Although not mentioned in the rules, providers (which must be Livestock Conservancy members) can not sell conservation breed wool that is not from their own animals (per correspondence with the Livestock Conservancy late 2018).
This is a great program to help save rare breeds of sheep and also to learn more about the characteristics of their fiber. Even if you don’t pursue the program you can search through our member listings to locate those near you who are raising rare breeds on the Livestock Conservancy lists. By purchasing products from them you are also helping to preserve these rare breeds. For a list of breeds see the next 2 links below.
Little Hooves Romneys of New Jersey will be donating a white ewe lamb for raffle this year (2018) that will benefit ARBA’s youth. All proceeds will be ear marked for two specific Junior shows, the All American Jr Show and NAILE’s JR Show. Raffle tickets will be sold starting immediately and will continue through until the North East Regional Romney Show in West Springfield, MA (BigE) on September 24th, 2018. Let’s rally together and show support for our ARBA youth.
The Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Anybody wishing to buy or help sell tickets can contact Charlene Carlisle (Little Hooves Romneys) at 856-866-1747 (home) or 609-760-0399 (cell) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Any help would be greatly appreciated. The financial cost of these youth shows are minimal compared to what our youth get in return, however the expense still has to be covered. In past years, donations and raffle sales have supported these shows for our kids and with the help from the Board of Directors, the membership and the public, I feel it can be done again. Please open your hearts and your wallet for this event but if unable to, then show your support by assisting with sales. I will be making up packets with pictures, info and raffle tickets that can be sent directly to your home, everyone has neighbors and friends that would want to buy tickets to help our youth and the future of ARBA.
Little Hooves 845 “Let’s Rally”. She is a twin, RR, white black factored. DOB: 2/2/2018. Sire is SOR 1258. Dam is Little Hooves 362 that goes back to our foundation ram, ToRRpedo, Julian & Moore 703. Grand Sire was Julian & Moore 350 who was Supreme Ram at NAILE in 2004. This is a great genetic package. She will be Futurity nominated. Pictures will be available on web site and Little Hooves FB page. Transportation will be available to BigE, Rhinebeck, and NAILE. Checks can be made out to ARBA but send to me. I will then do a mass mailing of checks/money to ARBA Secretary (JoAnn Mast). Please feel free to call or email with any questions or when you need more tickets.
Thanks in advance for your help… ”Let’s Rally” for Romneys, “Let’s Rally” for our Romney Youth, and “Let’s Rally” for ARBA’s Future.
The Valais Blacknose Sheep Association of North America announces the successful launch of a “breed up program” for introducing the breed to North America. The first generation of lambs are being born in 2018.
For centuries, the Valais Blacknose sheep were found only in Switzerland on the remote snow-covered peaks of Valais. Although the sheep are believed to have existed since the 15th century, it became a breed recognized by the Swiss Sheep Breeding Association in the mid 1960’s as the Walliser Schwarznasen or Valais Blacknose because of its unique markings. Several hundred were exported to the United Kingdom in 2014. The breed’s wool is considered ideal for carpets, bedding and felting.
The Blacknose Sheep Association of North America was formed in 2017 to support the introduction of the breed to the United States and record the offspring of the breed up programs already in progress.
For more information, on how to purchase the frozen semen of the Valais Blacknose Sheep, as well as general information on the breed, contact the Teton Blacknose Sheep Company at email@example.com, www.tetonvalais.com or 561-309-1402.
Since 2007, prominent Oxford Breeders have donated lambs to establish a Foundation Flock. The Foundation Flock is given annually to establish one new Oxford Flock. The flock consists of quality Registered Oxford ewes and one Registered Oxford ram.
To win the award flock, you must write an essay to the Oxford Foundation Flock Award Committee. Include information about yourself, illustrate your goals and intentions with the animals should you win the award. Please type your essay and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18. Kindly include your mailing address and phone number.
The only request we ask of the Winner is to donate one ewe lamb within the first three years to a Foundation Flock. The Winner will be invited to attend the National Oxford Sale at Springfield, Illinois to receive their award. If you cannot attend, other arrangements to receive the flock will be made. Good Luck!
The return of the geep: two years on. By Amy McShane on 29 January 2016
It’s been almost two years on from the birth of the sheep-goat hybrid.
A farm in Kildare is home to the geep, who was born in March 2014. Owner of the farm Paddy Murphy said at the time that “it had all the hallmarks of a goat. He looks like a goat trapped in a lamb’s body.”