The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association (USTSA) is offering, for the third year, a free registered Targhee starter flock to be awarded to a deserving youth, ages 9-17, at the USTSA National Show and Sale in Brookings, S.D., on July 15-16. The winner must be present to receive the flock and will be awarded one ewe lamb, one yearling ewe and one brood ewe donated by members of the USTSA. Each animal will be a USTSA-registered animal and have tested at least a QR in Scrapie Codon 171 genotype. The winner will also receive a $150 credit for use toward the purchase of additional animals at the 2011 sale.
Applications, due April 1, are now available to download at www.ustargheesheep.org or by contacting Tracie Roeder at the USTSA office at 406-467-2462. Applicants should possess a keen interest in the U.S. sheep industry, commitment to raising Targhee sheep over time and a firm belief in the abilities of the breed. Aside from receiving the flock of sheep, the winning youth will be paired with a Targhee breeder living near them who will act as a mentor.