The American sheep industry let out a collective sigh of relief with the release this week of the H-2A Herder Final Rule from the U.S. Department of Labor. The rule followed much of the sheep industry’s proposed methodology concerning two critical issues that arose in the original DOL proposal earlier this year: wages and open range.
Recognize those who provide outstanding service to the sheep industry by nominating them for an industry award. Nov. 16 marks the deadline for the submission of nominations to the annual American Sheep Industry Association awards program.
Sheep producers all across the United States could benefit in the coming years from the work of Alisha Massa, DVM, which is why she was awarded the annual Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship.
USDA opens bid process for 640,000 pounds of lamb roast. Huge volumes of imported lamb, record levels of inventory in the coolers and a major swing in currency-exchange rates to the advantage of the importer have all pressured American lamb movement and price. only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the United States.
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) 2015 Photo Contest is underway and is open to all who wish to enter. The only rule is that the photographs entered in the contest must include sheep or lambs raised in the United States.
Livestock producers in the western United States were dealt a blow last week when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Federal Register notice proposing significant changes to regulations governing the employment of non-immigrant H-2A workers as sheepherders, goat herders and for the production of livestock on the open range.
The American Sheep Industry Association celebrated its 150th anniversary during the organization’s annual convention in Reno, Nev., Jan. 28-31. Registration numbers reached a 15-year high, as sheep producers from across the country came together to acknowledge the accomplishments of the oldest national livestock association in the United States.
The American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Board of Directors elected new officers Jan. 31 during the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, Nev. Elected to the office of president is Burton Pfliger, N.D.; Mike Corn, Roswell, N.M., was elected as vice president; and, Benny Cox, San Angelo, Texas, is ASI’s new secretary/treasurer.
Jeff Ebert, of St. George, Kansas, was elected to represent Region IV on the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Executive Board at the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, Nev., Jan. 28-31.
Bob Buchholz, of Eldorado, Texas, was elected to represent Region V (Texas) on the American Sheep Industry Association’s (ASI) Executive Board at the 2015 ASI Convention in Reno, Nev., Jan. 28-31.
Four long-time members of the agriculture community were honored for their contributions to the sheep industry during the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Convention, held Jan. 28-31 in Reno, Nevada. The honorees received the awards at a Jan. 30 luncheon.