Guard Dog Members


We invite you to join the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Guard Dog Program as a returning or new member.

The Guard Dog Program has proven to be a key funding source for lawsuits and legal-analysis filings to protect the sheep business.

In the past two years, guard dog members’ contributions helped fund the following legal action:
  • Joining with three state wool grower associations seeking to reverse the misguided “Payette” decision on wild sheep habitat and sheep grazing;
  • Joining with two state sheep wool grower associations to defend the U.S Sheep Experiment Station from legal attacks on the station for grazing sheep; and
  • One of the largest guard dog financial contributions in years to support the special procedures of the H-2A sheepherder program.
Additionally, the Guard Dog fund is partnering with the Public Lands Council’s litigation to stop the Administration’s new Forest Planning rule.

The Guard Dog Program is spending the $60,000 to $70,000 contributed each year by its members. We need your support to expand this program to meet the legal challenges that animal rights and anti-livestock groups are mounting. Since dues are spent on legislative and lobbying activities in Washington, D.C., this program is the only fund ASI can tap to help meet additional issues facing sheep producers.

Members are recognized nationally as the individuals and businesses that go the extra mile for the sheep industry. We receive positive feedback from the Guard Dog Member listing in the monthly Sheep Industry News as well as the member recognition throughout the Annual Sheep Industry Convention.

The program continues to expand and now includes 118 members from 22 states. In spite of record prices on all products from sheep farms and ranches, in 2013 we seem to be facing greater challenges from animal rights and anti-livestock activists.

As a returning member or as a new member, I hope you will consider a contribution to the Guard Dog Program and become part of the group of leaders that support the industry at a higher level. A list of the members is below for your review. Please complete the Guard Dog Application and return it to the ASI office to become a member.

Sincerely,

Peter Orwick, Executive Director


FY 2013/2014 (Oct. 1, 2013-June 1, 2014)

Charter Members

Askew-Fisher Ranch - TX
Buchholz Ranch, LLC - SD
CD Ranches - Alicia Dredge - ID
Cedar Livestock Association - Jack Smith - UT
Colorado Wool Growers Association - CO
Davis Land & Livestock Co. - WY
Denis Ranch - Chico & Ginnie Denis - TX
Stephen & Lisa Elgorriaga - CA
Ben & Stella Elgorriaga - CA
Henry & Kathy Etcheverry - ID
El Tejon Sheep Co. - CA
Faulkner Land & Livestock Co. - ID
Flat Top Sheep Co. - John & Diane Peavey - ID
Frischknecht Livestock - Paul & Marla - Frischknecht - UT
Godby Sheep Co. - Don & Helen Godby - CO
Guerry, Inc. - ID
G. Eugene Hardy - WY
Robert & Lynn Harlan - WY
Harper Livestock - CO
Hay Creek Ranch - Gordon Clark - OR
I O U Sheep Co. - CA
Innes Ranch LLC - WY
Lee & Joan Jarvis - UT
Jernigan Ranch Co. - TX
Julian Land & Livestock - Truman & Marie Julian - WY
Kourlis Ranch - Tom Kourlis - CO
Krebs Livestock - OR
Lamoreaux Sheep - Dean Lamoreaux - UT
Magagna Bros., Inc - Jim Magagna - WY
Martin Auza Sheep Co. - Martin & Shirley Auza - AZ
Mike Harper Livestock - CO
Minnesota Lamb & Wool Producers, Inc. - MN
Nottingham Land & Livestock - Mike & Kelly Nottingham - CO
James & Jack Orwick - SD
Brian & Gayenell Phelan - CA
Mr. & Mrs. James Powell - TX
Quad Five - Wiley Micks - MT
Raftopoulos Brothers Livestock Lamb Feeding - CO
Rio Blanco CO Wool Growers - CO
Fred Roberts - WY
Roswell Wool, Inc. - Mike & Jennifer Corn - NM
Rule Feeders LLC - Connie & Spencer Rule - CO
S. Martinez Livestock, Inc. - WA
Schene Enterprises, Inc. - CA
Siddoway Sheep Co., Inc. - Jeff & Cindy Siddoway - ID
Sieben Ranch Co. - MT
Silverdale Farms - Tom & Karin Watson - OR
Slash KJ - Jean Brown - CO
Margaret & Joseph Soulen Hinson - MD
Spearhead Ranch - Frank & Elaine Moore - WY
Strauss Ranch - W.L. Strauss - TX
The Indart Group, Inc. - CA
Theos Swallow Fork Ranch - CO
VIP Ranch Co. - TX
Visintainer Sheep Co. - CO
Warren Ranch Co. - Doug & Susan Samuelson - WY
Western Range Association - UT
Clark & Patty Willis - UT
Willoughby LTD - TX
Winters Ranch Partnership - TX

Supporting Members

Allegheny Farms - Joe & Carolyn Harper - WV
Lawrence & Janet Allen - CO
Anderson Sheep Co., Inc. - Reed, Robyn & William Anderson -OR
James & Doris Bair - CO
Max & Beverley Benne - MI
Robert Benson - IN
Big Oaks Farm - Will & Elizabeth Getz - GA
Campbell Hansmire Sheep, LLC - Julie Hansmire - CO
Colorado Woolens - Louis Schmidt - CO
G. David & Theressa Dalling - ID
Down Valley Farm - W. Keith & Kathleen Stumbo - NY
Dumdi Sheep Company - Ellie & In memory of Cleve Dumdi - OR
Ernest Woodward Ranches - TX
Etchart Livestock, Inc. - CO
F.I.M. Corp. - NV
Feustel Farms Inc. - Art & Jill Swannack - WA
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Fletcher - WV
Jeremy & Tracy Geske - MN
Robert & Susie Gilbert - MT
Wm H. & Sherie Goring - UT
David & Nancy Greene - MD
Greenwood Hill Farm - Tom & Andrew Colyer - MA
Halterman Sheep Inc. - UT
Hampton Sheep Co. - WY
Hansen Livestock Co. - Paul & Pete Hansen - MT
Harlan Livestock - Tom & Joni Harlan - WY
Helle Livestock - MT
Hotchkiss Ranches, Inc. - CO
I & M Sheep Co. - Fransico & Miguel Iturriria - CA
Isenberger-Litton Livestock, LLC - WY
Joe Pozzi Ranch - CA
Burdell & Theo Johnson - ND
Joseph Otto Fawcett & Sons, Inc. - Lorin Fawcett - UT
Klecker Ranch Inc. - CO
Krebs Sheep Co. - Skye & Penny Krebs - OR
Leonard Farms & Livestock, LLC - CO
Max & Joyce Matthews - SD
Michael & Janet Mawhinney - PA
McKamey Ranch Co. - MT
Jack & Kathryn McRae - MT
Moore Ranch - WY
Larry Nelson & Sandra Holcomb - SD
David & Roxie Niemi - SD
North Dakota Lamb & Wool Producers - ND
Nuckolls Ranch, Inc. - JW & Thea Nuckolls - WY
Nugget International, Inc. - CO
Ohio Sheep Improvement Association - OH
Bob & Ida Mae Orwick - SD
Burton Pfliger - ND
Philp Sheep Co. - WY
Pilster Ranch Corp. - Larry & Madge Pilster - MT
John Rae & Johnny Powell - TX
Rafter P Ranch - Daniel & Kayleen Persons - MN
Jewell Reed - WY
Warren & Carla Roberts - CO
Roche Ranches - UT
Snyder Ranches LLC - CO
Maurice & Karen Short - OR
Phil Soulen - ID
William & Margie Sparrow - NC
Sperry Livestock Corp. - CO
Vernon & Marsha Spykerman - IA
Dean & Paula Swenson - ND
Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers' Association - TX
TLE Ranch, Inc. - Tom & Leah Edwards - WY
Tunby Ranch - Randy & Amanda Tunby - MT
University of Idaho - ID
West Virginia Shepherds Federation, Inc. - WV
David & Judy Young - TX