Industry Partner

Click here for the Industry Partner Sponsorship Form.

Thanks to the generosity of our Industry Partners, ASI is able to support a number of progressive programs, as well as assure the success of the annual U.S. sheep industry convention.

Contributions to the convention are critical to the success of this single-largest sheep industry gathering in the nation. Just as importantly, however, Industry Partner contributions fund ASI’s trade association work. We have devoted months of labor and made tens of thousands of contacts in our effort to save the H-2A sheepherder program. This program is key to nearly 40 percent of all sheep production in the United States. ASI has legislation in front of Congress to resolve the bighorn sheep controversy, which threatens many of the western sheep operations. Furthermore, in September, ASI capped a three-year effort to update the Mandatory Price Reporting system for livestock that, I am pleased to say, was signed into law in time to avoid a lapse in reporting coverage.

Perhaps your business is directly involved with ASI’s programs for international trade, military product development or with the wool super-wash process. Similarly, I hope you agree that the effort of our Let’s Grow program to increase sheep production for wool, lamb and pelts is positive to your business.

Please contact Peter Orwick at 303-771-3500, ext. 103 with any questions or requests.


Anodyne, Inc.
Contact: Terry Martin
P.O. Box 2237
San Angelo, TX 76902
Phone: 325-653-3061


Groenewold Fur and Wool Co
Contact: Greg Groenewold
P.O. Box 663
Forreston, IL 61030
Phone: 815-938-2381


Wolverine Packing Co.
Contact: Jim Banahoom
2535 Rivard
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-7500


American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society
Contact: Doug Gillespie
PO Box 259
Hallsville, MO 65255-0259
Phone: 573-696-2550

The American Hampshire Sheep Assn
Contact: Jeff Ebert
PO Box 231
Wamego, KS 66547
Phone: 785-456-8500

Anderson Sheep Co Inc.
Contact: Reed Anderson
36866 Hwy 228
Brownsville, OR 97327
Phone: 541-954-8145

Catelli Brothers Inc

Contact: Tony Catelli
50 Ferry Ave
Collinswood, NJ 08108
Phone: 856-869-9293 Ext. 225

Utah Wool Marketing
Contact: Will Hart Griggs
55 South Iron St., Ste 2
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-843-4284

Industry Supporter Level One

Berry & Sons Islamic Slaughterhouse, Inc.
Contact: Tom Rababeh
2496 Orleans St
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-6925

Continental Dorset Club, Inc.
Contact: Debra Hopkins, Exec. Sec/Treas.
PO Box 506
North Scitvate, RI 02857
Phone: 401-647-4676

Colorado Serum Company
Contact: Joe Huff
4950 York St
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 303-295-7527

Crescent Sock Company
Contact: Sandra Boyd
PO Box 669
Nieta, TN 37826
Phone: 423-568-2101

Sydell Inc
Contact: John Lynch
46935 SD Hwy 50
Burbank, SD 57010
Phone: 800-842-1369
Guard Dog Members

CLICK HERE for the Guard Dog Application Form

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 196 members and organizations that contributed to the Guard Dog Program during 2018, 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 2018/2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019)

Charter Members

Reed and Robyn Anderson, Anderson Sheep Co., Inc., OR

John and Nina Baucus, Sieben Ranch Co., MT

Colorado Wool Growers Association

Saundra Davenport and Taunya Ruffin, Rocking R Ruffin Ranch, TX

John and Mary Eagle, Eagle Suffolks, ID

Ben and Stella Elgorriaga, Elgorriaga Livestock, Inc., CA

Stephen and Lisa Elgorriaga, Stephen Elgorriaga Livestock, CA

John Jodi, Mike and Jack Faulkner, Faulkner Land & Livestock, ID

Glen, Linda, Tammy & David Fisher, Askew-Fisher Ranch, TX

Bobby and Valery Frank, Frank & Ball/Livestock Weekly, TX

Paul and Marla Frischknecht, Frischknecht Livestock, UT

Michael and Vicki Guerry, Guerry, Inc., ID

Julie A. Hansmire, Campbell Hansmire Sheep, LLC, CO

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

Lee and Joan Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co., UT

Clint and Maureen Krebs, Krebs Livestock, LLC, OR

Skye and Penny Krebs, Krebs Sheep Co., OR

R & D Malone Ranches, LLC, TX

Don and Pete Meike, Meike Ranch, WY

Pierce and Betty Miller, VIP Ranch Co., TX

Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Inc.

Elisabeth Noelke, 7h Ranch, TX

Mike, Kelly, Katy Nottingham, Nottingham Land & Livestock, CO

Jack and Cindy Orwick, SD

Tom, John, Diane and Cory Peavey, Flat Top Sheep Co., ID

Larry Prager, Center of the Nation Wool, Inc., SD

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

Paul Rodgers, WV

Spence and Connie Rule, Rule Feeders, LLC, CO

Bill Strauss, Strauss Ranch, TX

Angelo, Karin, Anthony and Dani Theos, Theos Swallow Fork Ranch, CO

Debra and Tom Thompson, Thompson Farms & Feedlot Inc., CO

Utah Wool Marketing

Support Members

Auza Ranches, LLC, AZ

Robert and Becky Boylan, Boylan Ranch, SD

Patrick and Ronna Burke, Burke Ranch, SD

James Brown, James Brown Law Office, MT

Peter and Jackie Camino, Camino & Son, WY

Curry and Bonnie Lou Campbell, Live Oak Ranch, TX

G. David and Theressa Dalling, Dalling Sheep, ID

Tom and Leah Edwards, TLE Ranch, Inc., WY

Lorin and Waneta Fawcett, Joseph O. Fawcett & Sons, UT

Gary, Gwen, Kevin and Bobby Geis, Gets Brothers, LLC, WY

Don and Helen Godby, Godby Sheep Co., CO

David and Nancy Greene, MD

Joe and Aggie Helle, Rebish & Helle Partnership, MT

Marlin Helming, Helming Hampshires, CO

Claire Jones, Bar 7 Ranch, TX

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

Wes and Pat Limesand, ND

Michael and Janet Mawhinney, Mawhinney Mountain Dorsets, PA

Maxwell and Kelsey Miller, DJ Miller Ranches, Inc.

Montana Wool Growers Association

Larry and Sandra Nelson, SD

David and Holly Ollila, Flying O Sheep, SD

James and Joyce Orwick, SD

Craig and Doelene Pitt, Pitt Family Columbias, UT

Ramon Perez Ranch, NM

Warren and Carla Roberts, Open Heart Ranch, CO

Thomas and Carol Schene, Schene Enterprises, CA

Maurice Short, M & K Short Ranch, OR

Bill and Susan Shultz, Bunker Hill Farm, OH

Joe and Cheri Sperry, Sperry Livestock Corp., CO

Snyder Ranches, LLC, CO

Raymond and Teresa Talbott, Talbott Sheep Co., CA

University of Idaho - U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, ID

Marilyn Volpe and George Burns, ID

Luanne and Mike Wallewein, Timber Coulee Columbias, MT

Walter L. and Tommy Whitehead, Whitehead Ranch, TX

Ira T. Wines, Ellison Ranching Co., NV

David and Sara Winters, DW Winters Livestock, TX

Contributing Members

Leonard and Elizabeth Riccio, L Bar E Farm, ID

Rex Streets, MT

Sheep Heritage Foundation

~ A charitable institution protecting the traditions of the U.S. sheep industry. ~

To view the Sheep Heritage Foundation Brochure, Click Here.

MISSION: Focusing solely on the U.S. sheep industry, the Sheep Heritage Foundation - a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation - is dedicated to enhancing the value of the sheep industry in the United States. It was established to create programs and projects that will assure solid opportunities for the future of the U.S. sheep industry.

MOTIVATION: You are proud to be associated with the U.S. sheep industry. Whether your family involvement is purebred, milk, sheepskin, wool for hand knitting, show lambs for youth programs or commercial wool and lamb production, a donation to the Sheep Heritage Foundation will help protect the livelihood of an industry that is near and dear to your heart.

To honor the memory of industry leaders and sheep producers. A donation to the Foundation is one of the many ways a family member or friend of the sheep industry can be remembered.
To protect the future of the U.S. sheep industry. A donation is an indication that you care about the industry's potential in the years to come and for future generations.
To commemorate your family's heritage and proud tradition in the industry. You and/or your family have contributed timeless hours to more than just a business, it's your true love for the animals and the way of life that drives you. You are proud of your family's role in producing lamb for America's table, wool to clothe our families, as well as those serving the nation's military. A donation will help assure that your hard work over the years is not forgotten; instead it will help perpetuate the industry.

SIGNIFICANCE: Your gift will help strengthen the industry, build programs that will ensure the industry's success and enhance and defend the opportunities for U.S. sheep producers. The Foundation's board of directors are committed to utilizing funds for the best scientific and educational projects of the industry. Additionally, the board is seeking matching funds from corporate, private and public entities to further stretch industry contributions.

DONATE: Consider a donation to uphold your family's important heritage and preserve opportunities for today's producers and for the generations that will raise sheep tomorrow.

Send donations or requests for more information to:
American Sheep Industry Association
9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360
Englewood, CO 80112

10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018 Donations

American Sheep Industry Association
Memory of Jw Nuckolls

Florence Cubiburu
Memory of Bud Gutzman

Clint and Maureen Krebs
Memory of Wayne D. Mosher

Pierce and Betty Miller
Memory of Fred Campbell
Memory of Leroy Keese
Memory of Stanley Mayfield
Memory of Mackey McEntire
Memory of Charles Stegall

Bill and Susan Shultz
Memory of Susan Morrical

Siddoway Sheep Co.
Memory of Jw Nuckolls

10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017 Donations

Colorado Wool Growers Association
Memory of LeGrande Bair
Memory of A. Perry Christensen

Florence Cubiburu
Memory of Robert Schene

Glen and Linda Fisher
Memory of Bill Sims
Memory of Glen Richardson

Guy Flora
Memory of Bill Sims

Dennis and Stacie Fry
Memory of Brian Hoffman

Mike Harper Livestock, LLC

Pierce and Betty Miller

Memory of Glen Richardson
Memory of Clinton Hodges

Paul Rodgers
Rodgers Family Memorial

Siddoway Sheep Co, Inc.
Rodgers Family Memorial

Theos Swallow Fork Ranch Inc.
Memory of Martin Etchart

Dr. Cynthia Wolf
Rodgers Family Memorial