United Suffolk Sheep Association
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Happy Holidays

 

 

 
Congratulations to Alex Boomer of Hall, Montana
for winning this year's ewe lamb giveaway!
 
USSA
TRANSFERS:
All non-family transfers are $10 per transfer. There will no longer be two different fees, dependent on sale date, for transfers. Within family transfers will remain $3 per transfer. Additional revenue from the increase in transfer fees will be used to support junior activities throughout the country and marketing and advertising of the Suffolk breed and the USSA.
 

New Suffolk Percentage-Purebred Standard: “Opening the Books”
In July of 2014, the United Suffolk Sheep Association (USSA) Board of Directors unanimously passed a new standard for the purebred designation of percentage registered sheep. Suffolks that have attained 75% pure Suffolk pedigree will now be considered as purebred, will receive a white registration paper, and be accepted as Suffolks at all shows and sales.

This is an opportunity for the Suffolk breed to show leadership in assisting breeders in improving the productivity and functionality of sheep. By providing the tools for making honest changes in the phenotype and genotype of Suffolk sheep, we can better meet the demands of the domestic sheep industry. Suffolks will continue to be judged on the current breed standards. Therefore it is the responsibility of breeders, buyers, and judges to show adherence to this breed standard.

 

1. Transparent Pedigrees:
  • If a Suffolk breeder chooses to use non-registered or outside the breed genetics to make a better  Suffolk sheep:
 Track it - register it - and be honest about it.
   
2. Response to the Demands of the Industry:
 
• Range and commercial sheep operations recognize the additional merit that hybrid vigor creates in their
 sheep.
  • Club Lamb producers utilize different breed combinations to improve the quality and value of offspring
  • Producers selling Suffolk breeding stock choose the positive phenotypic traits other breeds offer to  make positive changes to their   breeding program.
   
3. Continued Commitment to Junior Activities:
  • The newly organized National Sheep Association (NSA) will sponsor regional shows that will require   that all entered sheep carry   a registration paper, including the wethers.
  • Increased numbers of youth showing registered sheep will revitalize the futurity program.
   
 
This change in purebred status in the Suffolk breed will be effective on January 1, 2015.
   

 

EMAIL BLASTS:
The USSA will now be offering services for members to purchase an email blast for $100 to be sent to our email database of over 800 individuals. This email database is a select audience of those who raise, exhibit, purchase or are interested in Suffolk sheep.
Contact the office for more details.
 
 
2014 Scholarship Recipients
USSA Scholarship
There were two $1000 USSA Scholarships awarded:

Jennifer Frost of Bloomingburg, Ohio is a sophomore at The Ohio State University. Jennifer has served as the Ohio Suffolk Queen, exhibited at the Ohio State Fair and worked at the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. She is majoring in Animal Science-Animal Industries and goal is to work for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or the Ohio Department of Agriculture after graduation – and continue to raise Suffolk sheep.
 
Christopher MacCauley of Atglen, Pennsylvania is a student at The Pennsylvania State University. Chris and his family have an active Suffolk flock of about 200 brood ewes. Chris is active in the UJSSA and the National Junior Suffolk Show and currently holds the office of UJSSA President. He is majoring in Agri-Business Management also plans to attend auctioneering school; his goal is to continue raising Suffolk sheep, using his degree to bring a fresh perspective on marketing and selling.
 
 
Let’s Grow Suffolks Scholarship

Katie Frost of Bloomingburg, Ohio was awarded the $1000 Let’s Grow Suffolks Scholarship. She is a currently attending The Ohio State University, majoring in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet and hopes to attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine after graduating, specializing in sheep. Katie has actively exhibited Suffolk sheep at the county and state level and worked for the Ohio State Fair and Midwest Stud Ram Sale.
 
 
USSA
Look no further, the USSA/ UJSSA has several great items for sale during this holiday season!
Call or email the USSA Office to place your order.
All prices listed include shipping costs.
 
USSA
Print - $80
 
USSA
USSA
Sculpture - $195
T-shirt (design shown)- $20
 
Sweatshirt (design shown) - $30
   
 
2014/2015 Election Results
 
District 1
Kip Kuntz, Valley Springs, California
- 28 votes
Mary Paasch, Dixon, California
- 21 votes
District 2
J. Thomas Greenlee, Rutledge, Tennessee -
19 votes
Rob Zelinsky, Brookings, South Dakota -
19 votes
*tie broken by present directors:
9 votes for Rob Zelinsky
2 votes for J. Thomas Greenlee
   
District 3
Dale Dobberpuhl, De Pere, Wisconsin
District 4
Bret Henderson, Windfall, Indiana
- 39 votes
Randy Hodges, North Branch, Michigan
- 20 votes
   
 
 

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, 2015 - 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

 

 

 
Hall of Fame
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 & Jacky 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

 

 

 

2014 Futurity Results
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
No points submitted to the USSA Office
     
   
DISTRICT 2
42pts – Wesley Linke (SD), Kimm 14321
36pts – Raesa Zelinsky (SD), Kimm 14112
33pts – Carter Linke (SD), BarZel 4010
     
    DISTRICT 3
57pts – Jacklyn Oelke (MN), JMG 1408
     
    DISTRICT 4

58pts - Clayton Henderson (IN), Quam 4-17
57pts – Evan Arthur (IN), LynLee 14016
55pts – Madelynn Pimm (NY), Russell Sheep Co. 4020
50pts – Brady Henderson (IN), Quam 4-19
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
   

65pts—Tayler Wolff (ND), Quam 11192
51pts—Tayler Wolff (ND), Quam 11193

     

 

 

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

 

 

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, 2015.

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

 

 

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