2015 Southdown Louisville Preview

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mb genetics introduces...

PrairielandFarms Prairieland Farms 5-A ACE Grand Champion ram nebraska state Fair supreme ram Wi sheep & Wool Festival born: 1/4/2015 sire: bowman 1180 enCore dam: mb Genetics 13-972e

Prairieland Farms 4-M

reserve supreme Champion eWe nebraska state Fair born: 1/7/14 sire: bowman 1180 enCore dam: mb Genetics 8-ema

MB Genetics’ Summer Spotlight...

1st at WS & WF, NE State Fair Prairieland Farms, SD

MD State Fair Champion Troy Longenecker, PA

Res. Regional Show Hannah Schultz, WI

MO State Fair Champion Wyncrest Farms, MO

1st Fall WS & WF Paige Roach, WI

Congratulations to these exhibitors on their successes over the summer with progeny of MB Genetics seedstock. For the 2015 Stars of Louisville Sale, MB Genetics and Prairieland Farms are consigning ewe lambs by Encore, Vision and a Valedictorian son. Please check our blogspot and Facebook pages for photos and pedigrees of the Stars ewes and to view details on customer results.

Quality •Integrity •Commitment

Nick aNd MegaN NielsoN • 26069 422 nd ave. • alexandria, sd 57311 PH: 605.695.4697 • prairielandfarms.sd@gmail.com


Michael and BarBara Bishop • W4628 Hall Road • Rio, Wisconsin 53960 PH: 920-992-6183 • southdowns@mbgenetics.com


Table of Contents Advertising Index 24 Annual Meeting Notice 4 ASBA Directors Elections 22 NAILE Southdown Schedule 9 President’s Message 3 Southdown Social Inviation 10 “Stars of Louisville” Sale Catalog 15-18 The Southdown Louisville Preview is printed by: Sutherland Printing Montezuma, IA The Southdown Louisville Preview is published one time per year by: American Southdown Breeders’ Association Gary Jennings, Secretary/ Treasurer 100 Cornerstone Road Fredonia, TX 76842 Office: (325) 429-6226 Fax: (325) 429-6225 southdown@ctesc.net www.southdownsheep.org The Southdown Louisville Preview is sent to all current and active members of the American Southdown Breeders’ Association and Junior Southdown Association. ©2015 American Southdown Breeders’ Association

From the Editor Welcome to the sixth issue of the Louisville Preview, boy how the time flies!

It has been a pleasure creating the Preview and I look forward to future Southdown publications. As this magazine comes together I can’t help, but reflect over the past 6 years. There are a lot of new faces in these pages and, of course, many that have been around a lot longer than I have. It is exciting that we have a breed with an eye on the future and is investing in our youth, but is also rooted in tradition and honors our past. In these pages you will find some familiar Southdown activities at the North American Livestock Exposition and some new additions. Take some time to read about new youth activities and classic shows we have all come to enjoy. I hope you enjoy this publication as much I have enjoyed putting it together. Thank you to all our advertisers, Stars consigners and Southdown members. The support from these groups make this publication, along with the Southdown Directory, possible. See you at the show! Lisa

Lisa (Scramlin) Reiff, Editor Cell: (517) 214-7522 scramli3@hotmail.com


President’s Message Southdowns Help Raise Kids Parents desire for their children to grow into mature and competent adults. Many of you have chosen Southdowns to help develop the skills necessary to achieve that goal. You will have a chance to evaluate the growth your child has experienced this year showing Southdown sheep at the 2015 NAILE in Louisville, Kentucky, over the weekend of November 13, 2015. What will they show you? How have they changed? RESPONSIBILITY – Junior Southdown breeders understand that it is their personal responsibility to care for their sheep on an ongoing daily basis. Without proper care, feeding, and preparation, no animal will be presented well in Louisville. KNOWLEDGE – Juniors learn basic biology in caring for livestock. Observation and work insure the health and well-being of sheep. In a single year, a Southdown can teach the rhythm of nature through birth, growth, breeding, and health management. CONFIDENCE - Young sheep exhibitors gain confidence from their experiences. Successful results whether halter breaking a lamb, teaching it to walk or presenting a lamb properly to the judge build self-assurance. Realizing that similar efforts will produce similar results develops future confidence. SPORTSMANSHIP - The show ring has a friendly, but competitive, atmosphere. Because only one exhibitor can place first (a lot like life), livestock exhibitors learn the discipline of controlling their emotions and accepting the judge’s decision in a graceful manner. PRIDE – It is impossible to raise a Southdown for a year without becoming somewhat attached to it. This bonding allows for success in the show ring experience. Regardless of the placing, Junior Southdown breeders can take pride that their efforts have resulted in achievement. BONDING WITH OTHERS - While they hope to win themselves, Junior Southdown exhibitors help each other during the show and are happy when their friends are successful. They pal around with each other after the shows. It is heartwarming to watch a group of competitors go off to explore the fairgrounds. LEADERSHIP - A silent form of leadership is observed in the show ring. Older juniors are role models to the younger participants. They teach by example, while the younger watch, evaluate, and one day hope to emulate the older. Sure, oral instruction is necessary, but a picture is worth a thousand words. WINNING IS NOT THE POINT - Clearly, as a great deal of growth occurs without winning, it is important that the juniors desire to achieve; it is important that they not give up; and it is important that they always strive to improve. While winning is fine and feels good, it is secondary to all the other maturing and character developing that showing Southdowns teaches. So, when you are at the show, and Dad gets anxious, the junior exhibitor is nervous and Mom is trying to keep everyone calm, there really are positives happening. Mike McElvain President ASBA Board of Directors


AMERICAN SOUTHDOWN BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President Mike McElvain Heyworth, Illinois (309) 830-3340 Vice President Dr. Scott Flanagan San Angelo, TX (325) 234-8843 DIRECTORS: Patty Abell - Aurora, OR (503) 266-2229 Barbara Bishop Rio, WI (920) 992-6183 Paul Cassell - Wytheville, VA (202) 255-1764 Jim Davis - Odell, IL (815) 998-2359 Brian Forsee - Owenton, KY (502) 484-2801 Ed Keeney - Red Lion, PA (717) 244_5793 Heath Laber - Longmont, CO (970) 580-0172 J. J. Maddox - Thomas,OK (580) 593-2455 John Nixon - Hilmar, CA (209) 620-4184 Jeff Oldenburg - Mulhall, OK (405) 880-5857 Jeff Repasky - Prior Lake, MN (612) 282-7782 L. C. Scramlin - Holly, MI (248) 634-3043 Jessy Harris Shanks Lenoir City, TN (865) 363-9250 Kyle Thayer Cummington, MA (413) 634-5528

October 1 , 2015

Gary Jennings Secretary-Treasurer 100 Cornerstone Rd. Fredonia, Texas 76842 (325) 429-6226 FAX (325) 429-6225 Email southdown@ctesc.net

Dear American Southdown Breeders’ Association Member, In accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Southdown Breeders’ Association, this is your official written notice of the annual meeting of this Association. The 133rd annual meeting will be held Saturday, November 14, 201 5, in the south wing Of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky. The traditional banquet has been repiaced with a casual mixer which will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the annual meeting immediately followingThis promises to be a convenient opportunity to socialize with Southdown breeders and their families from across America, to review the year’s activities by the Southdown Ambassador team, and to recognize the achievements of Southdown members before sitting down to conduct the business of our association. It is our hope that you will be able to attend the annual meeting and many of the events of the North American International Livestock Exposition. With the schedule changes in the big “junior weekend,” it would be best to check our website or that of the North American for the schedule of all events. Our Association will sponsor on Saturday a skillathon for our youth members starts at 9:00 a.m., followed by the ‘Stars ot Louisville” ewe sale at 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s junior breeding show will begin at 8:00 a.m. with Southdowns to show at a time yet to be determined. The National Southdown Show will begin Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. If you attend the annual meeting and are a member who has paid dues in the past fiscal year, you are entitled to vote on election and business items. If you cannot attend and wish to vote. a proxy may represent you. A member must personally request the proxy in writing after receiving notice of the annual meeting, then file at least 1 5 days prior to the meeting, said proxy in the office of the Executive Secretary of the Association. Again, it is our sincere hope that you can attend the North American and all the events involving the Southdown breed. It has been another strong year for our breed, and Louisville will be a fitting close to the 133 rd year of the Association. Sincerely, Mike McElvain President American Southdown Breeders’ Association



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Spirit of the Breed Award Every year there are individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment of the Southdown breed. • Do they show exemplary service to the breed? • Candidates must be twenty-two years and older. • A candidate may only win the Southdown Spirit of the Breed Award once.

Southdown Spirit of the Breed winner will be announced at the annual ASBA Banquet in November. Winners will receive a plaque the following year at the announcement of the new winner, upon return of undamaged trophy. Nominate for the Spirit of the Breed Award by answering the application below on a separate page. 1. Name, phone number & address of person(s) submitting application. 2. Name, Phone Number & Address of Individual, Husband & Wife, Family, Farm/Ranch Nominated. 3. Besides the ASBA, what other organizations, groups, schools, etc. is the nominee involved in? 4. Has the applicant been involved with the ASBA a long time? 5. Does the nominee raise livestock other than Southdown sheep? 6. Is the applicant a good role model and one you think emulates the Southdown breed ideals? 7. Write a one-page essay on why this nominee is an exceptional candidate for this award. For further information see § 324.00 of Policy and Procedures on web under Association Information. Send this application (you may photocopy this form) and typed essay no later than November 1, to:

American Southdown Breeders’ Association Southdown Spirit of the Breed Award 100 Cornerstone Road Fredonia, TX 76842 Office: 325-429-6226 Fax: 325-429-6225 www.southdownsheep.org


2015 North American International Livestock Exposition Southdown Schedule Wednesday, November 11th 8:00 a.m. – Begin Receiving Sheep – South Wing

Thursday, November 12th 5:00 p.m. – Junior Breeding Sheep Showmanship 5:00 p.m. – Junior Market Lamb Showmanship

Friday, November 13th 8:00 a.m. – Junior Wether Show (purebred breeds) 4:00 p.m. – Informal Board of Directors’ Meeting 4:00 p.m. – Lead Line

Saturday, November 14th 8:00 a.m. – Junior Wether Show (crossbreds) 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Southdown Skillathon – Free for all Youth 12:30 p.m. – Stars of Louisville Southdown Sale – South Wing 6:00 p.m. – Southdown Social and 133rd Annual Meeting – South Wing Following the Southdown Social there will be a Junior Mixer for all youth to attend while adults are at the annual meeting. (See page 23 for more information) Sunday, November 15th 8:00 a.m. – Junior Southdown Breeding Sheep Show - Ring 3 & 4 Tuesday, November 17th 8:00 a.m. – National Southdown Show

Friday, November 20th 11:00 a.m. – Supreme Champion Selection

The Southdown Booth will be “front and center” over the big junior weekend. A full schedule along with any other major announcements for Southdown Exhibitors will be posted in the booth. Please stop by and say “Hello”. We will have promotional materials for you to take home and would love to visit with you!


Come join the fun at the 2nd Annual Southdown Social 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14th All Southdown families are invited to attend the free social event. Enjoy visiting with members as we review the year’s activities and recognize the accomplishments of our Southdown members. We will also take time to announce winners in the Southdown Skillathon, Southdown scholarship awards, and honor the Spirit of the Breed recipient. The annual meeting will immediately follow the recognition ceremony. Kids are encouraged to attend the Junior Mixer, also following the annual social, hosted by the Southdown Ambassador Team. Check out the Southdown Booth for social and meeting locations!

Junior Mixer November 14th During the mixer on Saturday night, after the ambassadors and skill-a-thon results get announced, juniors will head to a separate area for some fun. We will play games including corn hole and pin the tail on the sheep. The event will feature a s’more bar and a photo booth. Each Junior will receive a gift as a souvenir from the mixer.



5 e 1 l l i 0 v 2 Louis f o s r e a l t a S S

November 14th, 2015 12:30 P.M. At NAILE - Louisville, KY

General Information

AUCTIONEER: Curt Overcash; Dixion, IL ELIGIBILITY: Entries are accepted only on Yearling Ewes, Senior Ewe Lambs, and Junior Ewe Lambs. Yearling Ewes will be guaranteed bred. Lambs may or may not be exposed. Some entries may have declared show rights for the National Southdown Show and or the Junior Breeding Show. Show rights on animals will be announced from the auction block. TRANSPORTATION: Every effort will be made to arrange transportation for sheep purchased in the sale. However, the responsibility for the transportation of sale animals rests with the buyer. If you are unable to attend the sale, it is strongly advised to have transportation arrangements made prior to the day of the sale. SALE ORDER: Sale order is determined by the average of the past three year’s consignment.

Gopher Club Lambs Lakefield, MN Ph: 507-841-0325

Lot 1 - Yearling ewe Goper 2650 3/7/14 TW Sire: Gopher 2311 AA102 Dam: Gopher 1959 Z7644 This ewe was exposed to Robinson 4090 since August 12. Robinson 4090 is a “Solid Rock” son from C.J. that is super stout and heavy structured with outstanding breed character. Lot 2 - Spring ewe lamb Gopher 3090 3/08/15 TW

Sire: Gopher 2578 AA5110 Dam: Kirby 10-88 566 Y7321 Take a good look at this ewe’s stoutness & structure. Her sire combines the best of Harbour, Ballard & Kirby genetics. Lot 3 - Spring ewe lamb Gopher 3085 3/8/15 TW Sire: Gopher 2578 AA5110 Dam: Gopher 2323 AA104 This ewe combines structure, muscle and femenity to the hightest degree. Her lamb will have the look and shape to be competitive anywhere.



The University of Findlay Dr. F.D. McCarthy Findlay, OH PH: 419-310-0590

Lot 4 - Spring ewe lamb UF 5044 1/14/15 TW Sire: HP McCrumb 1320 “SCA” Dam: HP McCrumb 1146 A really cool ewe lamb straight out of our McCrumb breeding group. Her sire is a Stiffler son that we showed last year. 5044’s dam is sired by NSLS 10114, a B&B Howard 4103 son and out of an “Old School” daughter. Lot 5 - Spring ewe lamb UF 5017 1/06/15 S Sire: Rincker Southdowns 438 Dam: McCrumb 1217 This ewe lamb is sired by our Rincker ram who was Champion at the 2012 National Show and Sale. Rincker 438 is sired by B&B Howard 3059 a “99-TOO” son. 5017 is dammed by an “Old School” daughter. Lot 6 - Spring ewe lamb UF 5093 2/19/15 TW Sire: Valedictorian MB Genetics 12F-X680 Dam: Oldenburg 3106 This is a really nice February ewe lamb sired by “Valedictorian” who also sired our popular fall ram lamb at the 2015 National Show and Sale as well as our first place fall ram lamb and fall ewe lamb at the 2015 Midwest Stud Ram Show and Sale. The dam is Oldenburg 3106, a Willwerth 1127 daughter and is dammed by Oldenburg 0043, a “Goldfinger” daughter. Lot 7 - Spring ewe lamb UF 5104 2/27/15 S Sire: Rincker Southdowns 438 Dam: UF1109 This ewe lamb is sired by our Rincker ram who was Champion Ram at the 2012 National Show and Sale. Rincker 438 sired the Champion Ram at the 2015


Illinois State Fair for the Bowman Family, purchase at the 2014 Midwest Stud Ram Show and Sale. 5104 is dammed by UF1109 who is sired by “Willy” Willwerth L910.

Prairieland Farms Alexandria, SD PH: 605-695-4697

Lot 8 - Spring ewe lamb Prairieland Farms 5-11 2/25/15 TW Sire: MB Genetics 14-57V AA4069 Dam: Langer 13-748J AA1162 We are excited to offer this pretty 1st place spring lamb from the NE State Fair. She is sired by a son of Valedictorian (2013 NAILE Sr Ch) and comes from a strong line of champions including “The Edge” and “Ambush”. Her beautiful head is matched with stylish profile and she will surpise you with her rack shape and length of loin. Go to Prairieland Farms on Facebook for photos.

Larry Mrozinski San Pierre, IN PH: 219-477-9939

Lot 9 - Spring ewe lamb Mrozinski 1508 QRNNHLF 1/10/15 S Sire: “Man O’ War” Z9818 Dam: Mrozinski 934 AA5751 One of only a few “Man O’ War” daughters we will sell as they make great females. This is our first consignment to any sale in the last 10 years. Lot 10 - Spring ewe lamb Mrozinski 1513 RRNNHLF 1/10/15 S Sire: Mrozinski 876 Z8504 Dam: Mrozinski 547 X9769 This ewe lamb represents 35 years of our old genetics. This is an out-cross pedigree to about any flock in the U.S.

Erin Isreal Geneva, FL Ph: 407-267-4628

Lot 11 - Ewe lamb IZZY 005 4/11/15 TW Sire: Mapolyne 12-14s Z6745 Dam: McDonald 1207 Z5371 This ewe lamb will catch the judge’s eye. She is really clean fronted, long bodied, shaggy legged, big footed. This ewe lamb has beautiful breed character. She just gets better every day. She is one you won’t want to miss. She maybe small but she is mighty.

Nick Miller Ashley, OH PH: 859-322-1568

Lot 12 - Spring ewe lamb Miller E15-206 3/12/15 Sire: Stonehenge Z 1271 Dam: Forsee E13-134 Z 9795 This linebred Stonehenge has a great shape and design. She has the muscle and rack shape to raise a wether, yet the size and elegance to make a show yearling. Watch for pictures on www. forseesouthdowns.com prior to the sale Lot 13 - Spring ewe lamb Miller E15-214 3/13/15 Sire: Man O’ War Z9818 Dam: Forsee E09-216 Y 6623 Man O’ War has sired a tremendous set of sheep for us, but what makes this one a stud ewe deluxe is the fact she is dammed by Chiseled mother. She is barrel ribbed, stout and loaded with power. I hate to let a ewe of this caliber go and if she didn’t have a twin I wouldn’t even consider it, but we have brought some elite ewes to this sale in the past and want to continue that tradition. Watch for pictures on www. forseesouthdowns.com prior the sale.

Forsee Southdowns Brian, Margaret, Morgan & Preston Owenton, KY Ph: 502-682-0686

Lot 14 Information sale day Lot 15 Information sale day Watch for pictures of our consignment on www.forseesouthdowns.com.

Sink Southdowns Sheila Sink & Mackenzie Padgett

Kirklin, IN Ph: 765-960-5045

Lot 16 – Spring ewe lamb Sink 151-P 3/1/15 TW Sire: Oldenburg 13-3133 AA2130 Dam: Sink 239 X222 Most of this ewe’s dam’s sisters have been in our flush program and Oldenburg 13-3133 is a son of 2003 has produced some of our best keeper ewes. Lot 17 – Spring ewe lamb Sink 274-P 4/1/15 TW Sire: Oldenburg 12-3133 AA2130 Dam: Sink 62-P Y9667 This young ewe’s dam trip sister is in our flush program and has produced some winners for Mackenzie. She was a little young for our show string this year so we thought she would be a great one to put in the Stars sale.

Northern Starr Livestock Services Lonsdale, Minnesota Ph: 612-282-7782

Lot 18 - Yearling lamb Information sale day Lot 19 - Ewe lamb Information sale day


Darlington Downs Troy, Barb, Courtney, Casey & Carson Lobdell Darlington WI. Ph: 608-482-1502 www.darlingtondowns.com

Lot 20 - Yearling ewe Darling Downs 441 3/17/14 TW Sire: “Vintage” A&M 2-119 Dam: Darling Downs 198 Z3790 From the show ring to the lambing pen. She has been in our show string and sells bred to the Supreme Champion from 21013 WI State Fair Jr Show. We should not be selling this mating. Don’t miss this one! Lot 21 - Spring ewe lamb Darling Downs 527 2/17/15 TW Sire: “Vintage” A&M 2-119 Dam: SHF LB1122-1814 Z1937 A top ewe lamb sired by “Vintage” right out of our keeper pen. Dam is a Krom ewe sired by an “Old School” son. She is super correct with “Vintage” breed type. Visit our website or call for more information and pictures. See our ad in the Louisville Preview.

MB GENETICS Michael & Barb Bishop Rio, WI Ph: 920-992-6183 or 608-347-5580

Lot 22 - Spring ewe lamb MB Genetics15-XEM 1/13/15 TW Sire: ENCORE Bowman 1180 Dam: MB Genetics X8EMA Comments: The ENCORE x MB Genetics pedigreed sheep are living up to the name “Encore” through continued winning performances. Eye-appeal is enhanced in this ewe lamb from a dam by IMAGE and out of a PREDESTINED daughter from the “EM” ewe family. Go to mbgenetics.


blogspot.com for photos and complete pedigree. Futurity nominated. Lot 23- Spring ewe lamb MB Genetics15-1180 2/10/15 TW Sire: VISION MB Genetics 12F-1972 Dam: MB Genetics 11F-780 With this lamb you get it all in one package: Encore, Image, Jennings 900, Keystone The Edge, Ambush. Our goal was feminine females with powerful muscle and growth while maintaining exceptional breed character. Go to mbgenetics. blogspot.com for photos and complete pedigree. Futurity nominated.

Hired Hand Southdowns Aaron Jennings Lafayette, IN Ph: 979-204-7952

Lot 24 - Ewe lamb Hired Hand 5011 1/12/15 Sire: Hired Hand 1368 Dam: Robinson 0149 Lot 25 - Ewe lamb Flanagan 5022 2/09/15 Sire: Flanagan 3073 Dam: Flanagan 1066

Oldenburg Farms Mulhall, OK Ph: 405-880-5857 www.oldenburgfarms.com

Lot 26 Information sale day Lot 27 Information sale day Lot 28 Information sale day Lot 29 Information sale day Lot 30 Information sale day


ASBA Ambassadors

The ASBA ambassadors have been hard at work this summer at shows, events and even a working retreat. The ambassadors are creating a mentor program. Information will be available at the NAILE mixer and the display board. Keep up with all the ambassador activities by liking the ASBA Junior Facebook page.

2015 Election for National Southdown Board of Directors Each year 5 to 6 directors from different districts complete their term and may run for reelection or chose not to do so. This year those directors and districts are the following: Region 2, District 2 (Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa) Jeff Repasky Region 2, District 3 (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri) J.J. Maddox Region 2, At Large (All the about states, plus Texas) Barbara Bishop Region 2, At Large (All the about states, plus Texas) Jeff Oldenburg Region 3, District 1 (Illinois) Jim Davis Region 3, At Large (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida) Mike McElvain The elections will take place during the Annual Meeting at Louisville on November 14th. Members from any of the five regions/districts listed above who are interested in running for a seat on the board should contact Jim Davis at jbdavis@maxwire.net or Gary Jennings at southdown@ctesc.net.


Advertiser’s Index Bechman Southdowns.............................6 Circle J Southdowns.........................12-13 Crowder Sheep Farm............................14 Darlington ‘Downs....................................5 Forsee Southdowns..........................IBC Gopher Club Lambs................................19 Hoffman Southdowns............................22 Kuhn Family Southdowns........................24 Laber Livestock......................................21 Maddox Southdowns..............................21 MB Genetics........................................IFC Mike McElvain Sheep Farm...................22 Northern Starr Livestock Services.........BC Riverbend Southdowns..........................23 Rose Hill Southdowns...............................8 Scramlin Southdowns...........................2 Sink Southdowns......................................8 Willwerth Southdowns............................11

Don’t forget to check out www.southdownsheep.org or visit the ASBA Facebook page for more Southdown information.

See you in Louisville!