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The 80th annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) Convention will be held in Brookings Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.


BROOKINGS — The 80th annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) Convention will be held in Brookings Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.
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The front cover of the September 2017 issue of The Banner Sheep Magazine features the 2017 New Jersey State Fair winners!

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View more photos from the 2017 Illini All-Breeds Spring Sale on The Banner Sheep Magazine website: http://www.bannersheepmagazine.com/onlinephotos.html Order your copies by calling our office with the photo ID number or by using our online form.

Next time you see Rachael Gately and Eric Bruns, congratulate them on their engagement!

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ESE Ag & Ed

Congratulations to Rachael Gately and Eric Bruns on their engagement here at The Big E! We all wish them happiness in their life together!

The Terrells' have 1600 ewes in their flock, and kind of fell into the business by accident.


MITCHELL — Brock Terrell didn’t originally start out in the sheep industry.
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Shearing School: Nov. 2nd through 4th, Quinter, Kansas


The 2017 Shearing School, hosted by the Kansas Sheep Association, will take place Nov. 2 through 4 at Quinter, Kansas. Sessions are for both beginning shearers and those who wish

"In my role as farmer's market manager, I saw our sales go up more than 126 percent over last year. A big reason — a very large chunk — was local meat."


Like many farm families, the Robertsons seem to swim stubbornly upstream.

"Being familiar with anatomy is important when cutting carcasses and referencing prices against the Ag Marketing service," Burson said.


MITCHELL — University of Nebraska-Lincoln meat extension specialist Dennis Burson, gave a lamb cutting demonstration during the Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association’s educational program and annual meeting, Saturday, Sept.

"Sheep are prey animals, the dogs are a predator basically. You're working with two separate instincts that you're wanting to join into a partnership." - Kathy Knox, Ettrich Kennels


Reading on the ABC News app? Watch the full premiere episode of “Career Canines” on Facebook In what appears like controlled chaos, Rob, a Border Collie, relies on instinct and whistle commands to make snap judgments when herding sheep. He comes from a long pedigree of Scottish born herding dogs,...

Have experience riding a horse? You can sign up to help with the annual sheep round-up in Iceland.


Ever wanted to try your hand at rounding up sheep in Iceland on horseback? Well, grab your hat, there's a tour now on offer.

"She said the future for wool is bright, and having both a creative outlet as well as a useful trade skill is important for the youth of today."


MITCHELL — Amidst the stalls and stacks of tightly colored wool in the Scotts Bluff County Events Center on Saturday, the sounds of spinning wheels and clacks of knitting needles
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Going to Big E? Budget extra time to get past road construction.

MassDOT is encouraging drivers to check out their traffic website (Mass511.com) before traveling.


Big E goers should avoid main routes to reduce travel times.

10-year-old Braden won't let spina bifida slow him down.


Monroe County boy lives dream of being a farmer by showing sheep with a track chair.

Lynn Schaal talks about raising Icelandic sheep on his Filer, Idaho farm.



"I've refined the tool to be 35 per cent lighter and to use 60 per cent less hand span than the docking iron currently used by New Zealand farmers," Austin said.


A design student hopes to start manufacturing her docking tool in the next 12 months.

Final friendly reminder!

Online or Faxed entries will be accepted for the catalog until September 8th at Noon. Thanks!


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The Banner Sheep Magazine

Friday, September 8th at NOON CDT is the FINAL CUTOFF to make it into the catalog. We look forward to receiving your entries!