Rally for Ryon Scholarship (Sheep) Show Announced
"19 month old Ryon Jones has Ewings Sarcoma. As part of our sheep showing family, we are Rallying for Ryon by doing what we do best, showing sheep and it's for a great cause.
To find out more please visit: onelifesjourney.org/rally-for-ryon ...
or contact Michele Lee email@example.com"
"Texas' First Sheep Cheese," made by Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe, is being sold at the high-end cheese shop, Scardello.
Veldhuizen uses Awassi sheep to produce their dairy products.
New Zealand sheep whisperer promotes Shear-Jitsu shearing with ‘softness’ + VIDEOS
By Terry Sim, 02 June 2017
SELF-PROCLAIMED sheep whisperer and shearer Pera Davies would like to see the world’s shearers hitting the yoga mats during their breaks.
Check out the introduction video on YouTube, here:
We had an awesome time at the Great Lakes Show & Sale in Wooster, Ohio. Check out our photo gallery by visiting our website:
Photos are available for purchase both in print and digital format. Call or order online to get your photos, today!
The Banner regrets to report the passing of former Illinois Oxford Sheep Association President Harry Blome, Jr.
Services will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017. We send our condolences to his family - he will be missed.
The National Columbia Junior Show has a livestream on YouTube, courtesy of the Columbia Sheep Breeders Assn of America.
Here is the direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/KGNo9nuMjcw
The Junior Show begins at 10 am. You can view it live with YouTube. Log into YouTube and search for Columbia Sheep Breeders. A separate viewing will be liste...d for the Junior Show. Following the Jr. Show, judge Lynn Frey, will evaluate the Production Rams and Ewes. This show can be viewed on line, too. At 3 PM the wool show begins and will be judged by Bob Padula. Watch for results for all these events on Facebook.
Other events for the day include the annual membership meeting at 5 pm and the host BBQ following the meeting.
The front cover of the May 2017 issue of The Banner Sheep Magazine features Little Hooves Romney's Supreme Champion Ram at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!
Under the *proposed* budget by President Trump, the station would be closed. The Montana Wool Growers Association has sent letters to Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines outlining the importance of the research station.
This will be the third time the station has had to fight to stay open.
(Source: Capital Press)...
The Dorper Sheep Society of Australia moving forward with a marketing strategy to promote their breed, branded "Prime Dorper Lamb."
(Source: Queensland Country Life)
Besides the "take half / leave half" rule, Pete Kronberg (a sheep producer) and Breana Kiser (an extension agent in North Dakota) list some grazing strategies you may find helpful.
(Source: Farm and Ranch Guide)
For our breeders in / near Canada...
Area meat suppliers are reporting an increase in demand for lamb, and they hope that local sheep breeders will be able to supply them with what they need.
(Source: CBC News)...
Scotland's Rural College has a CT scanning service for sheep.
According to their website:
"Scanning using CT is a more accurate method for identifying characteristics which cannot be measured by ultrasound and allows you, among other things, to better identify the best animals in a flock for breeding."
You can watch the entire process on their Vimeo channel:
This camera-based AI system can detect with 80% accuracy which sheep are in pain based upon their facial expression.
Live in North Dakota? Are you between the ages of 10 - 22 years old? Apply for a youth starter flock by June 5, 2017!
The program is sponsored by the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association (NDLWPA) and the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
(Source: Farm and Ranch Guide)...