Once again, it’s time for the sheep industry to recognize the contributions of those working to guide the flock in a positive manner. Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime?
Once again, it’s time to start sorting through your photos. Remember that great shot you took during lambing? Or the one you snapped while pushing the sheep to summer range? Or how about the one you’ve been planning to take of the flock out on pasture? They could pay off in the form of a cash award in the 2016 ASI Photo Contest.
As American consumers embrace the natural magic of homegrown wool, the American Wool Council has adopted a new look that brings the industry’s image up to par with the products being created everyday with this innovative, sustainable fiber.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that access to Taiwan for American lamb was approved. American Sheep Industry Association President Burton Pfliger (N.D.) applauds the announcement as this is the first new export-market access for American lamb in years.
Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb and wool, through financial support of a graduate-level (MS or PhD) student who is attending a school in the U.S.
The Arizona sun spotlighted the issues brought by the large gathering of sheep producers from across the country that met for the 2016 American Sheep Industry Association Convention in Scottsdale Ariz., Jan. 28-30. Under the motto The Strength of a United Voice, it was fitting that announcements such as another year of increased sheep inventory, the launch of Working Dog Liability Insurance and mandatory country of origin labeling for lamb were revealed.
The American Sheep Industry Association recognized the efforts of three individuals during the association’s annual convention the last week of January in sunny Scottsdale, Ariz. Two longtime sheep producers and a relative newcomer to the industry walked away with the hardware at the industry awards luncheon on Jan. 29.
After buying Groenewold Fur and Wool from his father in 1958, Grant Groenewold grew the company into a major player in both the wool and fur industries. For his efforts, he will be honored at the ASI Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., as one of two recipients of the Wool Excellence Award.
Longtime Burlington Industries Wool Company executive Charlie Chase will be honored for his contributions to the wool industry at the ASI Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., as one of two recipients of the Wool Excellence Award.