to sign-up!
Click here for the junior show sponsor sheet.
Kyle Baubonis of Union, Maine is a student at South Dakota State University. Kyle has exhibited Suffolk sheep and has served as a past UJSSA director.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 USSA Scholarships. Juniors are encouraged to apply for the 2014 USSA Scholarship and Let's Grow Suffolk Scholarship (deadline is Oct. 1, 2014).
Katelyn Gnegy of Oakland, Maryland is a student at University of Maryland. Katelyn has a flock of approximately 70 Suffolk ewes. Her education and career plans include pursuing a degree in veterinary science and becoming a large animal veterinarian.
Just a reminder that there is an entry fee of $5 per head for Suffolks entered in the NAILE Open Suffolk Show. Please pay the USSA Office prior to the events at NAILE. If the fee is collected at NAILE or after NAILE, the entry fee will increase to $10 per head.
2013 Inductees - Inaugural Class
With great excitement, the USSA Board of Directors announces the following group of individuals as the inaugural class of the USSA Hall of Fame! Congratulations, these individuals contributions to the Suffolk breed and association are to be commended!
Bob & Marge Paasch & Family, Donner Trail Ranch
Fred A. & Marian Coble
Jarvis Sheep Co.
Olsen Brothers, Alden & Snell
Harlan & Edwina Wagner
Allan & Veneal Jenkins & Annette Benson
Betty Biellier & Family
Roy & Joe Warrick
Heggemeier Sheep Farms, Bill & Alice Heggemeier and Jim & Jody Heggemeier
Craig Van Arkel, Van Arkel Suffolks
Roland (Rollie) and Ruth Rosenboom
Wayne & Mary Skartvedt
George and Fred Buckham
Bud & Julia Westlake & Family
Bill & Helen Hurst
Dr. Harold A. Henneman
This group of inductees will be honored on Tuesday, November 19th during the USSA Annual Meeting and Dinner. Please check back to the website as information about each inductee and photos will be posted. If you haven't RSVP'd to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting & Dinner, please contact the USSA Office by Monday, October 28th.
Larry Pauly, Delta, UT
Amanda Dobson, Lexington, MO - 34 votes
Jim Heggemeier, Platte City, MO - 10 votes
Bill Royer, Washington, IL
Randy Hodges, North Branch, MI - 25 votes
Bill MacCauley, Atglen, PA - 39 votes
WOW! Just got back from another fantastic National Junior Show, this time, held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The weather was fantastic, the turnout was excellent, the competition was fierce, and teaming up with the All American Junior Sheep Show made a great weekend even better.
I know you’ve heard it before, but the National Jr. Suffolk Show is no ordinary sheep event…it’s something you need to experience in order to truly appreciate all that it has to offer. I can think of no better way for a Suffolk enthusiast of any age to spend the Fourth of July holiday. Thanks to everyone involved in supporting, planning, and running the show.
I am extremely honored to have been named the 2013 Suffolk Ambassador. Now that my junior days, unfortunately, are over, I am very excited to undertake the responsibilities of Ambassador. I am hoping and will work hard to be a visible, reachable, and involved representative of our breed. I am especially looking forward to learning about and meeting breeders from areas of Suffolk production that I am not as familiar with, such as, the needs of the commercial producer and the meat-to-market producer.
There are all types of Suffolk operations across the country. I will have succeeded if I am able to, with your help, promote the fact that all registered Suffolks serve a good and valuable purpose.
Please feel free to contact me any time regarding any concerns that you may have, ideas for better promoting our breed, or just to talk about sheep!
I can be reached at email@example.com or (908) 328-4053.
Ballots for the 2013 USSA Director Election have been mailed. Please find information about each candidate below. Ballots need to be returned to the USSA Office by October 1, 2013. Also included with the election ballots is a questionnaire. Members are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and return it to the USSA Office along with the election ballot.
District 1 - Click here for bios
Larry Pauly, Delta, Utah
District 2 - Click here for bios
Amanda Dobson, Lexington, MO
James Heggemeier, Platte City, MO
District 3 - Click here for bios
Bill Royer, Washington, IL
District 4 - Click here for bios
Randy Hodges, North Branch, MI
Bill MacCauley, Atglen, PA
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30pm
North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky
You’re invited to join fellow United Suffolk Sheep Association Members for an event filled evening of dining and reminiscing as the association recognizes the inaugural class of inductees to the United Suffolk Sheep Association Hall of Fame. An annual business meeting will follow. Please note that a reservation form needs to be returned to the USSA Office by October 1, 2013 if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!
Click here for Annual Meeting Invitation
You could win a Suffolk ewe lamb for the 2014 Show Season!
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Click here to view photos from the 2013 National Jr Suffolk Show
Results have now been posted on the UJSSA site from the 2013 National Jr Suffolk Show
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Rules and Regulations
Schedule of Events
The United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association (UJSSA) Ambassador is to be an outstanding junior Suffolk member who will support the production of the Suffolk breed at a local, state and national level. During their one-year term as Ambassador, he/she will have the chance to represent the UJSSA/USSA at sheep and lamb related activities, and to interact with the people and institutions that impact all phases of the sheep industry. The Ambassador will be the “Voice of the Suffolks” for the USSA/UJSSA alike. The deadline to apply for the USSA Ambassador is June 1, 2014.
Click here for Ambassador Application (PDF version)
Click here for Ambassador Application (Word version)
UJSSA Members are encouraged to apply for the USSA Scholarship and the Let's Grow Suffolk Scholarship. Each of these scholarships award $1000.
The deadline to apply has been moved to August 1, 2014 - please note this change.
To see the specific guidelines for each scholarship, please review the applications below.
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Please email event information to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be added to this website's event listing!
Click here to see the new UJSSA website!
This commemorative print was created by well known livestock artist CJ Brown, during the Suffolks Today and Tomorrow Conference held on June 29, 2012 in Sedalia Missouri. Prints can be ordered with or without conference information included on print.
Prints are only available for purchase through the United Suffolk Sheep Association. Prints are $80 each (price includes shipping). To order prints, please contact the USSA Office by phone (641.684.5291) or email (email@example.com). If print is needed for the holidays, please order through the USSA Office by Wednesday, December 5th to insure a timely arrival.