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September 2016

September 21, 2016

Once again, it’s time for the sheep industry to recognize the contributions of those working to guide the flock in a positive manner. Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime?

July 2016

July 8, 2016

Once again, it’s time to start sorting through your photos. Remember that great shot you took during lambing? Or the one you snapped while pushing the sheep to summer range? Or how about the one you’ve been planning to take of the flock out on pasture? They could pay off in the form of a cash award in the 2016 ASI Photo Contest.

May 2016

May 27, 2016

As American consumers embrace the natural magic of homegrown wool, the American Wool Council has adopted a new look that brings the industry’s image up to par with the products being created everyday with this innovative, sustainable fiber.

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that access to Taiwan for American lamb was approved. American Sheep Industry Association President Burton Pfliger (N.D.) applauds the announcement as this is the first new export-market access for American lamb in years.

March 2016

March 11, 2016

Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb and wool, through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or PhD) student who is attending a school in the U.S.

February 2016

February 4, 2016

The Arizona sun spotlighted the issues brought by the large gathering of sheep producers from across the country that met for the 2016 American Sheep Industry Association Convention in Scottsdale Ariz., Jan. 28-30. Under the motto The Strength of a United Voice, it was fitting that announcements such as another year of increased sheep inventory, the launch of Working Dog Liability Insurance and mandatory country of origin labeling for lamb were revealed.


February 4, 2016

The American Sheep Industry Association recognized the efforts of three individuals during the association’s annual convention the last week of January in sunny Scottsdale, Ariz. Two longtime sheep producers and a relative newcomer to the industry walked away with the hardware at the industry awards luncheon on Jan. 29.

January 2016

January 2, 2016

After buying Groenewold Fur and Wool from his father in 1958, Grant Groenewold grew the company into a major player in both the wool and fur industries. For his efforts, he will be honored at the ASI Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., as one of two recipients of the Wool Excellence Award.

January 2, 2016

Longtime Burlington Industries Wool Company executive Charlie Chase will be honored for his contributions to the wool industry at the ASI Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., as one of two recipients of the Wool Excellence Award.