Guard Dog Members

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The Guard Dog Program has spent nearly $200,000 to date to defend the sheep industry in the ongoing bighorn/domestic sheep controversy!

Due to the generosity of the record-setting 190 members and organizations that contributed to the Guard Dog Program during 2016 , ASI could legally intervene on behalf of the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station.

Please consider a contribution this year to lend the extra hand to protect the sheep industry on all fronts. This is the only way that the organization can assist with or lead litigation. Annual dues from state associations are spent 100% on lobbying in Washington, D.C., so there is no balance left for litigation or legal analysis of federal decisions.

The program grows each year with additional sheep families deciding to help fund the legal arm of the sheep industry. We know activist groups that are targeting the sheep industry, such as Western Watershed Project and WildEarth Guardians in Montana and they raise money in the process to file more suits or appeals.

You 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 recognition in the monthly Sheep Industry News, as well as throughout the Annual Sheep Industry Convention.

If you are a returning member, I hope you will consider another contribution to the Guard Dog Program and continue to be part of the group of leaders that support the industry at a higher level. If you are a first time supporter, welcome to the program. A list of members is below.


Peter Orwick, Executive Director

FY 2016/2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

Charter Members

Martin and Shirley Auza, Martin Auza Sheep Co, AZ

John and Nina Baucus, Sieben Ranch Co, MT

Brad and Laurie Boner, Cole Creek Ranch, WY

Robert and Becky Boylan, Boylan Ranch, SD

Jean Brown, Slash KJ, CO

J. Paul and Debbie Brown, Reata, CO

Kevin and Mary Buchholz, Buchholz Ranch, LLC, SD

Center of the Nation Wool, Inc, SD

Dan Chournos, Chournos, Inc, UT

Gordon Clark, Hay Creek Ranch, OR

Colorado Wool Growers Assn

Mike and Jennifer Corn, Roswell Wool, NM

Florence, John and Quinci Cubiburu, Cubiburu Livestock, CA

Tom and Renee Davis, Davis Land and Livestock Co, WY

A.H. (Chico) and Ginnie Denis, Denis Ranch, TX

Jerry Dilts and Elizabeth Philp, WY

Alicia Dredge, CD Ranches, ID

John and Mary Eagle, ID

Nancy East, Sheeprock Ranch, CA

Ben and Stella Elgorriaga, Elgorriage Livestock, CA

Steve and Lisa Elgorriaga, CA

John and Carolyn Espil, John Espil Sheep Co, Inc, NV

Henry and Kathy Etcheverry, Etcheverry Sheep Co, ID

John and Jody Faulkner, Faulkner Land and Livestock Co, ID

Firewater Ranch, WA

Glen and Linda Fisher, Askew-Fisher Ranch, TX

Paul and Marla Frischknecht, Frischknecht Livestock, UT

Don and Helen Godby, Godby Sheep Co, CO

Melchor and Karen Gragirena, El Tejon Sheep Co, CA

Michael and Vicki Guerry, Guerry Inc, ID

Bill Hall, Ellison Ranching Co, NV

Richard and Stacy Hamilton, Hamilton Brothers, CA

Julie Hansmire and Lynn Campbell, Campbell Hansmire Sheep, LLC, CO

Gene Hardy, Hardy Ranch LLC, WY

Harold and Judy Harper, Harper Livestock Co, CO

Mike and Mary Ann Harper, Mike Harper Livestock, LLC, CO

Casey and Jenna Humble, SD

Ryan and Beatriz Indart, Indart Group, CA

IOU Sheep Co, CA

Lee and Joan Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co, UT

Mike and Mary Jo Jernigan, Jernigan Ranch Co, TX


Truman and Marie Julian, Julian Land and Livestock Co, WY

Thomas and Becky Kourlis, Harry Kourlis Ranch, CO

Clint and Maureen Krebs, Krebs Livestock LLC, OR

Skye and Penny Krebs, Krebs Sheep Co, OR

Dean and Kathy Lamoreaux, Lamoreaux Sheep, UT

Jim Magagna, Magagna Brothers, WY

Bob and Diane Malone, TX

Jack and Kathryn McRae, Big Dry Angus Co, MT

Don and Pete Meike, Meike Ranch, Inc, WY

Wiley Micks, Quad Five, MT

Pierce and Betty Miller, VIP Ranch Co, TX

Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Inc

Montana Wool Growers Assn

Frank and Elaine Moore, Spearhead Ranch, WY

William Moore, Jr and Franke Addington, W.I. Moore Ranch Co Inc, WY

New Mexico Wool Growers Auxiliary

Elisabeth Noelke, 7h Ranch, TX

Mike and Kelly Nottingham, Nottingham Land and Livestock, CO

Allen and Brenda Olsen, Olsen Agri-Livestock, UT

Jack and Cindy Orwick, Orwick Ranch, SD

James and Joyce Orwick, SD

Brian and Gayenell Phelan, CA

John and Anita Phillips, J & A Phillips Ranch, ID

James and Nancy Powell, Powell Ranches, TX

Steve and Toni Raftopoulos, Two Bar Sheep Co, LLC, CO

R. Emigh Livestock, CA

Fred Roberts, Roberts Ranch, WY

Spence and Connie Rule, Rule Feeders LLC, CO

Schene Enterprises, CA

Jeff and Cindy Siddoway, Siddoway Sheep Co Inc, ID

Jack Smith, Cedar Livestock Assn, UT

Phil Soulen, Soulen Livestock Co, ID

Theos Swallow Fork Ranch, CO

Tom and Deb Thompson III, Thompson Feedlot, CO

Utah Wool Marketing Assn, UT

Gary and Lori Visintainer, Visintainer Sheep Co, CO

Tom and Karin Watson, Silverdale Farms, OR

Western Range Assn, ID

Clark and Patty Willis, Willis Ranch, UT

David and Sara Winters, TX

Supporting Members

Joe and Carmen Auza, Joe Auza Sheep, AZ

Leo and Darla Barthelmess, Barthelmess Ranch Corp, MT

Bob and Sherry Benson, IN

Stanley and Sharon Bingham, Desert Sky Ranch, Inc, ID

Brian and Carolyn Bitner, BRB Livestock, UT

Jack and Lori Blattner, Blattner Suffolks, ID

Bull Creek Ranch, TX

Patrick and Ronna Burke, Burke Ranch, SD

Peter, John and Tiddle Camino, Camino and Sons, LLC, WY

Curry and Bonnie Lou Campbell, Campbell-Mayer Live Oak Ranch, TX

Tom and Andrea Colyer, Greenwood Hill Farm, MA

Tom and Cynthia Crane, CA

G. David and Theressa Dalling, ID

Dave and Julie Dashiell, Redbull Ranch, WA

Douglas and Julia Davis, Homestead Ranch, SD

Rufus and Patty DeZeeuw, DeZeeuw Farm, SD

Tom and Maria Dosch, Dosch's TMD Katahdins, SD

Ellie Dumdi, OR

John and Bernie Dvorak, Dvorak Family Farm, MN

David Earl, Upper Creek Ranch, UT

Ted and Renae Edwards, WY

Tom and Leah Edwards, TLE Ranch, Inc, WY

Ruth Edwards, WY

Martin and M. Teresa Etchamendy, Etchamendy Sheep Co, CA

Lorin and Waneta Fawcett, Joseph O Fawcett and Sons, Inc , UT

Fred Fulston and Marianne and Kristofer Leinassar Smith, F.I.M. Corp, NV

Jeremy Geske, JMG Suffolks, MN

Bob and Susan Gilbert, MT

William and Sherie Goring, Goring Ranch, UT

David and Nancy Greene, MD

Clarence Halterman, Halterman Sheep Inc, UT

Keith and Linda Hamilton, Hamilton Ranch, Inc, WY

Marlin Hampshires, Helming Hampshires, CO

Tom and Joni Harlan, Harlan Livestock, WY

Joe and Carolyn Harper, Allegheny Farms, WV

Coleen Hawker, UT

Dwight Heser, MT

Hollenbecks, Blue Bell Sheep, MT

John Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss Ranch Inc , CO

Fred Itcaina, MT

Francisco and Miguel Iturriria, I & M Sheep Co, CA

Matt and Sandra Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co, UT

Burdell and Theo Johnson, Diamond J Livestock, ND

Wendy Johnston and Art Stackhouse, Stackhouse Ranch, CA

Claire Jones, Bar 7 Ranch, TX

Klecker Ranch Inc , CO

Henry and Robin Krebs, OR

Bob, Marie, Ben and Jamie Lehfeldt, Lehfeldt Rambouillets, MT

Joe and Sylvia Manterola, Manterola Sheep Co, Inc, AZ

Randy and Vernita Marton, Marton Ranch, Inc, WY

Max and Joyce Matthews, SD

Michael and Janet Mawhinney, Mawhinney Mountain Dorsets, PA

Angus and Margaret McColl, Yocom-McColl Testing Labs, Inc, CO

McKamey Ranch Co , MT

Dan and Shannon Mickel, Mickel Brothers Sheep Co, UT

Matt and Brenda Mickel, Mickel Brothers Sheep Co, UT

Brant Miller, ME

DJ Miller Ranches, Inc, OR

Jim and Georgia Moore, Moore Ranch Co , WY

Ron and Elizabeth Moss, ID

Larry and Sandra Nelson, SD

David and Roxie Niemi, Niemi Ranch, SD

Joanne Nissen, CA

Jw and Thea Nuckolls, Nuckolls Ranch, Inc, WY

Nugget International , TX

Ohio Sheep Improvement Assn

Ida Mae and Bob Orwick, Orwick Ranch, LLC, SD

Pete and Rama Paris, Paris Livestock, NV

Burton and Pattie Pfliger , ND

Philp Sheep Co, WY

Don Pickett, Pickett Ranch and Sheep Co, ID

Larry and Madge Pilster, Pilster Ranch Co, MT

Craig and Doelene Pitt, Pitt Family Columbias, UT

Johnny and Claire Powell and Margo Smith, Wineglass Ranch, TX

Joe Pozzi, Joe Pozzi Livestock, CA

Jewell Reed, R and Land, WY

Warren and Carla Roberts, Open Heart Ranch, CO

Ward and Lynn Rouse, Rouse Farm, OR

Louis and Jerry Schmidt, Schmidt Ranch/Colorado Woolens, CO

Steve and Diane Schreierm, Schreier Farms, MN

Maurice and Karen Short, Bullseye Ranch, OR

William and Susan Shultz, Bunker Hill Farm, OH

Andree Soares, Star Creek Land Stewards, Inc, CA

William and Margie Sparrow, NC

Vernon and Marsha Spykerman, IA

Joel Stamatakis, UT

Keith and Kathy Stumbo, Down Valley Farm, NY

Art and Jill Swannack , Feustel Farms Inc, WA

Francis Sweet, Valley View Ranch, CA

Oliver and Sharon Tafelmeyer, ND

Larry and Lora Tauck, L & L Ranch, Inc, MT

Randy and Amanda Tunby, Tunby Ranch, MT

Lionel and Michelle Valdez, Rancho de Valdez, CO

Marilyn Volpe and George Borkow, ID

Mike and Luanne Wallewein, Timber Coulee Columbias, MT

Sandy and Brenda Webster, UT

Ray and Jeri Willoughby, Willoughby Ltd, TX

Ken and Pauline Wixom, Wixom Livestock, ID

Bobby and Sherri Zesch, Bar Z Zesch Ranch, TX

Contributing Members

Derek Carlson, KS

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fletcher, Cabin Run Farm, WV

Lynda German and Polly Hinds, WY

Hilary and Sara Gietzen Sheep Shearing, Gietzen, ND

Pete and Sarah Gnatkowski, Hall-Gnatkowski, NM

Tom and Jason Goble, UT

Steve, Dan and Sam Hampton, Hampton Sheep Co, WY

Ron and Sharon Harston, CA

Bob and Jane Leer, Knott Ewe Farm, KY

John Lemondes, Elly's Acres Farm LLC, NY

Luxford Ranch, MT

Ray Okelberry, Okelberry Ranch, UT

A Richard and Helen Osmond, Osmond Rambouillet, UT

Robert Padula, MN

Raymond Perez, NM

David and Barbara Powers, KS

Randy and Julie Rife, Rife Shropshires, OH

Charles and Nancy Stegall, TX

Rex and Birdie Streets, MT

Raymond and Teresa Talbott, Talbott Sheep Co, CA