We ask for your feedback on the 2017 National Jr. Suffolk Show! Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts! Click here for Survey
The USSA Amnesty Program return August 1! Now’s the time to get caught up on registry work…
USSA and UJSSA members can register Suffolks that are one year of age or older for $8/head.
That’s $4 off a registration! The program runs August 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018.
The United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association (UJSSA) Ambassador is to be an outstanding junior Suffolk
member who will support the production of the Suffolk breed at a local, state and national level. During their
one-year term as Ambassador, he/she will have the chance to represent the UJSSA/USSA at sheep and lamb
related activities, and to interact with the people and institutions that impact all phases of the sheep industry.
The Ambassador will be the “Voice of the Suffolks” for the USSA/UJSSA alike.
The deadline to apply for the USSA Ambassador is June 1, 2017.
Upon completion mail this form to:
United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association PO Box 121
Holland, IA 50642
Breeders and juniors are encouraged to participate in the 2017 USSA Futurity Program!
Last year the program paid out more than $1600 in premiums to participants in the 2015 USSA Futurity!
Taking advantage of participating in this program can help you pay for your purchased futurity nominated ewe lamb! For example, if you placed 2nd in your district in last year’s futurity you won $100! The overall ewe lamb futurity winner in 2015 received $600 and the yearling ewe futurity winner received $100! I hope you’re interested…all you have to do is purchase a futurity nominated ewe lamb and turn in your futurity points forms to the office, that’s it!
Allow futurity nominated ewe lambs to show, for points, in any class (Suffolk, crossbred, market lamb, etc.).
Points are obtained, using the current point schedule, based on how the ewe places in the class, no matter the number of Suffolks in the class.
Eliminate double points for the National Junior Show and NAILE; both shows are still eligible for single points.
Futurity rules and one point form will be mailed with the registration paper to the junior buyer.
Futurity rules and points forms will be available at the clerks desk as well as with the online sales for all futurity nominated ewes.
Increase the number of shows from 5 to 7 as a maximum number of shows eligible for total points (more than 7 points forms can be submitted to the office, however, only the top 7 count)
Award: One pregnant recipient ewe carrying a confirmed pregnancy of 45 days or older by national champion genetics
Sponsor: Tad & Amanda Thompson, Silver Dollar Farm, Lebanon, IN
1. Stewardship definition: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care (Merriam/Webster Dictionary)
2. Motivation for sponsorship: As a youth showing Suffolk sheep we were not able to produce nationally competitive sheep. However, the one factor that I was always able to control was how well I cared for my animals, how well they were prepared for a show, how I conducted myself in public or around my peers, and how well I could present them in the show ring. My goal for this award is to give a Suffolk youth the opportunity to be rewarded for hard work, dedication to the project, and recognition of the example we all set to those around us.
3. The winner of the Silver Dollar Stewardship Award will receive one pregnant recipient ewe carrying a confirmed pregnancy of 45 days or older by national champion genetics. The winner is responsible for the care and management of this recipient ewe and returning her to Reproduction Specialty Group once the lamb is weaned. The pregnancy belongs to the winner.
4. Criteria for contest:
a. 40 Point to be awarded based on Showmanship
(including: presenting animal for exhibit, willingness to help others in and out of the ring & good sportsmanship in and out of the ring)
b. 30 points to be awarded for Pen Preparation
(aisle & pen presentation: cleanliness and welcoming others to learn about Suffolks)
c. 15 points to be awarded for Show Readiness
(cleanliness of the animals, not quality of the fit job but attempt to present the animal in the best way possible)
d. 10 points to be awarded for Animal Welfare
(water, bedding, general daily care of the animals)
e. 5 points to be awarded for proper show attire
5. Panel of 3 to select the youth.
a. Suffolk Junior Suffolk Show Judge
b. National Junior Coordinator
c. Executive Secretary of USSA
Expanded to One Ewe Lamb per District!
District 1 – Margarite Humphrey
District 2 – Cally Faulhaber
District 3 – Rylee Schultz
District 4 – Josiah Antram
Along with the program expanding into districts, recipients will also receive:
Ewe lamb will be futurity nominated!
Free registration(s) for first lamb crop
An adult and junior mentor for each recipient
Free one year UJSSA membership
More details of the program:
Submit a video that is 2 minutes or less that includes:
Who you are
Why you want to win a Suffolk ewe lamb
Your intentions for the ewe lamb
- Must be 18 years or younger as of January 1, 2016
- Only open to juniors who do not currently own a registered Suffolk
- Recipients will be given a list of breeders to choose who their ewe
lamb will come from
- Deadline is November 1, 2016
ATTENTION USSA MEMBERS We’re currently seeking ewe lamb donation commitments in each USSA District!
Please contact the USSA Office for more details! Breeders who have committed to donating a ewe lamb in 2016:
Alves Livestock, Ron Alves, Oakdale, CA
Double L Livestock, Larry & Linda Pauly, Delta, UT
Jarvis Sheep Co., Spanish Fork, UT
Mike Mann, New Cuyama, CA
Neumiller Suffolks, Jim Neumiller, Healdsburg, CA
Joe Olsen, Spanish Fork, UT
Matt Olsen, Genola, UT
Prairie Rose Suffolks, Gayle Lucas, Phillipsburg, MT
Pumphrey Suffolks, Walla Walla, WA
Edd Sabey, Heber City, UT
Stavros Bros. Fairview, UT
Summey Familiy Farm, Blair Summey, Lincoln, CA
Corey Withers, Delta, UT
Brent Shepherd, Spanish Fork, UT
Joel Shepherd, Moroni, UT
Shirl Shepherd, Spanish Fork, UT
Alan Kjeldgaard, Tekamah, NE
Baumann Suffolks, Savannah, MO
Bar-Zel Suffolks, Rob & Christy Zelinsky, Brookings, SD
Braasch Land & Livestock, Elwood, NE
Dry Sandy Sheep Co., Matt & Amy Beals, Alexandria, NE
Knutson Suffolks, Jason & Alicia Knutson & Family, Centerville, SD
Van Dyke Suffolks, Jim Van Dyke, Wessington Springs, SD
Wolff Suffolks, Ron & Beth Wolff, Oakes, ND
Mint Gold Ranch, Dale & Judy Dobberpuhl, De Pere, WI
Skartvedt Suffolks & Touchdown Acres, Wayne & Paul Skartvedt & Family, Radcliffe, IA
Henderson Suffolks, Dennis Henderson & Family, Atlanta, IN
MacCauley Suffolks, Bill & Betsy MacCauley, Atglen, PA
Russell Sheep Co., Eaton, IN
THANK YOU to MacCauley Suffolks, Alan Batt & Big Sky Suffolks (Chris Reno)
for your support and past ewe lamb donations!
All prices listed include shipping costs.
T-shirts ($20) and Sweatshirts ($30)
Available in Adult and Youth Sizes!
Print - $80
Sculpture - $195
***Please note that only the mailing address has changed***
United Suffolk Sheep Association
PO Box 121
Holland, IA 50642
Banner Sales Management
Casey Family Suffolks
DDJ Suffolks & Club Lambs
Circle B Farms/ Amanda Dobson
Larry & Linda Pauly/Double L Livestock
Dreher Family Suffolks
G & G Club Lambs
Ewe Wish Show Services/Rebecca Krinsky
& Amanda Dobson
Joe & Amy Faga
Five Star J Farms
John & Grace Standish/Freedom Farms
Robert Goold/Winfield Suffolks
Gerald & Terry Gourley
Hoskins Stock Farm
Ketchams Sheep Equipment
Kelly B Kunzler
Donna Mays/Lost River Livestock
William & Elizabeth MacCauley
Mead Livestock Services
Josh Miller/Mil-Sid Farm
Ryan & Carrie Mortvedt
Mount Salem Farm
MSB Show Lambs
Robert & Margie Paasch
Steve & Melinda Paasch
Pipestone Vet Clinic
Reproduction Specialty Group
Rollie & Ruth Rosenboom
Cynthia Huckins/Ruby Mountain Sheep Co.
Russell Sheep Co.
Schakel Suffolks & Great Pyrenees The Schambow Family/High Point Suffolks
Wayne Skartvedt Family
Tom & Val Slack
Jacinda, Raelynn & Rhett Thompson Rachel Thompson
Tad & Amanda Thompson
Mike Torrone/Swingin’ T Ranch
Touchdown Acres/Paul Skartvedt & Family Turtle Mead Polled Dorsets
Van Dyke Suffolks Vincent Farms
Phillip & Lisa Webster, North Star Sheep Farm Wiford Suffolks
Bill Zwyers/Hickory Lane Suffolks