Industry Partner

Thanks to the generosity of our Industry Partners, ASI is able to support a number of progressive programs, as well as assure the success of the annual U.S. sheep industry convention.

Contributions to the convention are critical to the success of this single-largest sheep industry gathering in the nation. Just as importantly, however, Industry Partner contributions fund ASI’s trade association work. We have devoted months of labor and made tens of thousands of contacts in our effort to save the H-2A sheepherder program. This program is key to nearly 40 percent of all sheep production in the United States. ASI has legislation in front of Congress to resolve the bighorn sheep controversy, which threatens many of the western sheep operations. Furthermore, in September, ASI capped a three-year effort to update the Mandatory Price Reporting system for livestock that, I am pleased to say, was signed into law in time to avoid a lapse in reporting coverage.

Perhaps your business is directly involved with ASI’s programs for international trade, military product development or with the wool super-wash process. Similarly, I hope you agree that the effort of our Let’s Grow program to increase sheep production for wool, lamb and pelts is positive to your business.

Please contact Peter Orwick at 303-771-3500, ext. 103 with any questions or requests.


Anodyne, Inc.
Terry Martin
P.O. Box 2237
San Angelo, TX 76902-2237
Phone: 325-653-3061


Lempriere (USA), Inc.
Rick Powers
3015 Dunes W. Blvd, #503-A
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Phone: 843-881-1553

Superior Farms Corporate Manufacturing
Rick Stott
2530 River Plaza Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 800-228-5262


Nugget International
Mike Wheeler
139 Kemper
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: 970-686-7494


Chargeurs Wool (USA) Inc.
Diego Paullier
P.O. Box 399
Jamestown, SC 29453
Phone: 843-257-4569

Groenewold Fur and Wool Co
Greg Groenewold
P.O. Box 663
Forreston, IL 61030
Phone: 815-938-2381

Keese International, LLC
Darrell D. Keese
P.O. Box 574
Brady, TX 76825
Phone: 325-456-8662


Allflex USA,Inc.
Jon Becerril
6010 Broadmeadow
San Antonio, TX 78240
Phone: 210-523-2697

Mountain States Rosen, LLC
Dr. Dennis Stiffler
335 Food Center Dr. C-16
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: 800-872-5262

Roswell Wool, LLC
Mike Corn
212 E Fourth St
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: 575-622-3360
Web site:


American Dorper Sheep Breeders Society
Contact: Doug Gillespie
PO Box 259
Hallsville, MO 65255-0259
Phone: 573-696-2550

Bollman Industries
Contact: Ladd Hughes
P.O. Box 1351
San Angelo, TX 76902
Phone: 325-655-0112

Catelli Brothers Lamb & Veal Inc.
Tony Catelli
50 Ferry Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08103
Phone: 856-869-9293

Center of the Nation Wool, Inc.
Larry Prager
PO Box 130
Belle Fourche, SD 57717-2127
Phone: 605-892-6311

Crescent Sock Co.
Jack Ewing
P.O. Box 669
Niota, TN 37826
Phone: 423-568-2101
Web site:

Entrenos, Inc.
Rick Honaker
5433 Ben Ficklin Rd
San Angelo, TX 76904-9523
Phone: 325-651-2665

International Textile Group - Burlington
Tim Almond
804 Green Valley Road, Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336-379-2096
Web site:

Wigwam Mill Inc.
Margaret Newhard
P.O. Box 0818
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Phone: 920-457-5551
Web site:

Wolverine Packing Co.
Jim Bonahoom
2435 Rivard
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-4582
Web site:


American Hampshire Sheep Association
Contact: Jeff Ebert
PO Box 231
Warmego, KS 66547
Phone: 785-456-8500

American Polypay Sheep Association
Contact: Jeff Ebert
PO Box 231
Wamego, KS 66547
Phone: 785-456-8500

Colorado Serum Company
Contact: Joe Huff
4950 York St
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 303-295-7527

Crescent Woolen Mills
Contact: Guy Webster
PO Box 197
Two Rivers, WI 54241-3533
Phone: 920-793-3331

Great Plains Wool Co.
Contact: Bruce Barker
PO Box 672
Big Horn, WY 82833
Phone: 307-674-4504

Jack Donovan & Co.
Contact: Jack Donovan
PO Box 487
Rushland, PA 18956

Jagger Brothers, Inc.
Contact: Scott Grey
P.O. Box 188
Springvale, ME 04083
Phone: 207-324-5622

Katahdin Hair Sheep International
Contact: Dr. James Morgan
Operations Office
P.O. Box 778
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Phone: 479-444-8441

Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Assn.
Contact: David Rowe
9449 Basil Western Rd NW
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Phone: 614-837-9665

North American Romanov Sheep Association
Contact: Don Kirts
P.O. Box 1126
Pataskaia, OH 43062-1126
Phone: 740-927-3098

North American Shetland Sheepbreeders Association
Contact: Jocelyn Linnekin
74 Tannery Road
Southwick, MA 01077-9770
Phone: 413-628-3279

Pipestone Veterinary Clinic
Contact: Dr. Gerald Kennedy
966 61st Street
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-4211

St. Peter Woolen Mill, Inc.
Contact: Pat Johnson
101 W Broadway
St Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-931-3734

Sydell, Inc.
Contact: John Lynch
46935 State Hwy 50
Burbank, SD 57010
Phone: 605-624-4538

United Suffolk Sheep Association
Contact: Amanda Everts
P.O. Box 121
Holland, IA 50642
Phone: 641-684-5291

U.S. Targhee Sheep Association
Contact: Mary Rutledge
8912 Saddle Red Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89143
Phone: 702-292-5715

Utah Wool Marketing Association
Contact: Will Griggs
55 S Iron Street, Suite 2, Building 657
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-843-4284

Yocom-McColl Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Contact: Angus McColl
540 W Elk Place
Denver, CO 80216-1823
Phone: 303-294-0582
Guard Dog Members

CLICK HERE for the Guard Dog Application Form

The Guard Dog Program has spent nearly $200,000 to date to defend the sheep industry in the ongoing bighorn/domestic sheep controversy!

Due to the generosity of the record-setting 190 members and organizations that contributed to the Guard Dog Program during 2016 , ASI could legally intervene on behalf of the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station.

Please consider a contribution this year to lend the extra hand to protect the sheep industry on all fronts. This is the only way that the organization can assist with or lead litigation. Annual dues from state associations are spent 100% on lobbying in Washington, D.C., so there is no balance left for litigation or legal analysis of federal decisions.

The program grows each year with additional sheep families deciding to help fund the legal arm of the sheep industry. We know activist groups that are targeting the sheep industry, such as Western Watershed Project and WildEarth Guardians in Montana and they raise money in the process to file more suits or appeals.

You are recognized nationally as the individuals and businesses that go the extra mile for the sheep industry. We receive positive feedback from the Guard Dog Member recognition in the monthly Sheep Industry News, as well as throughout the Annual Sheep Industry Convention.

If you are a returning member, I hope you will consider another contribution to the Guard Dog Program and continue to be part of the group of leaders that support the industry at a higher level. If you are a first time supporter, welcome to the program. A list of members is below.


Peter Orwick, Executive Director

FY 2016/2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017)

Charter Members

Martin and Shirley Auza, Martin Auza Sheep Co, AZ

John and Nina Baucus, Sieben Ranch Co, MT

Brad and Laurie Boner, Cole Creek Ranch, WY

Robert and Becky Boylan, Boylan Ranch, SD

Jean Brown, Slash KJ, CO

J. Paul and Debbie Brown, Reata, CO

Kevin and Mary Buchholz, Buchholz Ranch, LLC, SD

Center of the Nation Wool, Inc, SD

Dan Chournos, Chournos, Inc, UT

Gordon Clark, Hay Creek Ranch, OR

Colorado Wool Growers Assn

Mike and Jennifer Corn, Roswell Wool, NM

Florence, John and Quinci Cubiburu, Cubiburu Livestock, CA

Tom and Renee Davis, Davis Land and Livestock Co, WY

A.H. (Chico) and Ginnie Denis, Denis Ranch, TX

Jerry Dilts and Elizabeth Philp, WY

Alicia Dredge, CD Ranches, ID

John and Mary Eagle, ID

Nancy East, Sheeprock Ranch, CA

Ben and Stella Elgorriaga, Elgorriage Livestock, CA

Steve and Lisa Elgorriaga, CA

John and Carolyn Espil, John Espil Sheep Co, Inc, NV

Henry and Kathy Etcheverry, Etcheverry Sheep Co, ID

John and Jody Faulkner, Faulkner Land and Livestock Co, ID

Firewater Ranch, WA

Glen and Linda Fisher, Askew-Fisher Ranch, TX

Paul and Marla Frischknecht, Frischknecht Livestock, UT

Don and Helen Godby, Godby Sheep Co, CO

Melchor and Karen Gragirena, El Tejon Sheep Co, CA

Michael and Vicki Guerry, Guerry Inc, ID

Bill Hall, Ellison Ranching Co, NV

Richard and Stacy Hamilton, Hamilton Brothers, CA

Julie Hansmire and Lynn Campbell, Campbell Hansmire Sheep, LLC, CO

Gene Hardy, Hardy Ranch LLC, WY

Harold and Judy Harper, Harper Livestock Co, CO

Mike and Mary Ann Harper, Mike Harper Livestock, LLC, CO

Casey and Jenna Humble, SD

Ryan and Beatriz Indart, Indart Group, CA

IOU Sheep Co, CA

Lee and Joan Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co, UT

Mike and Mary Jo Jernigan, Jernigan Ranch Co, TX


Truman and Marie Julian, Julian Land and Livestock Co, WY

Thomas and Becky Kourlis, Harry Kourlis Ranch, CO

Clint and Maureen Krebs, Krebs Livestock LLC, OR

Skye and Penny Krebs, Krebs Sheep Co, OR

Dean and Kathy Lamoreaux, Lamoreaux Sheep, UT

Jim Magagna, Magagna Brothers, WY

Bob and Diane Malone, TX

Jack and Kathryn McRae, Big Dry Angus Co, MT

Don and Pete Meike, Meike Ranch, Inc, WY

Wiley Micks, Quad Five, MT

Pierce and Betty Miller, VIP Ranch Co, TX

Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Inc

Montana Wool Growers Assn

Frank and Elaine Moore, Spearhead Ranch, WY

William Moore, Jr and Franke Addington, W.I. Moore Ranch Co Inc, WY

New Mexico Wool Growers Auxiliary

Elisabeth Noelke, 7h Ranch, TX

Mike and Kelly Nottingham, Nottingham Land and Livestock, CO

Allen and Brenda Olsen, Olsen Agri-Livestock, UT

Jack and Cindy Orwick, Orwick Ranch, SD

James and Joyce Orwick, SD

Brian and Gayenell Phelan, CA

John and Anita Phillips, J & A Phillips Ranch, ID

James and Nancy Powell, Powell Ranches, TX

Steve and Toni Raftopoulos, Two Bar Sheep Co, LLC, CO

R. Emigh Livestock, CA

Fred Roberts, Roberts Ranch, WY

Spence and Connie Rule, Rule Feeders LLC, CO

Schene Enterprises, CA

Jeff and Cindy Siddoway, Siddoway Sheep Co Inc, ID

Jack Smith, Cedar Livestock Assn, UT

Phil Soulen, Soulen Livestock Co, ID

Theos Swallow Fork Ranch, CO

Tom and Deb Thompson III, Thompson Feedlot, CO

Utah Wool Marketing Assn, UT

Gary and Lori Visintainer, Visintainer Sheep Co, CO

Tom and Karin Watson, Silverdale Farms, OR

Western Range Assn, ID

Clark and Patty Willis, Willis Ranch, UT

David and Sara Winters, TX

Supporting Members

Joe and Carmen Auza, Joe Auza Sheep, AZ

Leo and Darla Barthelmess, Barthelmess Ranch Corp, MT

Bob and Sherry Benson, IN

Stanley and Sharon Bingham, Desert Sky Ranch, Inc, ID

Brian and Carolyn Bitner, BRB Livestock, UT

Jack and Lori Blattner, Blattner Suffolks, ID

Bull Creek Ranch, TX

Patrick and Ronna Burke, Burke Ranch, SD

Peter, John and Tiddle Camino, Camino and Sons, LLC, WY

Curry and Bonnie Lou Campbell, Campbell-Mayer Live Oak Ranch, TX

Tom and Andrea Colyer, Greenwood Hill Farm, MA

Tom and Cynthia Crane, CA

G. David and Theressa Dalling, ID

Dave and Julie Dashiell, Redbull Ranch, WA

Douglas and Julia Davis, Homestead Ranch, SD

Rufus and Patty DeZeeuw, DeZeeuw Farm, SD

Tom and Maria Dosch, Dosch's TMD Katahdins, SD

Ellie Dumdi, OR

John and Bernie Dvorak, Dvorak Family Farm, MN

David Earl, Upper Creek Ranch, UT

Ted and Renae Edwards, WY

Tom and Leah Edwards, TLE Ranch, Inc, WY

Ruth Edwards, WY

Martin and M. Teresa Etchamendy, Etchamendy Sheep Co, CA

Lorin and Waneta Fawcett, Joseph O Fawcett and Sons, Inc , UT

Fred Fulston and Marianne and Kristofer Leinassar Smith, F.I.M. Corp, NV

Jeremy Geske, JMG Suffolks, MN

Bob and Susan Gilbert, MT

William and Sherie Goring, Goring Ranch, UT

David and Nancy Greene, MD

Clarence Halterman, Halterman Sheep Inc, UT

Keith and Linda Hamilton, Hamilton Ranch, Inc, WY

Marlin Hampshires, Helming Hampshires, CO

Tom and Joni Harlan, Harlan Livestock, WY

Joe and Carolyn Harper, Allegheny Farms, WV

Coleen Hawker, UT

Dwight Heser, MT

Hollenbecks, Blue Bell Sheep, MT

John Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss Ranch Inc , CO

Fred Itcaina, MT

Francisco and Miguel Iturriria, I & M Sheep Co, CA

Matt and Sandra Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co, UT

Burdell and Theo Johnson, Diamond J Livestock, ND

Wendy Johnston and Art Stackhouse, Stackhouse Ranch, CA

Claire Jones, Bar 7 Ranch, TX

Klecker Ranch Inc , CO

Henry and Robin Krebs, OR

Bob, Marie, Ben and Jamie Lehfeldt, Lehfeldt Rambouillets, MT

Joe and Sylvia Manterola, Manterola Sheep Co, Inc, AZ

Randy and Vernita Marton, Marton Ranch, Inc, WY

Max and Joyce Matthews, SD

Michael and Janet Mawhinney, Mawhinney Mountain Dorsets, PA

Angus and Margaret McColl, Yocom-McColl Testing Labs, Inc, CO

McKamey Ranch Co , MT

Dan and Shannon Mickel, Mickel Brothers Sheep Co, UT

Matt and Brenda Mickel, Mickel Brothers Sheep Co, UT

Brant Miller, ME

DJ Miller Ranches, Inc, OR

Jim and Georgia Moore, Moore Ranch Co , WY

Ron and Elizabeth Moss, ID

Larry and Sandra Nelson, SD

David and Roxie Niemi, Niemi Ranch, SD

Joanne Nissen, CA

Jw and Thea Nuckolls, Nuckolls Ranch, Inc, WY

Nugget International , TX

Ohio Sheep Improvement Assn

Ida Mae and Bob Orwick, Orwick Ranch, LLC, SD

Pete and Rama Paris, Paris Livestock, NV

Burton and Pattie Pfliger , ND

Philp Sheep Co, WY

Don Pickett, Pickett Ranch and Sheep Co, ID

Larry and Madge Pilster, Pilster Ranch Co, MT

Craig and Doelene Pitt, Pitt Family Columbias, UT

Johnny and Claire Powell and Margo Smith, Wineglass Ranch, TX

Joe Pozzi, Joe Pozzi Livestock, CA

Jewell Reed, R and Land, WY

Warren and Carla Roberts, Open Heart Ranch, CO

Ward and Lynn Rouse, Rouse Farm, OR

Louis and Jerry Schmidt, Schmidt Ranch/Colorado Woolens, CO

Steve and Diane Schreierm, Schreier Farms, MN

Maurice and Karen Short, Bullseye Ranch, OR

William and Susan Shultz, Bunker Hill Farm, OH

Andree Soares, Star Creek Land Stewards, Inc, CA

William and Margie Sparrow, NC

Vernon and Marsha Spykerman, IA

Joel Stamatakis, UT

Keith and Kathy Stumbo, Down Valley Farm, NY

Art and Jill Swannack , Feustel Farms Inc, WA

Francis Sweet, Valley View Ranch, CA

Oliver and Sharon Tafelmeyer, ND

Larry and Lora Tauck, L & L Ranch, Inc, MT

Randy and Amanda Tunby, Tunby Ranch, MT

Lionel and Michelle Valdez, Rancho de Valdez, CO

Marilyn Volpe and George Borkow, ID

Mike and Luanne Wallewein, Timber Coulee Columbias, MT

Sandy and Brenda Webster, UT

Ray and Jeri Willoughby, Willoughby Ltd, TX

Ken and Pauline Wixom, Wixom Livestock, ID

Bobby and Sherri Zesch, Bar Z Zesch Ranch, TX

Contributing Members

Derek Carlson, KS

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fletcher, Cabin Run Farm, WV

Lynda German and Polly Hinds, WY

Hilary and Sara Gietzen Sheep Shearing, Gietzen, ND

Pete and Sarah Gnatkowski, Hall-Gnatkowski, NM

Tom and Jason Goble, UT

Steve, Dan and Sam Hampton, Hampton Sheep Co, WY

Ron and Sharon Harston, CA

Bob and Jane Leer, Knott Ewe Farm, KY

John Lemondes, Elly's Acres Farm LLC, NY

Luxford Ranch, MT

Ray Okelberry, Okelberry Ranch, UT

A Richard and Helen Osmond, Osmond Rambouillet, UT

Robert Padula, MN

Raymond Perez, NM

David and Barbara Powers, KS

Randy and Julie Rife, Rife Shropshires, OH

Charles and Nancy Stegall, TX

Rex and Birdie Streets, MT

Raymond and Teresa Talbott, Talbott Sheep Co, CA

Sheep Heritage Foundation

~ A charitable institution protecting the traditions of the U.S. sheep industry. ~

To view the Sheep Heritage Foundation Brochure, Click Here.

MISSION: Focusing solely on the U.S. sheep industry, the Sheep Heritage Foundation - a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation - is dedicated to enhancing the value of the sheep industry in the United States. It was established to create programs and projects that will assure solid opportunities for the future of the U.S. sheep industry.

MOTIVATION: You are proud to be associated with the U.S. sheep industry. Whether your family involvement is purebred, milk, sheepskin, wool for hand knitting, show lambs for youth programs or commercial wool and lamb production, a donation to the Sheep Heritage Foundation will help protect the livelihood of an industry that is near and dear to your heart.

To honor the memory of industry leaders and sheep producers. A donation to the Foundation is one of the many ways a family member or friend of the sheep industry can be remembered.
To protect the future of the U.S. sheep industry. A donation is an indication that you care about the industry's potential in the years to come and for future generations.
To commemorate your family's heritage and proud tradition in the industry. You and/or your family have contributed timeless hours to more than just a business, it's your true love for the animals and the way of life that drives you. You are proud of your family's role in producing lamb for America's table, wool to clothe our families, as well as those serving the nation's military. A donation will help assure that your hard work over the years is not forgotten; instead it will help perpetuate the industry.

SIGNIFICANCE: Your gift will help strengthen the industry, build programs that will ensure the industry's success and enhance and defend the opportunities for U.S. sheep producers. The Foundation's board of directors are committed to utilizing funds for the best scientific and educational projects of the industry. Additionally, the board is seeking matching funds from corporate, private and public entities to further stretch industry contributions.

DONATE: Consider a donation to uphold your family's important heritage and preserve opportunities for today's producers and for the generations that will raise sheep tomorrow.

Send donations or requests for more information to:
American Sheep Industry Association
9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360
Englewood, CO 80112

10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017 Donations

Colorado Wool Growers Association
Memory of LeGrande Bair
Memory of A. Perry Christensen

Florence Cubiburu
Memory of Robert Schene

Glen and Linda Fisher
Memory of Bill Sims
Memory of Glen Richardson

Guy Flora
Memory of Bill Sims

Dennis and Stacie Fry
Memory of Brian Hoffman

Mike Harper Livestock, LLC

Pierce and Betty Miller

Memory of Glen Richardson
Memory of Clinton Hodges

Paul Rodgers
Rodgers Family Memorial

Siddoway Sheep Co, Inc.
Rodgers Family Memorial

Theos Swallow Fork Ranch Inc.
Memory of Martin Etchart

Dr. Cynthia Wolf
Rodgers Family Memorial