Name: Dwayne Dobson, Sheep Springs Co.
Location: Chandler, Ariz.
Operation: Sheep Springs Co. is a four-generation, family operation established in 1929 in Arizona. Sheep Springs Co. operates 4,500 commercial ewes and has grazing permits on forest-service land and state land-department leases. Fall lambing occurs in their own alfalfa fields in Chandler Valley.
Why are you an ASI Guard Dog member? ?I am an ASI Guard Dog member to financially assist the American sheep industry and promote it within the United States.?
How do you think the industry has benefited from the Guard Dog fund? ?The Guard Dog fund has used the unrestricted funds for advertising and promotion of the check-off for American wool and lamb.?
What do you think are the industry?s needs in the future? ?Our industry needs to do more lobbying in Washington, D.C., with our congressmen and senators in order to keep our American producers on an even playing field with foreign importers.?