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

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


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


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

Groenewold Fur and Wool Co
Contact: 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.
Contact: Jon Becerril
29026 Voges Ave
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: 972-456-3686

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

Rabo AgriFinance
Contact: Ryan Land, Vice President
4045 St. Cloud Drive, Suite 200
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970-613-4872

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

Superior Farms
Contact: Rick Stott
2530 River Plaza Dr. Ste. 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Web site:


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

Burlington Industries/International Textile Group
Contact: Ashley Bullock
804 Green Valley Rd., Suite 300
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336-379-2131

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

Woolsacks, Incorporated
Contact: Timothy Koock, Owner
"The Koock family proudly serving Texas Hill Country wool & mohair ranchers since 1868"
107 East Live Oak
Fredricksburg, TX 78624

Yocom - McColl Testing Laboratories, Inc.

Contact: Angus McColl
540 West Elk Place
Denver, CO 80216-1823
Phone: 303-294-0582


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

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

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

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

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

Katahdin Hair Sheep International Inc.
Jim Morgan
P.O. Box 778
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Phone: 479-444-8441

Sonora Woolhouse LLC
Contact: Seco Mayfield
PO Box 588
Sonora, TX 76950
Phone: 325-387-2543

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

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

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

Contact: Jerrod Samber, Livestock Protection Specialist
9300 CR 35
Atwood, CO 80722
Phone: 970-580-7640

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 196 members and organizations that contributed to the Guard Dog Program during 2018, 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 2018/2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019)

Charter Members

Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Inc.

Supporting Members

Paul Rodgers, WV

FY 2017/2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018)

Charter Members

Jon and Linzie Amparan, Amparan Livestock, CA

Reed and Robyn Anderson, Anderson Sheep Co., OR

John and Nina Baucus, Sieben Ranch Co., MT

Brad and Laurie Boner, Cole Creek Ranch, WY

J. Paul & Debbie and Luke & Stacy Brown, Reata Ranch, CO

Jean Brown, Slash KJ, CO

Cedar Livestock Assn., UT

Dan and Steve Chournos, Chournos, Inc, UT

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

Jerry Dilts and Elizabeth Philp, Three Bar X, LLC, WY

Alicia Dredge, CD Ranches, ID

John and Mary Eagle, Eagle Suffolks, ID

Nancy East, Sheeprock Ranch, CA

Ben and Stella Elgorriaga, Elgorriaga Livestock, CA

Steve and Lisa Elgorriaga, CA

Emigh Livestock, CA

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

Henry and Kathy Etcheverry, Etcheverry Sheep Co., ID

Glen, Linda, Tammy & David Fisher, Askew-Fisher Ranch, TX

Paul and Marla Frischknecht, Frischknecht Livestock, UT

Garden State Sheep Breeders, NJ

Bob Gilbert and Susie Rebeck, Nickels, MT

Melchor and Karen Gragirena, El Tejon Sheep Co., CA

Will Griggs, Utah Wool Marketing Assn., UT

Michael and Vicki Guerry, Guerry Inc., ID

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

Gene Hardy, Hardy Ranch LLC, WY

John, Tom and Karen Helle, Helle Livestock, MT

Ryan and Beatriz Indart, Indart Ranch, CA

Bob and Lisa Innes, Innes Ranch, LLC, WY

IOU Sheep Co., CA

Lee and Joan Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co., UT

Mike and Mary Jo Jernigan, Jernigan Ranch Co., TX

Julian Land and Livestock Co., WY

David and Bonnie Little, NV

Krebs Livestock LLC, OR

Tom and Becky Kourlis, Kourlis Ranch, CO

Skye and Penny Krebs, Krebs Sheep Co., OR

Dean and Kathy Lamoreaux, Lamoreaux Sheep, UT

Louis and Bernice Lemmel, Lemmel Ranch, LLC, SD

Jim Magagna, Magagna Brothers, WY

Bob and Diane Malone, Lost Lake Ranch, TX

Carol Martinez Family, Firewater Ranch, WA

Jack and Kathryn McRae, McRae Brothers Targhees, MT

Don and Pete Meike, Meike Ranch, WY

Pierce and Betty Miller, VIP Ranch Co., TX

Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers, Inc.

Mark Moench, Thousand Peaks Ranches, Inc., UT

Montana Wool Growers Association, MT

Frank and Elaine Moore, Spearhead Ranch, WY

Preston and Sarah Neely, Neely Ranch, TX

Nevada Wool Growers

Elisabeth Noelke, Noelke Ranch, TX

Michael, Kelly and Katy Nottingham, Nottingham Land and Livestock, CO

Jack and Cindy Orwick, Hoover Ranch, SD

James and Joyce Orwick, SD

Steve and Vickie Osguthorpe, Red Pine Land & Livestock, UT

Tom, John, Diane, Cory and Christie Peavey, Flat Top Sheep Co., ID

Brian and Gayenell Phelan, CA

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

James and Nancy Powell, Powell Ranches, TX

Joe Pozzi, Pozzi Ranch, CA

Larry Prager, Center of the Nation Wool, Inc., SD

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

Spence and Connie Rule, Rule Feeders LLC, CO

Thomas and Carol, Schene Enterprises, CA

Frank Shirts, ID

Cindy and Jeff Siddoway, Siddoway Sheep Co. Inc., ID

Phil and Harry Soulen, Soulen Livestock Co., ID

Bill Strauss, TX

Angelo (Butch) & Karin and Anthony & Dani Theos, Theos Swallow Fork Ranch, CO

Tom and Deb Thompson, Thompson Farms and Feedlot Inc., CO

Mickey (Mary A.) Thomas, W & M Thoman Ranches, LLC, WY

Gary and Lori Visintainer, Visintainer Sheep Co., CO

Tom and Karin Watson, Silverdale Farms, OR

Tasha Wahl, Tasha Wahl Sheep, OR

Tom and Karin Watson, Silverdale Farms, OR

Clark and Ruth Webster, C & R Farms, NV

Western Range Association, ID

Brandon and Patty Willis, Willis Ranch, UT

Wright Ranch and Resources LLC, WY

Supporting Members

Leo, Eric and Darla Barthelmess, Barthelmess Ranch Corp., MT

Jack and Lori Blattner, Blattner Suffolks, ID

Bob and Sherry Benson, IN

Brian and Carolyn Bitner, BRB Livestock, UT

Robert and Becky Boylan, Boylan Ranch, SD

Vance Broadbent, JRB, LLC, WY

James Brown Law Office, PLLC, MT

Tom and Andrea Colyer, Greenwood Hill Farm, MA

Tom and Cynthia Crane, CA

David and Theresa Dalling, Dalling Sheep, ID

Saundra Davenport, Rocking R Ranch, TX

Douglas and Julia Davis, Homestead Ranch, SD

Rufus and Patty DeZeeuw, DeZeeuw Farms, SD

John and Bernie Dvorak, Dvorak Family Farm, MN

Ted and Renae Edwards, Edwards Ranch, WY

Tom and Leah Edwards, TLE Ranch, Inc., WY

John and Anna Erk, SD

Ernie and George Etchart, Etchart Livestock, CO

Vernon and Terri Fairchild, Fairchild Shearing, LLC, ID

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

Bobby and Valery Frank, Livestock Weekly/Frank & Ball Ranch, TX

Gerry and Gwen Geis, Geis Brothers, LLC, WY

Kevin and Bobbi Geis, Geis Brothers, WY

Don Gnos, Footrot Flats, OR

William and Sheri Goring, Goring Ranch, UT

David and Nancy Greene, MD

Clarence Halterman, Halterman Sheep Inc., UT

Keith and Linda Hamilton, Hamilton Ranch, Inc., WY

Hampton Sheep Co., WY

Tom and Joni Harlan, Harlan Livestock, WY

Marlin Helming, Helming Hampshires, CO

John Hotchkiss, Hotchkiss Ranches, Inc., CO

Fred Itcaina, MT

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

Kaye Ivie, Arrowwood Management Co., UT

Matt and Sandra Jarvis, Jarvis Sheep Co., UT

Burdell and Theo Johnson, Diamond J, ND

Claire Jones, Bar 7 Ranch, TX

John and Nancy Joyce, JA Corp., WY

Bill Karnes, Karnes Ranch, TX

Randy and Julie Larson, UT

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

Kristofor and Marianne Leinassar, FIM Corp., NV

Randy and Penny Leonard, Leonard Farms and Livestock, LLC, CO

Wes and Pat Limesand, ND

Randy and Vernita Marton, Marton Ranch, Inc., WY

Max and Joyce Matthews, SD

Michael and Janet Mawhinney, Mawhinney Mountain Dorsets, PA

Jeanne McCormack and Al Medvitz, McCormack Sheep and Grain, CA

Michael McCormick, McCormick Ranch, WY

Ken and Phyllis McKamey Ranch Co., MT

Brant Miller, ME

Ron and Elizabeth Moss, Moss Sheep, ID

Ann Nelson Houghtaling, Fred M. Nelson Farms, PTR, NM

David and Roxie Niemi, Niemi Ranch, SD

Joanne Nissen, CA

Jw and Thea Nuckolls, Nuckolls Ranch, LLC, WY

Dave and Holly Ollila, Flying O Sheep Co., SD

Bob and Jennifer Orwick, Orwick Ranch, SD

John and Linda Oswalt, Oswalt Farm, MI

Pete and Rama Paris, Paris Livestock, NV

Rob and Gloria Philp, Philp Sheep Co., WY

Larry and Madge Pilster, Pilster Ranch Corp., MT

Dan and Kay Persons, Rafter P Ranch, MN

Burton and Pattie Pfliger, Roselawn Legacy Hampshires, ND

Craig and Doelene Pitt, Pitt Family Columbias, UT

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

Jewell Reed, Reed Land and Livestock, WY

Warren and Carla Roberts, Open Heart Ranch, CO

Ward and Lynn Rouse, Rouse Farms, OR

Jim and Amy Schaefer, MO

Stephen and Diane Schreier, MN

Clay and Angela Shannon, Shannon Ranches, CA

Maurice and Karen Short, M & K Short Ranch, OR

Bill and Susan Shultz, Bunker Hill Farm, OH

JoAnne Snyder, Snyder Ranches, LLC, CO

Andree Soares, Star Creek Land Stewards, Inc., CA

Joe and Cheri Sperry, Sperry Livestock Corp., CO

Vernon and Marsha Spykerman, IA

Joel Stamatakis, Double Circle Ranches, UT

Art and Jill Swannack , Feustel Farms Inc., WA

Francis Sweet, Valley View Ranch, CA

Bill Taliaferro and Laura Pearson, Green River Livestock, WY

Randy and Amanda Tunby, MT

Lionel and Michelle Valdez, Rancho de Valdez, CO

Sandy and Brenda Webster, Bar Z Ranch, UT

Walter L. and Tommy Whitehead, TX

Ray and Jeri Willoughby, Willoughby Ltd., TX

David and Sara Winters, DW Winters Livestock, TX

Ken and Pauline Wixom, Wixom Livestock, ID

Bobby and Sherri Zesch, Bar Z Zesch Ranch, TX

Contributing Members

Madelon Bradshaw, Mad Canyons Ranch, TX

Michael and Cody Gruenwald, Dolan Creek Cattle, LLC, TX

Sharon and Ron Harston, CA

Lynda German and Polly Hinds, WY

Ronald and Connie Mulcahy, Mulcahy Farms, UT

Ray Okelberry, Okelberry Ranch, UT

Ramon Perez, Perez Ranch Inc., NM

Leonard and Elizabeth Riccio, L Bar E Farm, ID

Lauren Sizemore, CA

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

10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018 Donations

American Sheep Industry Association
Memory of Jw Nuckolls

Florence Cubiburu
Memory of Bud Gutzman

Clint and Maureen Krebs
Memory of Wayne D. Mosher

Pierce and Betty Miller
Memory of Fred Campbell
Memory of Leroy Keese
Memory of Stanley Mayfield
Memory of Mackey McEntire
Memory of Charles Stegall

Bill and Susan Shultz
Memory of Susan Morrical

Siddoway Sheep Co.
Memory of Jw Nuckolls

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