USDA announces the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program and the Grass Fed Program for Small and Very Small Producers
Waving the flag of the United States of America at the Second World Young Shepherd Challenge will be Danielle Buskohl from Wyndmere, N.D., and Woody Babcock from Corvallis, Ore.
A large international team of researchers has completed the sequence of the sheep genome, to be published in Science today in a study entitled, "The Sheep Genome Illuminates Biology of the Rumen and Lipid Metabolism." The completion of the genome is the culmination of eight years of work by a team of more than 70 researchers from 26 institutions located in eight countries around the world.
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) 2014 Photo Contest is underway and is open to all who wish to enter. The only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the United States.
The American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Young Entrepreneur Committee is spearheading the search for two candidates to represent the U.S. sheep industry at the 2nd World Ovinpiades competition in France on Sept. 28 - Oct. 4. Twenty countries have been invited to enter two participates in this two-day competition where contenders will challenge each other in multiple proficiency areas related to the sheep industry.
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) spearheaded a letter strongly supporting sufficient funding for the critical programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Wildlife Services (WS). The letter, delivered to leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, boasted signatures from 169 organizations representing a broad range of food producers, wildlife organizations, sportsmen, aviation, local governments and resource interests.
In a Salute to Fashion, the state-winning Make It With Wool (MIWW) contestants competed in the national finals and awards program in a patriotic centered style show during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention on Jan. 25. The designers taking top honors at the 66th Annual National Competition both hail from the state of Kansas and were Renata Goossen of Potwin and Ryal Mitchell of Lawrence.
Ken Wixom of Blackfoot, Idaho, was elected to represent Region VII on the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Executive Board at the 2014 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) Convention in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 23-25.
Milt Ward of Paris, Idaho, was elected to represent the lamb feeders on the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Executive Board at the 2014 ASI/National Lamb Feeders Association (NLFA) Convention in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 23-25.
Three long-time members of the agriculture community and one media organization were honored for their contributions to the sheep industry during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention, held Jan. 22-25 in Charleston, S.C. The honorees received the awards at a Jan. 24 luncheon that featured the introduction of a new award - the "Distinguished Producer Award." This award was created as part of ASI's 150th anniversary, which will be celebrated at next year's convention in Reno, Nev.
American wool epitomized the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association annual convention held in Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 22-25. The conference theme, Weaving a Path to the Future, included tours of wool processing plants to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sheep producers to see the transformation of their raw wool into high-end finished products.