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Industry Partners

Thanks to the generosity of our Industry Partners, ASI can support a number of programs that are important to the sheep industry, along with wool and lamb companies. We include the sponsorship funds in our legislative and association budget annually, so we hope you will consider being an Industry Sponsor this year.

The 2023 ASI Convention will be held January 18-21, 2023 in Fort Worth, TX at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. This event is the widest attended opportunity to meet with the leaders in sheep production, feeding, lamb and wool processing, wool warehouses, and trade, as well as promotion and research boards on an annual basis.

ASI secured nearly $160 million in assistance payments for sheep producers and lamb feeders and helped thousands of operations survive the severe disruptions of the of the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, many more millions were paid under the Wool Marketing Loan that ASI was able to resurrect. For some clips this was the only revenue available.

The association also navigated the international travel restrictions that prevented our annual trade missions of wool buyers to the US market with innovative use of videos featuring wool warehouses and wool exporters and buyers. We took the US wool story to the buyers!

ASI subsidiary, the Sheep Venture Company, in concert with Texas A&M has financed the manufacture and delivery of state-of-the-art commercial wool testing equipment and are in the final stage of set up and training. This is in response to the American wool industry commitment to have commercial testing in the United States!

I hope you will consider being a partner with us in 2023.

Enclosed is an enrollment form offering various membership and sponsorship options. Please respond as early as possible so we can develop the digital or video components recognizing your contribution. December 12, 2022, is the last opportunity to build the convention recognition so please bear this in mind when making your contribution.

Special Thanks to our 2023 Industry Partners
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Guard Dog Members

Please consider a contribution this year to lend the extra hand to protect the sheep industry on all fronts. This is the only way ASI 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.

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 column in the monthly Sheep Industry News, as well as publicity during 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.

Sheep Heritage Foundation

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

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
303-771-3500
info@sheepusa.org

Thank You to our Donors
10/1/2021 – 9/30/2022

Juan/Carmen & Jon/Linzie Amparan, Amparan Livestock, LLC
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Robert L. Benson

Bill & Jean Brennan
Memory of Larry Rule

Susan Clark
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Colorado Wool Growers Assn.
Memory of John Hotchkiss
Memory of Angus McColl
Memory of Larry Rule

Ronald & Marlene Daale
Memory of Larry Rule

Donley Ranches
Memory of Larry Rule

Alicia Dredge
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Barry & Annette Duelke, Duelke Sheep Co., LLC
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Michael & Vicki Guerry
Memory of Joe Esnoz
Memory of Jeanne Siddoway

Clair Jones
Memory of Mike Jernigan

Leadbetter-Webster Land Co., Inc.
Memory of Larry Rule

Pierce & Betty Miller
Memory of Larry Rule
Memory of Jeanne Siddoway

Laird & Kathleen Noh & John & Julie Noh
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Kevin & Elaine Quam
Memory of Larry Rule

Tina Ruffing
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Two Bar Sheep Co., LLC
Memory of Joe Esnoz
Memory of Marlene Guerry

Visintainer Sheep Co.
Memory of Larry Rule

Phillip & Marsha Willis
Memory of Larry Rule

10/1/2020 – 9/30/2021

Timothy & Kelly Bagnell
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Bob & Sherry Benson
Memory of Glen Fisher

Bonnie Brown, Colorado Wool Growers Assn.
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Gerry & Carolyn Cole
Memory of Glen Fisher

John & Quinci Cubiburu, Cubiburu Livestock Inc.
Memory of Paco Iturriria
Memory of Robert Paasch

Elgorriaga Livestock, Inc.
Memory of Truman Julian
Memory of Paco Iturriria

Michael & Vicki Guerry, Guerry Inc.
Memory of Barbara Oneida

Sherri Halandras
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Brenda Hamill
Memory of Andrew Peroulis
Memory of Glen Fisher

Julie Hansmire
Memory of Andrew Peroulis
Memory of Glen Fisher

The Hill Family Trust
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Burdell & Theo Johnson
Memory of Glen Fisher

Darell & Teresa Keese
Memory of Glen Fisher

Clinton & Maureen Krebs
Memory of Paco Iturriria
Memory of Glen Fisher

Terry & Jackie Martin, Anodyne Inc.
Memory of Glen Fisher

Irene Mason
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Pierce & Betty Miller
Memory of DeWayne Lindsey
Memory of Glen Fisher
Memory of Paco Iturruria

National Sheep Industry Improvement Center
Memory of Glen Fisher

Amy Orwick
Memory of Andy Peroulis
Memory of Betty Niemi
Memory of DeWayne Lindsey

Sasha Overholt, CPA, LLC
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Steve Raftopoulos Family, Two Bar Sheep Co., LLC
Memory of Paco Iturriria
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Bill & Susan Shultz, Bunker Hill Farm
Memory of Glen Fisher

Jean Stetson
Memory of Andrew Peroulis

Gary Visintainer, Visintainer Sheep Co.
Memory of Andrew Peroulis
Memory of Katherine Peroulis
Memory of Connie Theos

10/1/2019 – 9/30/2020

Stan & Ann Boyd
Memory of Phil Soulen

Florence Cubiburu
Memory of Joe Helle
Memory of Joe Harper
Memory of Robert Woodbury

Guy Flora
Memory of Glenn High
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle

Guerry, Inc.
Memory of Joe Helle
Memory of Sharron Esnoz

Clinton & Maureen Krebs
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle

Krebs Sheep Co., Skye & Penny Krebs

Edward & Barbara Malesich
Memory of Joe Helle

Pierce & Betty Miller
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle
Memory of Joe Harper

Frank & Elaine Moore
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle

Bill & Susan Shultz
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle

Cindy Soddoway
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle

Steve & Toni Raftopoulos
Memory of Phil Soulen
Memory of Joe Helle
Memory of Truman Julian
Memory of Robert William Woodbury
Memory of Sharron Esnoz
Memory of Mrs. John (Katherine) Peroulis
Memory of Mrs. Joe Esnoz

Bill & Margie Sparrow
Memory of Joe Helle

RAMPAC

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) political action committee (RAMPAC) provides political support for those U.S. Senators and Representatives who support the sheep industry. Every two years, each Representative and one-third of the Senators run for election and we need more support for those that share our values and beliefs.

The continued support of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle that understand the issues our industry faces has never been more important.  With the support of the Congress and the engagement of our membership; ASI was able to secure nearly $160 million in direct payments to producers and feeders through the USDA CFAP program for sheep, lambs, and wool in both rounds of funding. Dozens of commodities were not included in the first round but were relegated to a catch-all round. That assistance certainly kept bankers talking to their sheep operators. This year, we have U.S. Senators and Representatives contacting USDA in support of lamb meat purchases to help move lamb and strengthen the market.

Our industry’s ability to support the incumbents and candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, that care about our industry remains critical. ASI has helped numerous members of Congress get elected or re-elected with your support of the RAMPAC. These members remember the industries that were there to help when they needed the support.

If you share our passion for the industry and want to help us utilize this important tool please take the time to fill out the attached form and return with your donation using the self-addressed envelope. Your contribution of $25 or more can make a tangible difference in our efforts. If you are charging the donation, please give the billing address in the payment information.

Thank you for the consideration and, remember, those that are not sitting at the table are on the menu.

Thank You to our RAMPAC Donors