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Breeding QUALITY SOUTHDOWNS. Backed by INtegrity Highlighted by A Commitment to our Customers. Jenna 11-J3 Sire: Keystone • Dam: MB Genetics 9-6-3 ( MB Genetics 4F-C X Ambush) 2012 Wisconsin State Fair-Grand Champion Bred & Owned Ewe and Reserve Supreme Champion Ewe. Class winner 2012 All-American Jr. Show. Dam was purchased as a Futurity ewe lamb in 2009. Congratulations Jenna Langer!

RVF 1101 Sweet Tea Sire: Keystone • Dam: MB Genetics 9-63A1 ( Image X MB Klondike) 2012 Grand Champion All-American/ National Jr. Southdown Show 2012 Grand Champion Indiana State Fair and Indiana Jr. Preview Show Dam was purchased as a lamb in the 2009 Stars of Louisville Sale. Congratulations Ann Bechman!

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Table of Contents Advertising Index 24 Annual Meeting Notice 2 ASBA Directors Elections 20 ASBA Summer Meeting Notes 9-11 Cover Article NAILE: Past, Present, Future 5-7 NAILE Southdown Schedule 8 President’s Message 3 “Stars of Louisville” Sale Catalog 14-19

The Southdown Loisville 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. ©2012 American Southdown Breeders’ Association

From the Editor

As the editor of the Southdown Louisville Preview, this issue has special meaning to me. When we look back 10 and 20 years at new activities that are now an institution in our breed today it is fun to think of where we were in our own lives. I was still relatively new to Southdowns when Mr. Southdown was named Supreme Champion Ram at Louisville. I remember being struck by what an amazing sheep he was and that excellence is still present in our breed today. Then to fast-forward ten years to NAILE 2002, I was in the top five for the youth futurity. If you take a look at the photos in the main article you will see some familiar faces. It truly is a testament to our breed that we have programs that keep our members involved and keep us sticking around for decades. I would like to thank you for another opportunity to serve as the editor of the Southdown Louisville Preview. It certainly is great to work with the many Southdown breeders that make this magazine such a great project. Hopefully there are some juniors in the show ring this year that will be writing a similar article 20 years from now. See you in Louisville! Lisa Lisa Scramlin, Editor 2020 Delmar N504 St. Louis, MO 63103 Cell: (517) 214-7522 Phone: (248) 634-3043 scramli3@hotmail.com

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OFFICERS: President L. C. Scramlin Holly, Michigan (248) 634-3043 Vice President Barbara Bishop Rio, Wisconsin (920) 992-6183 DIRECTORS: Patty Abell Aurora, Oregon (503) 266-2229 Dr. Scott Flanagan San Angelo, Texas (325) 234-8843 Brian Forsee Owenton, Kentucky (502) 484-2801 Marty Gibbs Ballinger, Texas (325) 365-1493 Jessica Hopkins Miniter North Scituate, Rhode Island (401) 829-0095 Darrell Howard Mulhall, Oklahoma (405 )649-2500 Mark Johnson Sandwich, Illinois (815) 786-6495 Dr. John Jones Spencerville, OH (419) 667-3167 Monty Jones Fielding, Utah (435) 458-3222 Gary Kwisnek Clarksburg, Pennsylvania (724) 459-5254 Lee Pettey Red Bluff, California (530)529-9596 Jeff Repasky Prior Lake, Minnesota (612) 282-7782 Kyle Thayer Cummington, MA (413) 634-5528 Amy Williams Riceville, Tennessee (423) 920-8054

AMERICAN SOUTHDOWN BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION

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

October 1, 2012 Dear American Southdown Breeders’ Association Member, As 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 annual meeting will be held Monday, November 12th, in the south wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky. The annual banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the annual meeting immediately following. It is our hope that you will be able to attend the meeting and all the events of the North American. Saturday will include the “Stars of Louisville” Sale, and the Southdown market lamb show. Sunday will feature the Southdown junior breeding sheep show. Monday, will be the Annual Meeting. Then, Tuesday, November 13 the National Southdown Show will take center stage. 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 all election items. If you cannot attend and wish to vote, a proxy may represent you. You may request in writing a proxy, providing the absent member shall after receiving notice of the annual meeting, file 15 days prior to the meeting file said proxy in the office of the Executive Secretary of the Association. You may also want to note the official headquarters for the Association is the Hilton Garden Inn. The special room rate is $122.00 per night plus taxes. The hotel is conveniently located immediately off the grounds of the North American. Please contact the Hilton at 502-637-2424. Sincerely,

L. C. Scramlin L. C. Scramlin President, ASBA

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President’s Message Dear Southdown Friends, I think all of us are happy to see the end of one of the driest and hottest summers of all time. Hope everyone has been able to get short feed supplies figured out. The only thing hotter than the summer weather will be all the events and shows at this year’s North American. As you read our second issue of the “Preview” I hope you get as excited as me for another great Southdown Louisville. The banquet is back on the night before the National Show. The Stars Sale has another outstanding offering from across the county. The Jr. Show on Sunday will look very much like the great show that the All American in Iowa had. This year the National Show is on Tuesday and it will be worth the trip to see. This is my last letter as president of our association and I hope you know how much of an honor it’s been to serve these past two years. Yes, we have had some problems along the way, but with good people both on the board and members to work with, it has been easy to get through them. I cannot thank Gary Jennings and vice president Barb Bishop enough for all their help and support these past two years. I have been so blessed that my whole family has been supportive of me and the Southdown breed all the time. To be president, Lisa be our editor, Stacy judge the All American, Matt judge the Big E and at the Keystone and Jackie to keep us all straight in one year is as great as it can get. I will finish by saying that to have the answer on the cause of hairy lambs is a great relief and a victory for all of us. I know that not every breeder has had this problem and many don’t think it’s a major problem for the breed. However please remember those that have been blind sided with this for years with no answers and how helpless they have felt. Knowing we now have a test for the gene is closer for many and will really help our breed stay strong in the future. Thanks again to all Southdown supporters!

L. C. Scramlin

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NAILE: Past, Present, Future By: Gary Jennings Whether you call it “Louisville” or the “North American”, anyone in the purebred sheep business knows which event you are referring. Each year this affair brings to an end the cycle of shows and sales and brilliantly highlights the best of each purebred breed. There is no doubt that 2012 will conclude on a high note for the Southdown breed with the naming of the National Champion Ram and Ewe. Some of the other attractions of Louisville include the Stars Sale, youth events and the genuine camaraderie with fellow breeders from across the country. Perhaps it is fitting that we take a moment to reminisce on past “Louisvilles” to help us understand its importance for Southdowns. As history will show, a watershed year for the Southdown breed was 1992. Let’s venture back twenty years and refresh our memories. This year spotlighted the first Southdown ram selected as Supreme Champion of the North American. The ram, Mapolyne Farms 92-21S, was later christened, “Mr. Southdown” and was owned by a partnership between Dale Smith and Jeff Neal of Ohio. It was the partnership’s first year on the Southdown show circuit. In previous years, two Southdown ewes had been selected as supreme champion ewes, but this was a first for the breed on the ram side. The late James Steen of Texas judged the open show. Additionally, in 1992 the association initiated the first “Pot of Gold” futurity. With a total of 39 lambs nominated, the winner of this first futurity was Bradley Hopkins from Rhode Island with a lamb bred by Gale Cole of Illinois. This ewe lamb was also selected as reserve champion of the junior show with Brad Gillmore of Colorado judging. The 1992 junior show reintroduced the Southdown market lamb show, with Southdown lambs divided into three classes. A total of 41 head were shown, with Adam Carter of Kentucky receiving the champion honors from the light weight class. The first “Stars of Louisville” Southdown Sale was held in 1992, after the National Show on Monday evening. With 21 head of females entered in this first time sale, an average of $382.50 was posted. Many felt that the sale had a good future and desired to continue this event at the North American. President James Howard of Ohio presided over the annual meeting at the North American, with Duron and Don Ella Howard of Oklahoma presenting a slide show on their trip to England. The membership present was informed that Association ewe tags would no longer be mailed with registration papers from the office. This action required that flock tags be in all sheep and no repeat flock numbers be used. southdownsheep.org 5


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As you can see, 1992 initiated many changes in the breed, as well as programs, sales and policies that are part of the association today. Now, let’s jump forward ten years to the year 2002 and see what happened at the North American.

The past ten years had been good for Southdowns with great numbers and high interest in the breed. Although neither won a supreme champion in 2002, two outstanding sheep were selected as champions. NSLS 1005 “Triple Time” was the grand champion ram exhibited by Barker Family Southdowns of Indiana, and Duron Howard 300 was grand champion ewe shown by Valerie Howard of Oklahoma. Kyle Thayer of Masachusetts had the honor of judging the open show. The “Pot of Gold” futurity was hitting full stride this year with 111 ewe lambs nominated and sold at many sales across the country. This was the largest number of lambs nominated thus far. Bill George Leib from Pennsylvania took top honors with a ewe lamb bred by Duron Howard. The “Stars” sale had become a part of the big junior weekend at NAILE. This year the sale showcased 41 total lots with an overall average of $661.59.


The junior show had become enormous, with the ring full of Southdown sheep and more importantly, Southdown youth! With Larry Shroyer of Ohio sorting the classes, the champion ram was shown by Megan Bishop of Wisconsin, the champion ewe was exhibited by Chelsie Kaeck of Ohio, and the champion market lamb by Magan Rich of Texas. President C. J. Robinson of Texas presided over the annual meeting, and this year’s program was presented by Mark Johnson of Illinois. He entertained the crowd with an informative and fascinating talk on the evolution of the Southdown breed over the past one hundred years. An upbeat annual meeting incorporated positive news from across the country including the National Sale and National Junior Show held in Jordan, Minnesota. The only sad note to the North American was receiving word of the passing of R. L. (Bob) Steen from Texas. As we now move forward to 2012, what will this year’s events bring? Who will exhibit the champions? Will we set another record sale average at the “Stars” sale? As a member of this Association, I encourage you to attend the annual meeting and witness all the history that Louisville has to offer!


2012 North American International Livestock Exposition Southdown Schedule Friday, November 9th 1:00 p.m. Lead Line 5:00 p.m. Market lamb showmanship Junior Breeding sheep showmanship Saturday, November 10th 8:00 a.m. Market lamb show (lambs show alphabetically by breed, with Southdowns later in the day) 12:30 p.m “Stars of Louisville” Southdown Sale 4:00 p.m. Informal Board of Director’s meeting Sunday, November 11th 8:00 a.m. Junior breeding show (Southdowns are the second breed) Monday, November 12th 6:30 p.m. 130th Annual meeting and banquet of the American Southdown Breeder’s Association Tuesday, November 13th 8:00 a.m. National Southdown Show Friday, November 18th 11:00 a.m. Supreme Champion Selection Please note the Southdown booth will be “front and center” over the big junior weekend. Please stop by and say “Hello”. We will have promotional materials for you to take home and would love to visit with you!

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2012 Summer Meeting Notes The Board of Directors of the American Southdown Breeders’ Association held the summer board meeting in conjunction with the National Southdown Sale, in Sedalia, Missouri. The meeting was held on June 27, 2012 at the Best Western Motel in Sedalia. President L. C. Scramlin called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m. with Darrell Howard, Scott Flanagan, Barbara Bishop, Patty Abell, Monty Jones, Brian Forsee, and Mark Johnson present. Also attending the meeting were Mike McElvain, Richard Cobb, C.J. Robinson, Greg Michels, and Dr. John Beever. Other directors via phone were Gary Kwisnek, John Jones, Lee Pettey, and Kyle Thayer. President Scramlin introduced Dr. John Beever of the University of Illinois. Dr. Beever has done the genetic research on the “hairy lamb” issue. Dr. Beever gave a detailed program on his finding from research done over the past five years. He has come to a conclusion that the “hairy lamb” problem is genetic and a simple recessive gene. He encouraged the Board to understand the possibilities they have: 1.Education is the key.

2.They could do nothing and possible increase the economic loss 3.Complete the culling by pedigree, which would lean to loss of germplasm 4.Carefully design mating schemes, limit the impact yet retain quality genetics.

He noted the commercial test should be ready around August 1st. Hopefully, the test could be a combination test along with scrapie, spider, and OPP. The proper name that has been given hairy lamb syndrome is “ectodermal dysplasia”. After the presentation, there were a number of questions by Board members and those present. President Scramlin thanked Dr. Beever and noted the Association’s appreciation for his determination to find an answer. There was then a short break taken by the Board. When the meeting resumed the Executive Secretary gave a brief financial report of the third quarter of the fiscal year. It was noted, that at the present time, our cash balance was $141,818.62. Patty Abell moved to accept the financial report as given. Seconded by Scott Flanagan. Motion carried. Jessica Hopkins noted the 2012 National Junior Show has excellent numbers with 103 exhibitors entering 420 head of sheep. The show will be in conjunction with the All-American Show in Des Moines, Iowa. There will be a cook out on Friday at noon done by the ASBA Ambassadors. southdownsheep.org 9


2012 Summer Meeting Notes Continued

Darrell Howard stated the exhibitor of the Champion ewe at the 2012 National Sale was Jim Davis with Reserve Champion going to Brian Forsee. Rincker Southdowns bred the Champion ram and Jeff Oldenburg had the Reserve Champion ram. The best consignment award went to Forsee Southdowns. Patty Abell stated the futurity program saw 67 lambs nominated yesterday and that points were already coming in for this year’s “Pot of Gold”. The President then called for New Business. First, online sales and the futurity program were discussed by the Board with further discussion needed. It was noted that a split January class had been approved by the North American, if the Association pays the extra cost of premiums. After discussion, it was noted that the show management should be asked to make the same premium split as with the February class in the junior show. The Executive Secretary presented a letter from the American Lamb Board. It was noted that Dave Trotter would need to be asked for his interpretation of what the Lamb Board was trying to achieve. The Executive Secretary presented the Board with a letter from the Ohio Southdown Association requesting the 2013 National Sale to be held with the Ohio Showcase Sale in Eaton, Ohio. Darrell Howard moved the Board accept this proposal. Seconded by Barbara Bishop. After discussion, it was moved by Brian Forsee to amend the motion to state that no funds from the ASBA could be used for the National Sale. Seconded by Jeff Repasky. The amendment to the motion passed. Then the amended main motion passed. Barbara Bishop moved that the 2013 National Junior Show be held with the AllAmerican Show in Michigan next year. A second was given by Darrell Howard. Motion passed. The Executive Secretary then read a letter from a member of the Association concerned with a breeder in California which has been showing sheep of questionable heritage. After discussion, the Executive Secretary was asked to 10 THE SOUTHDOWN LOUISVILLE PREVIEW


2012 Summer Meeting Notes Continued

write a letter to the breeder in question and note this had been brought to our attention, and ask for their response to our concerns. Mark Johnson moved to hold the informal Board meeting on Saturday in Louisville at approximately 4-5 p.m. The annual meeting and banquet would follow on Monday evening. This motion was seconded by Jeff Repasky. Motion passed. The Board was reminded there was to be a new trophy presented at this year’s National Junior Show in honor of Tracy Repasky. It would be for the premier exhibitor of the junior show. There was a short discussion on the funds received from the Trace Repasky estate. Jeff noted that he felt that Tracy would want the monies to be used for scholarships and the futurity. The President noted the nomination committee needed to give the executive committee some recommendations for judge of the 2013 National Sale. Brian Forsee brought up a discussion on the possibility of having a youth coordinator for our junior programs. After considerable discussion, the President appointed a committee consisting of Brian Forsee, Jessica Hopkins, Monty Jones, Amy Williams, Sheila Sink, and Barbara Bishop to look into ideals for this. He asked the committee to begin sharing ideas after the forth coming All-American show. Scott Flanagan stated that he would like to see recognition of C.J. Robinson for his many years of service to the Association as a Board member. He moved that C.J. be designated an honorary director. This motion was seconded by Darrell Howard. Motion passed unanimously. Brian Forsee moved that Lisa be asked to again prepare a Louisville Preview publication for this year. Seconded by Barbara Bishop. Motion passed. It was noted that all committees need to do a better job of getting results and information to Amy for the website. With no further business to discuss, the motion to adjourn was given by Brian Forsee and seconded by Jeff Repasky. Motion passed and the meeting adjourned. southdownsheep.org 11


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2012 Election for National Southdown Board of Directors We have four Directors for the American Southdown Association who will not be seeking re-election this fall. They are Darrell Howard, Marty Gibbs, Mark Johnson, and Dr John Jones. The elections will take place during the Annual Meeting at Louisville on November 12th. If anyone is interested in running for the these (or any other directors seat) please contact Mark Johnson at aandmranch@aol.co or Gary Jennings at southdown@ctesc.net The following directors up for re-election are: Jeff Repasky – Region 2 District 2 – Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa Darrell Howard – Region 2 District 3 – Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri Barbara Bishop – Region 2 – At Large –. Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri. Marty Gibbs – Region 2 – At Large - Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri. Mark Johnson – Region 3 District 1 – Illinois Dr. John Jones – Region 3 At large – That would include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.


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