ASI 2018 Annual Convention Presentations

ASI Annual Convention Presentations Available

Most of the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Convention in San Antonio are now available online in a pdf format. To view the available presentations, go to

2018 ASI Convention Presentations

Wednesday Executive Board Meeting

Why is Now the Ideal Time to Expand On-farm OPPv Eradication 
Dr. Cindy Wolf, ASI Animal Health Committee

Thursday State Executives/Contacts Meeting

Tri-Lamb Young Leader Update 
Karissa Maneotis, Tri-Lamb Young Leader

Thursday Genetic Stakeholders Committee

Genetic Stakeholder Committee Update 
Tomy Boyer and Dr. Ron Lewis

Thursday Animal Health

National Scrapie Eradication Program Update 
Dr. Diane Sutton, USDA/APHIS

Mycoplasma Ovis Research 
Dr. Maggie Highland, USDA/ARS

Research Updates on Malignant Catarrhal Fever 
Dr. Cristina Cunha, USDA/ARS

Footvax Use in the United States 
Erica Sanko, California Wool Growers Association

Innovations in Parasite Research 
Dr. Joan Burke, USDA/ARS

Thursday National Sheep Improvement Program

Update and Panel 
Dr. Ron Lewis, Dr. Jason Osterstock, Ben Pjesar and Micah Wells

Thursday Production, Education, and Research Council

Range and Animal Science Research in Texas 
Dr. John Walker, Texas AgriLife

NWRC – Predator Research Facility Update – Livestock Working Dogs 
Dr. Julie Young, USDA/APHIS/WS

National Wildlife Resource Center Update 
Dr. Larry Clark, USDA/APHIS/WS

Evaluation of Three Maternal Lines Under Pasture Management 
Dr. Brad Freking, USDA/MARC

Thursday Wool Council

Marketing and Technical Services Update 
Roy Kettlewell, ASI Wool Consultant

Update on Marketing Wool Domestically and Internationally 
Goetz Giebel, ASI Wool Consultant

Raw Wool Services Update 
Dr. Lisa Surber, ASI Wool Consultant

Friday Lamb Council

Nourish With Lamb – 2018 Nutrition Education Program 
Megan Wortman and Allison Beadle

Lamb Market Outlook 
David Anderson, Texas AgriLife

Update on Mandatory Price Reporting 
Erica Sanko, California Wool Growers Association

Defining “Lamb” Maturity 
Dr. Travis Hoffman, North Dakota State University

Friday Wool Council and Wool Roundtable

Report on Wool Marketing and Trends 
Goetz Giebel, ASI Wool Consultant

Wool: From Fiber to Fashion 
Roy Kettlewell, ASI Wool Consultant

American Wool in the 2018 Olympics 
Jeanne Carver, Imperial Stock Ranch

Responsibility in Wool Production Update 
Dr. Lisa Surber, ASI Wool Consultant

USDA-AMS Wool Market Update 
Chris Dias, USDA-AMS, LPGMN Reporter

Feast and Famine: The Situation and Prospect of the World Wool Market 
Chris Wilcox, Poimena Analysis

ASI Market News App 
Chris Dias, USDA-AMS, LPGMN Reporter

Friday Let’s Grow

GM1 Sheep Production for Huntington’s Disease
Larry and Sue Holler, Dakota Lamb Producers

Friday Young Entrepreneurs Meeting

Pelt and Byproduct Values 
Erica Sanko, California Wool Growers Association

Friday Board of Directors Informational Session

Retailers Expectations of Lamb 
Brad Graham, Mountain States Rosen

ASI Legislative Update 
Jim Richards, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Feed Your Adventurous Side 
Chairman Jim Percival, American Lamb Board

Cost of Production Comparison and Economic Tools for Sheep 
Bridger Fuez, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Wyoming Extension

Wool: The “New” Performance Fiber 
Roy Kettlewell, ASI Wool Consultant

Saturday Board of Directors Meeting

Let the Good Times Roll? Global Situation and Outlook for Sheep Meat and Wool 
Chris Wilcox, Poimena Analysis

Wool Marketing Worldwide 
Goetz Giebel, ASI Wool Consultant

Untapped Crop Insurance Opportunities for Ranchers 
Brandon Willis and Burdell Johnson

Update on Let’s Grow! Program 
Susan Schultz, Let’s Grow Committee Chair

ASI Wool Council Update 
Ken Wixom, ASI Wool Council Chair

Production, Research and Education Council Update 
Jimmy Parker, PERC Co-Chair

National Sheep Industry Improvement Center 
Steve Lee, Executive Director, NSIIC