United Suffolk Sheep Association
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Membership Application
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2014 Annual Meeting

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm (social hour begins at 5:30pm)
North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky

Click here for Annual Meeting Invitation & Reservation Form

   
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 2014 United Suffolk Sheep Association Hall of Fame Inductees.
An annual business meeting will follow.
Please note that a reservation form needs to be returned to the USSA Office by October 15, 2014 if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you there!
 
2014 USSA Hall of Fame Inductees
The following inductees will be honored during the 2014 USSA Annual Meeting on Monday, November 17th
during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Please contact the USSA Office if you would like to purchase dinner tickets for this event.
Check back to the USSA website later this fall for historical information and photos for these inductees.
Information for 2013 inductees can be found on the USSA website: www.u-s-s-a.org/hof.html.
Andrus Suffolks, Ken & Jim Andrus
Andy Asberry
Tom Burke
Jim & Jackie Caras
Hawkins Farm Suffolks, Glen “Sadie” Hawkins and Joy Hawkins
Marvin & Sandy Heupel
Joe Holbrook
Bob Kimm
Norman Olsen Family
Tom Slack, Slack Club Lambs
 
 
Director Elections

USSA Director Elections are just around the corner!

2014 USSA Director Elections Ballots for the 2014 USSA Director Election have been mailed.
Reminder, ballots need to be returned or postmarked by October 1, 2014.

 

District 1
Kip Kuntz, Valley Springs, California
Mary Paasch, Dixon, California

Click here for District 1 Candidate Biographies

District 2
J. Thomas Greenlee, Rutledge, Tennessee
Rob Zelinsky, Brookings, South Dakota

Click here for District 2 Candidate Biographies

   

District 3
Dale Dobberpuhl, DePere, Wisconsin

Click here for District 3 Candidate Biographies

District 4
Bret Henderson, Windfall, Indiana
Randy Hodges, North Branch, Michigan

Click here for District 4 Candidate Biographies

 

 

 

2014 Ambassador Message

Are you a member of the UJSSA and between the ages of 15 and 22 years old? Are you enthusiastic about the breed and anxious to take the next step in your Suffolk career?

If the answer is yes, then you may be lucky enough to serve as the 2014-2015 Suffolk Ambassador.

The Ambassador is the “Voice of the Suffolk breed” for the United Suffolk Sheep Association as well as the United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association. The successful candidate will represent our breed at local, state, and national events and is reimbursed up to $1000 for travel expenses to the major shows and sales.

As a past member of the UJSSA and your current Suffolk Ambassador, I can tell you that this past year has been extremely rewarding and I am so glad that I was given this opportunity. As Ambassador, I was able to interact with the senior board, participate in the annual meetings at Louisville, and meet Suffolk breeders from all across the country at the many shows and sales that I was able to attend. Not to mention, serving as Ambassador looks great on a resume! The Ambassador is also able to learn about more facets of the sheep industry and the large role that Suffolks play.

I encourage you to apply to be the 2014-2015 Ambassador and enjoy all the benefits that this position offers.

On another note, I am very much looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming 2014 National Junior Suffolk Show in Hutchinson, Kansas next month. If you have not yet sent in your entries, it’s not too late. Please see the UJSSA website for entry forms and more details on the 4th of July weekend.

Hope to see you soon, Taylor Peck

 
Click here for Ambassador Application (PDF version)
Click here for Ambassador Application (Word version)
 
 

2014 Junior Show
PDF | WORD
Entries Due June 1st - Make your entries NOW!

Win a Ewe Lamb
Win a Ewe Lamb
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UJSSA Fundraiser
Attend the UJSSA Fundraiser at the National Suffolk Sale in Eaton, Ohio
Fund raising lamb feed at the Big Ohio Sales in Eaton Ohio on Friday, May 9.
Menu includes:
pulled lamb sandwiches, a selection of chips, baked beans and a beverage.
Free will offering - which will be used to help fund the
National Jr. Suffolk Show in Hutchinson Kansas this summer.

We would like to thank Kalmbach Feeds
for their major support of this fund raising event
Kalmbach Feeds
www.formulaofchampions.com

Kalmbach Feeds Kalmbach Feeds

 

 

2014 USSA Futurity
Click here for Ewe Lamb Futurity Rules

Click here or Yearling Ewe Futurity Rules

Click here for Futurity Points Record



  2014 USSA Futurity Points Standings
  Please submit your futurity points to the USSA Office.
Winners of the 2014 futurity will be announced after the NAILE Suffolk Open Show.
     
   
Ewe Lamb Futurity Standings
    DISTRICT 1
At this time no points have been submitted to the USSA Office.
     
   
DISTRICT 2
6pts—Raesa Zelinsky (SD), Kimm 14112
     
    DISTRICT 3
At this time no points have been submitted to the USSA Office.
     
    DISTRICT 4
41 pts – Brady Henderson (IN), Quam 4-19
33 pts - Clayton Henderson (IN), Quam 4-17
29pts – Evan Arthur (IN), LynLee 14016
23pts – Madelynn Pimm (NY), Russell Sheep Co. 4020
16pts – Clayton Henderson (IN), Kimm 11020-14003
14pts – Nathaniel Patti (RI), LynLee 14023 2712 (s)
10pts – Brady Henderson (IN), MacCauley 3077
4pts – Nathaniel Patti (RI), EB Suffolks 0302
     
     
   
Yearling Ewe Futurity Standings
    36pts—Tayler Wolff (ND), Quam 11192
32pts—Tayler Wolff (ND), Quam 11193
     

 

The USSA Amnesty Program is back, but only for a short time! The program ends July 1st. If you're behind on registry work, now's the time to get caught up! ALL REGISTRATIONS are $6, no matter the age of the sheep! Please take advantage of this while it's available. Last time the amnesty program was in effect one member registered over 200 sheep, with records dating back to the early 1980s! WOW! 

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United Suffolk Sheep Association
PO Box 872000
Canton, MI 48187
Office: 641.684.5291
Cell: 641.680.6509
Fax: 734.335.7646
info@u-s-s-a.org
www.u-s-s-a.org
www.ujssa.org

 

 

 

Futurity Program
Click here for the Futurity Points Form

2013 USSA Ewe Lamb Futurity Results

District Placing

Overall Placing

Exhibitor Name

 

 

Futurity Ewe Lamb

Points

District 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

Tayler Wolff

Oakes

ND

Quam 11193 (Jerry Quam & Family, Wanamingo, MN)

62

2

4

Tayler Wolff

Oakes

ND

Quam 11192 (Jerry Quam & Family,Wanamingo, MN)

54

3

5

Raesa Zelinsky

Brookings

SD

Kimm 10124-13337 (Kimm Suffolks, Dysart, IA)

49

4

6

Rhett Zelinsky

Brookings

SD

Kimm 09074-13127 (Kimm Suffolks, Dysart,IA)

48

District 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Jacklyn Oelke

Barrett

MN

Hawkins 1302 (Hawkins Farm Suffolks, Shedd,OR)

75

District 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Clayton Henderson

Atlanta

IN

Quam 11220 (Jerry Quam & Family,Wanamingo, MN)

61

2

6

Brady Henderson

Atlanta

IN

MacCauley 2774 (MacCauley Suffolks, Atglen, PA)

48

 

USSA Futurity
USSA Futurity
1st Place Overall (1st - District 3)
Jacklyn Oelke
Hawkins 1302

2nd Place Overall (1st - District 2)
Tayler Wolff
Quam 11193

 

 

 
USSA Futurity
No Picture Available
3rd Place Overall (1st - District 4)
Clayton Henderson
Quam 11220

4th Place Overall (2nd - District 2)
Tayler Wolff
Quam 11192

 

 

 
USSA Futurity
USSA Futurity
5th Place Overall (3rd - District 2)
Rasea Zelinsky
Kimm 10124-13337

6th Place Overall (2nd - District 4)
Brady Henderson
MacCauley 2774

 

 

 
USSA Futurity
 
7th Place Overall (4th - District 2)
Rhett Zelinsky
Kimm 09074-13127

 

 

 

2013 USSA Yearling Ewe Futurity Results

 

Overall Placing

Exhibitor Name

 

 

Futurity Yearling Ewe

Points

1

Tayler Wolff

Oakes

ND

Quam 11023

54

2

Tayler Wolff

Oakes

ND

Benda 2015

46

3

Katherine Newhouse

State Center

IA

Damman Suffolks 12-138

25

 

USSA Futurity
No Picture Available
1st Place Overall
Tayler Wolff
Quam 11023

2nd Place Overall
Tayler Wolff
Benda 2015

 

 

 
USSA Futurity
 
3rd Place Overall
Katherine Newhouse
Damman Suffolks 12-138

 

 

Thank you for participating in the USSA Futurity!

We hope you consider purchasing a futurity nominated Suffolk ewe or nominating a purchased yearling ewe in 2014!

 

Thank you to all the breeders who nominated ewe lambs in 2013!

Alan Kjeldgaard

Annuschat Suffolks

Baumgartner Family Suffolks

Kimm Suffolks

Cahill Suffolks

Clift Livestock

Denny Eyl

Double L Livestock

Dreher Family Suffolks

Hoskins Stock Farm

Ike Maxwell

Jim Neumiller

John Corson

Hawkins Farm Suffolks

Lost River Livestock

Lyn-Lee Farms

MacCauley Suffolks

O’Neill Suffolks

Cahill Suffolks

Pumphrey Family Suffolks

Jerry Quam & Family

Randy Hodges

Renn Vue Farms

Sandage Farms

 

 

 

Futurity Program
Congratulations to Catherine Ruppert of Laceyville, PA for submitting the winning video for the ewe lamb giveaway! 

 

 

 

 

UJSSA Fundraisers

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.
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.


UJSSA T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Available UJSSA T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Available

 

 

 

2013 Scholarship Winners Announced

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.

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.
 


 

 

USSA Ambassador Application
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)

 

 

Scholarships Available
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 October 1, 2014 - please note this change.

To see the specific guidelines for each scholarship, please review the applications below.

Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship
PDF Version | Word Version

USSA Scholarship
PDF Version | Word Version


 

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