United Suffolk Sheep Association
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Membership Application
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Word Version

Make a Payment to the USSA
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You may also pay with credit card by
calling the USSA Office.


New Address
Effective 8/17/15
***Please note that only the mailing address has changed***
United Suffolk Sheep Association
PO Box 121
Holland, IA 50642
Fax: 734.335.7646
Phone: 641.684.5291
Email: info@u-s-s-a.org


District 4 Ballot
Posted 9/24/15

For the district 4 election there are 2 director positions to be filled; a three year term and a one year term. Both candidates will become board members. However, the initial ballot resulted in some confusion; with two candidates and a requirement for two votes – a tie vote was bound to be the outcome. To avoid all confusion and question, district 4 is receiving a new ballot, please re-vote using this ballot. Ballots from the first mailing will not be counted. Vote for one. The candidate receiving the most votes will fill the three year term. The other candidate will fill the one year vacancy.

We regret any confusion and want to give our members the opportunity to clearly express their wishes. Thank you for re-casting your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked October 10.


As of 9/28/15
Current District Placing District Participant State Ewe Information Total Points
1 2 Tayler Wolff ND Kjeldgaard 582 57
2 2 Tayler Wolff ND SDF 5042 54
1 3 Victoria Arnevik WI MacCauley 3236 40
2 3 Victoria Arnevik WI Double L 14316 11
1 4 Clayton Henderson IN Quam 11441 40
2 4 Madelynn Pimm NY MacCauley 3223 30
3 4 Madelynn Pimm NY Russell Sheep Co. 5058 27



Current District Placing District Participant State Ewe Information Total Points
1 4 Clayton Henderson IN QUAM 4-17 23
Anual Meeting
The 2015 United Suffolk Sheep Association Annual Meeting will be held at North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, November 15th at 6:30pm (social hour begins at 5:30pm). You’re invited to join fellow United Suffolk Sheep Association Members for an event filled evening of dining and reminiscing as the association recognizes the 2015 class of United Suffolk Sheep Association Hall of Fame inductees. The annual business meeting will follow. Please note that this year the annual meeting consists of a formal dinner and requires that tickets be purchased by October 31, 2015. Please contact the USSA Office if you would like to make a reservation for this event. Dinner tickets will be $20 per person. Check back to the USSA website later this fall for historical information and photos for these inductees.
Annual Meeting Invitation
Congratulations to the 2015 USSA Hall of Fame Inductees

B.B. Burroughs
Bob & Mark Chapman
John Eagle
Dr. Ben Huff
George Hunter
Sherwood Jackson
Donna Mays
Pierce McKinney
Meeting times and locations to be announced.
Stop by the USSA booth for information!
To visit the NAILE website: www.livestockexpo.org

Thursday, November 12th
Market Lamb & Junior Breeding Showmanship – 5pm

Friday, November 13th
Market Lamb Show – 8am (purebreds show)
Lead Line – 4pm
USSA Board Meeting – TBA

Saturday, November 14th
Junior Breeding Show – 3pm (Suffolks)
North American International Suffolk Sale – 3:30pm

Sunday, November 15th
USSA Annual Meeting & Hall of Fame Banquet – 6:30pm (social hour 5:30pm)

Monday, November 16th
Open Suffolk Show – 8am
Check back - bios will be posted soon!
District 1
Ron Alves, Oakdale, CA - Bio
Gayle Lucas, Phillipsburg, MT - Bio
District 2
Matt Beals, Alexandria, NE - Bio
Tom Burke, Platte City, MO - Bio
Thomas Greenlee, Rutledge, TN - Bio
District 3
Paul Skartvedt, Radcliffe, IA - Bio
District 4
District 4 has 2 director positions open
Joe Emenheiser, Saint Albans, VT - Bio
Randy Hodges, North Branch, MI - Bio




Scholarships Available
UJSSA Members are encouraged to apply for the USSA Scholarship and the Let's Grow Suffolk Scholarship.
Each of these scholarships award $1000.

The deadline to apply has been moved to October 1, 2015 - please note this change.

To see the specific guidelines for each scholarship, please review the applications below.

Let's Grow Suffolks Scholarship
PDF Version | Word Version

USSA Scholarship
PDF Version | Word Version

Win A Ewe Lamb
Click to view pdf flyer!
Entries Due November 1, 2015



Percentage Information

Updated 3/18/15
The USSA Board of Directors voted to not move forward with the proposal regarding the percentage program. 
There will be no changes to the percentage program at this time.

Congratulations to Alex Boomer of Hall, Montana
for winning this year's ewe lamb giveaway!
All non-family transfers are $10 per transfer. There will no longer be two different fees, dependent on sale date, for transfers. Within family transfers will remain $3 per transfer. Additional revenue from the increase in transfer fees will be used to support junior activities throughout the country and marketing and advertising of the Suffolk breed and the USSA.



Email Blasts
The USSA will now be offering services for members to purchase an email blast for $100 to be sent to our email database of over 800 individuals.This email database is a select audience of those who raise, exhibit, purchase or are interested in Suffolk sheep.
Contact the office for more details.
2014 Scholarship Recipients
USSA Scholarship
There were two $1000 USSA Scholarships awarded:

Jennifer Frost of Bloomingburg, Ohio is a sophomore at The Ohio State University. Jennifer has served as the Ohio Suffolk Queen, exhibited at the Ohio State Fair and worked at the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. She is majoring in Animal Science-Animal Industries and goal is to work for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or the Ohio Department of Agriculture after graduation – and continue to raise Suffolk sheep.
Christopher MacCauley of Atglen, Pennsylvania is a student at The Pennsylvania State University. Chris and his family have an active Suffolk flock of about 200 brood ewes. Chris is active in the UJSSA and the National Junior Suffolk Show and currently holds the office of UJSSA President. He is majoring in Agri-Business Management also plans to attend auctioneering school; his goal is to continue raising Suffolk sheep, using his degree to bring a fresh perspective on marketing and selling.
Let’s Grow Suffolks Scholarship

Katie Frost of Bloomingburg, Ohio was awarded the $1000 Let’s Grow Suffolks Scholarship. She is a currently attending The Ohio State University, majoring in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet and hopes to attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine after graduating, specializing in sheep. Katie has actively exhibited Suffolk sheep at the county and state level and worked for the Ohio State Fair and Midwest Stud Ram Sale.
Suffolk Items For Sale
Call or email the USSA Office to place your order.
All prices listed include shipping costs.
Print - $80
Sculpture - $195




USSA Ambassador Application
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, 2015.

Click here for Ambassador Application (PDF version)
Click here for Ambassador Application (Word version)



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