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The UJSSA is very excited to announce that Circle T Farm of Bon Aqua, Tennessee has donated a hanging showbox – to be given to the UJSSA member who fundraises the most money for the 2018 National Junior Suffolk Show in Lebanon, Indiana!
All money must be submitted to the USSA Office by May 1st .
In addition to the funds collected, the junior is asked to provide names and addresses of each donor.
Contact the USSA Office, UJSSA Director or UJSSA Coordinator more any questions!
PLEASE SHARE AND TAG JUNIORS TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey about taking the National Jr. Suffolk Show Westward! Click Here For Survey
USSA Scholarship Winners There were two $1000 USSA Scholarships awarded:
Andrew Slack of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is currently attending University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Andrew is majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agri-Business. His future plans include entering into the reproduction and AI field, working with all species, especially cattle and sheep. Additionally, he notes that he would like to grow his own flock up to 100 Suffolk frame ewes and 50 Suffolk based wether ewes. Andrew has shown Suffolk sheep since he was young at the local and national level, including the NAILE and the National Junior Suffolk Show and fits many sheep around the US. He currently is serving a second year as the UJSSA President.
Cody Kinsman of Spring Creek, Nevada is currently attending Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada, majoring in secondary education with a special education endorsement. Outside of college, Cody keeps busy fitting sheep (across the US) and helping local 4-Hers with their sheep projects. Upon graduation, Cody envisions a Masters Degree in education administration in the future. He plans to continue helping local youth with sheep projects, hosting livestock judging teams, coaching public speaking teams and assisting with his high school Ag teacher and their chapter’s events.
Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship
There was one $1000 Let’s Grow Suffolk Scholarship awarded:
Nicole Dittbrenner of Cumberland, Wisconsin is currently attending University of Wisconsin – River Falls, majoring in Animal Science. Upon graduation she plans pursue a career in management or a technical field. Additionally, she plans to continue to grow and improve her own flock, using tools such as ultrasounding, NSIP production records and artificial insemination. She also plans to continue her involvement with helping youth – such as donating lambs through the “Pay it Forward” program, hosting a Disability Hunt on her family’s farm and reaching out to help special needs youth with agriculture-related projects. Nicole has shown Suffolk sheep since she was young at the local and national level, including several National Junior Suffolk Shows.
Ewe Lamb Giveaway Winners
District 1 - Danielle Berry, CA
District 2 - Taylor Ruckert, KS
District 3 - Cody Sievert, MN
District 4 - Katie Miller, PA
UJSSA Members are encouraged to apply for the USSA Scholarship and the Let's Grow Suffolk Scholarship.
Each of these scholarships award $1000.
To see the specific guidelines for each scholarship, please review the applications below. Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship PDF Version | Word Version
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, 2018
- 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, 2018
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, 2018.
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)