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View more photos from the 2017 Illini All-Breeds Spring Sale on The Banner Sheep Magazine website:

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Montana Wool Growers Association

Don't forget to attend the Crazy Mountain Fiber Festival that will be held May 6-7, 2017 in Big Timber, MT!

The Crazy Mountain Fiber Fest will be a fun experien...ce for visitors to learn about the fiber industry, sheep culture, the important role of agriculture, and how animals contribute to rural economies. The event will off a variety of activities, including vendors, classes, and presentations, providing a cumulative festival experience. Visit for more information.

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Have you ever seen a horn like this?

(Source: Ice News)…/…/23/unicorn-in-a-flock-of-sheep/…

The family in Hraunkot farm had almost forgotten about the lamb with the peculiar horns, born last spring and left with its mother to the mountains to...

"Let's Grow Webinar - Meat Quality" is scheduled for April 25th. Register online at:

(Source: Farm and Ranch Guide)…/article_dde70fbe-21ee-11…

North Dakota and Minnesota sheep producers will have an opportunity to learn more about producing the highest-quality lamb meat during a webinar North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist

The American Lamb Board has elected a new Chair on the Board of Directors - Jim Percival, Xenia, OH (Schoolhouse Shropshires)

(Ohio Country Journal)…/jim-percival-elected-as-chair-of-the-amer…/

Jim Percival, of Xenia, begins his last appointed term on the American Lamb Board and has been elected the serve as the 2017 ALB Chair. He represents small sheep producers on this national checkoff

Want to eat healthy? Eat lamb!

(Source: Sioux City Journal)…/article_0420e009-7e45-52f7-b5…

For some people, it is a BAA-utiful sight to see lamb featured on any restaurant menu.

Good news -- little by little, Americans are trying to eat more lamb rather than ham.

(Source: New York Times)…/04/11/dining/easter-ham-lamb.html…

Unlike the rest of the world, Americans turn to pork for the holiday. But this could be the year to start looking at another meat.

Little Hooves Romneys of Moorestown, NJ was featured in an article at Little Hooves is thought to be one of the largest farms in South Jersey.…/New-Jersey-Sheep-farmers-Easter-imm…

South Jersey's largest sheep farm is not sleepy or peaceful this time of year. There's Easter, with a high demand for market lamb that can be purchased at the farm's doorstep. There are also preparations for next month's opening of the Burlington County Farmer's Market, which brings throngs of peopl...

Happy Easter, everyone!

After open heart surgery and a hip replacement, Ian Worley gave himself a goal for his 80th birthday - to shear 100 sheep in one day.

Worley first learned to shear in 1956.

(Source: Northern Daily Leader)...…/watch-80yo-ian-wor…/

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Eighty-year-old sets himself challenge of shearing 100 sheep in one day.

The Big Ohio Catalog is hot off the press! Check it out now on our website:

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An interesting graphic about the anatomy of wool from The Campaign for Wool.

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The Campaign for Wool

Zooming in on the anatomy of wool - the Medula is a collection of spongy hollow cells that trap air to create the warmth wool is famous for. #ChooseWool

Thanks to DNA testing of the suspected stolen sheep, Carmarthenshire police were able to locate and arrest a sheep rustler.

(Source: Wales Online)…/carmarthenshire-sheep-rustle…

Fifty sheep were pinched from Derwydd, near Ammanford, back in January 2015|By Oliver Roderick - WalesOnline

Some British sheep farmers are focusing on mutton production in order to increase their profits. Local butcher shops are reporting good sales.

(Source: FGI Insight)…/utilising-flock-potentials-thro…

Upland farmers are being encouraged to consider mutton production in an attempt to develop flock potential and increase profits.

A clinical trial has found that children with eczema who wore wool clothing (Merino wool) were more comfortable than those who wore cotton garments.

(Source: ABC Rural)…/superfine-wool-can-help-chi…/8380660

New research shows superfine wool is not a risk factor for children with eczema.

Imperial Stock Ranch in Oregon has become the first flock in the United States to be voluntarily certified under NSF International's "Responsible Wool Standard." For more information about this standard and the flock check out this article by Sheep Central.

THE first American sheep farm to be certified to produce wool under Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard -- Imperial Stock Ranch – is a seasoned ‘farm-to-fork’ and ‘ranch to runway’ performer.