The first ever, Eastern National Sheep Improvement Program Sale held in Wooster, Ohio is in the books. I am proud of the genetics that were offered by these progressive Michigan breeders: Pharo Polypays, Meeuwse Farms, Twin Maple Farm, Culham & Stevens, and Reau Suffolks. Thank you to those from Michigan that purchased at the sale and also those who came down for the educational sessions, or just to watch the sale and learn more about NSIP. We are on our way to improving the productivity and profitability of the sheep industry! Special thanks to Caroline Jansen Brewer for sharing these photos that she took at the sale.
Reported by Brenda Reau.
Click on “Wool and Related Products” on the home page of this site to see a recent News Release about wool from the American Sheep Industry Association.
Bristol Farm Tour after a Delicious Picnic
A huge “Thank You” to the Bristol family for hosting the summer picnic on Saturday. There was really good attendance, great food, an information packed tour and a good board meeting. We shared the day with the Veteran Farmer’s Coalition, which hopefully can be a continuing association, and most importantly, shared information with each other. Thank you to all those who were able to attend!
(Don’t know how you did it, Bristols, but having the rain wait until the tour was over was a stroke of genius!)
Check out the summer issue of the Greenston magazine. There is an excellent article about Jason Scramlin and his family. Jason is a member of the Michigan Sheep Producers Association.
Funds are available for wool related events.
Wool Outreach monies must be spent by August 31 of the
current year. Funds will not be provided for an event taking
place after August 31 in 2017. Those requests can be
requested from the following year’s Wool Outreach Funds.
Program must be completed by August 31 and a written report
submitted to MSPA Executive Director so documentation can be
sent to ASI by September 8, 2017. Documentation must be
received by Michigan Executive Director by September 1.
Click here for an application form wool outreach funds.