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Volume 39, Issue 1

February 2019

~ The Shropshire Voice ~

Official Publication of The American Shropshire Registry Association Published in the interest of Shropshire Breeders each February, May and October Becky Peterson, ASRA Secretary

Rinda Maddox, Voice Publisher

Board of Directors of the American Shropshire Registry Association Jim Percival, President (2020) 961 Hoop Rd., Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 374-3371

Jim Gruenhagen (2021) 7622 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA 52807 (563) 355-6730

R.J. Creamer, Vice President (2021) 4094 Centerville-Newmans Rd. Prospect, OH 43342 (740) 262-3972

Caleb Fritz (2020) 440 Lisbon Rd., Middleton, TN 38052 (615) 653-0867

Rick Adams (2021) 10828 W 1000 S Rd, Bonfield, IL 60913 (815) 228-2903 Re Call (2021) 964 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne, MA 01370 (413) 625-2436 Mandy Curtiss (2020) 1698 Nesbit Rd. Attica, NY 14011 (716) 465-0565 Darrell Dockter (2019) 19411 S Carpenter Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290 (425) 327-1428 Mike Elsbury (2020) 5385 E 500 N, Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 326-4461

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Secretary Becky Peterson will be near the office at most other times and will return calls as soon possible. She will make the best effort to process registrations and transfers within a day or two of receipt. Contact her at: American Shropshire Registry Association Becky Peterson, Secretary 41 Bell Rd. Leyden MA 01337 Phone/Fax –(413) 624-9652

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Junior Activities For questions on any of the junior events for the Shropshire Association, contact Mark McCabe or Tim Roberts. Mark McCabe 5154 Nickelson Road Prospect, OH 43342 (740) 360-1103 Alan Bruhin 2064 Tranquility Lane Sevierville, TN 37876-0101 (865) 453-4767 __________________ Shropshire Voice

From the President Hello to all of our Shropshire friends. Hopefully lambing is going well for everyone.  After a mild start to our winter it sure has gotten frigid.   Please remember as you are evaluating your lamb crop to have some great ewe lambs to nominate for the futurity program.  Our futurity program is one of the premier futurities in the sheep industry. It will only continue to flourish if we keep great ewes available.  Thank you to everyone who continues to support our programs, especially for our youth.  Good luck as lambing continues and please remember to mentor new shrop breeders. Jim Percival

2018 Stars of Louisville Sale The first Shropshire event at the recent North American Livestock Expo was the 10th Stars of Louisville Sale. Who would have thought that the idea of having a sale in conjunction with the 2009 125th Anniversary of the American Shropshire Registry Association would run for 10 continuous years? This year was the smallest sale yet in its history with only 10 head, all very nice, consigned. Steve Myers of Rushsylvania, Ohio evaluated the ewes for the sale order, choosing Erik Mrozinski’s March ewe lamb as his champion. Danny Westlake of Marysville, Ohio served again as auctioneer and he sold her for $1750 to Lane Falch of Missouri. Randy and Julie Rife had the Reserve Champion, another March ewe lamb that was chosen by Erik Mrozinski for $900. Two bred yearling ewes were sold, the first being consigned by Schoolhouse Shropshires and sold to Taylor Kemp of Missouri for $600. The second one was a John Melvin entry selling to Lane Falch for $700.There were two January ewe lambs, a Rife lamb that brought $600 from Faith Calvin from Missouri and a Mrozinski entry going for $475 to Mike Fox of Ohio. Rife sold the next three March ewe lambs for $600, $550 and $650 to Greenbrier Acres of Maryland, Kylie Adams of Illinois and Lane Falch.The nine head sold averaged $758.

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All seven ewe lambs sold were nominated to the 2019 Yearling Ewe Futurity with four of those sold to juniors. Many thanks go to the committee, sale consignors and buyers for their continued support of this event. The event will take place again in 2019. Breeders of elite Shropshire females are encouraged to hold one back to offer at this sale next November 16 in Louisville. More information is available from the Shropshire office.

Champion ewe lineup at Stars of Louisville.

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From the Secretary Here we are halfway through the first month of 2019 already! Looking back on last year, we see lots of breed get-togethers at shows and sales. Many sheep were shown and sold to be shown again. Several junior members purchased their first Shropshires and had excellent results in major shows and the futurity program. There are new kids coming along all the time with a few families with young children cultivating the lit’l ones to get big enough to be really involved and a few new additions to the flocks. The young people are the future of the breed and we are excited to watch their progress. Registration stats for the year are stable and encouraging. In 2018, 2480 sheep were recorded, down slightly from 2017. Transfers numbered 1301, up 3.4 percent. There were 144 paid junior memberships (up 9.9 percent); 165 adult memberships (up 3.8 percent); and 24 new members. These numbers tell me that breeders are staying in Shropshire production and new ones are coming in and more sheep are being sold to these new members. I would guess that current feed prices and personal meat markets are responsible for the slight decline in registrations. I’ve compared these figures with those of 10 years ago and they are all at a slight increase. The overall financial status is still in the black with a very positive gain over the past decade. I’m thankful for that and also for those who contribute to the programs of the association in order to keep them running. We had a great show in Louisville last November with strong numbers in both the open and junior shows. Shropshires continue to hold one of the larger shows at the North American. Many congratulations to the exhibitors for bringing such a great set of sheep for the promotion of the breed. We expect the youth programs to be strong again in 2019. Plans are underway again for the futurity, college scholarships, Starter Flock and royalty. If you see Rylie Miller, please express _______ Page 4

your appreciation for her help with the Junior Shropshire Association and its activities. Rylie was hired last May as the Junior Coordinator and is organizing some fundraising to insure the continuation of the Shropshire youth events. Every little bit helps and all contributions will be recognized.   We appreciate the efforts of Craig King of Missouri who was brought on the Board of Directors in the fall of 2016 to finish Matthew Anderson’s term representing the South West District. Though he was on the board for only two years he always contributed to discussions.We wish Craig success in his future endeavors.Taking Craig’s place is Adam Moore of Greentop, Mo. We trust he will be a productive member on the board to see the association through the next three years. There will be a new event at the Ohio Sale in May to help educate breeders and buyers about the breed standards. Details are not complete yet but attendees will have an opportunity to look at live sheep with varying characteristics and to discuss them. Judges do not appreciate having sheep with poor type to evaluate but might have to use those sheep in his lineup making for a lot of discussion on the sidelines and creating hard feelings. Let’s all continue to be mindful of the breed character of the Shropshires we present this year. Please get your registration work in early enough to have papers for your events and double check your applications for accuracy. The registry program helps me find issues and sometimes doesn’t allow a registration to go through as presented because there are issues with the owner record, duplicates or mothers that lamb on two different dates. Save us both some time and make sure your records are correct. I am looking forward to the progression of the Shropshire breed and its people and hope to chat with breeders at the spring events. Feel free to contact me in the office for any reason. Happy Lambing! __________________ Shropshire Voice

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National Sale set for Eaton May 9-11 The Shropshire Classic Sale, part of the Big Ohio Weekend, will host the National Sale again this year. The dates are May 9-11 and the place is the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio. This serves as a venue for major sales for several breeds. Shropshires will show and sell as the last breed on Friday and Saturday.Adam Heffelfinger will be judge the Shropshires. Further details and entry information can be found at www.bannersheepmagazine. com. With the late show time on Friday the Ohio Shropshire Association will not be hosting a dinner this year but will provide coffee and donuts on Saturday morning. The very popular Ewe Preview makes a return this year in the morning. All classes will be displayed on wether racks for up close inspection and is a great opportunity to check out the sheep. The

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monthly Centerstage ads on the shropshires. org website will also be sold to the highest bidders at this time. The Shropshire Royalty and the winner of the 2019 Starter Flock will also be introduced on show day. In an effort to increase conversation and education about Shropshire Breed Character, there will be a chance to look over two groups of sheep with varying characteristics. It will be held similar to a judging contest using the average of the board members’ interpretation of the types of these sheep to create the official placings. Juniors participating will be graded and high scores will receive a sale credit. A new Breed Standards publication with photos will be available.This event will be coordinated by R.J. Creamer, Rick Adams and David High with the help of the Shropshire breed type committee More information on this opportunity and other sale details will appear in the May issue of the Voice. Be sure to save the dates and make the venture to Eaton for the Big Ohio Weekend.


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November 2018 Board Meeting Minutes Nov. 11, Louisville, Ky.

The meeting was called to order at 3 p.m. by President Jim Percival. Present were Danny Rogers, Mary Anne Keck, Darrell Dockter, Re Call, Mike Elsbury, Jim Percival, Jim Gruenhagen, Emily Petzel, Tom Slutz, Mandy Curtiss, Caleb Fritz, Paul Young, Rick Adams. Absent were Craig King and R.J. Creamer. Rylie Miller was present as Junior Coordinator and Becky Peterson as Secretary. Secretary’s Report – The minutes from the May board meeting had been previously distributed. Mandy Curtis moved to accept them as printed. Jim Gruenhagen seconded. No discussion. Motion passed. Report accepted. Treasurer’s Report – Becky had distributed the financial report as of October 31.The Balance Sheet showed an increase in assets to $65,579.72 over the same period last year. The Harvard Bank money had been moved

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to Massachusetts last January and three new CD’s were opened in May. The Profit & Loss statement showed a net income of $4201.14 as of October 31. Becky went through the different accounts citing differences from the previous year.Also provided P&L compared to the budget for the entire year showing so far to be in good shape. At this time, there was a break in the treasurer’s report to allow the representatives of the Heartland Group, Brett Oelke and Millie Moore, to discuss details of the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Brett stated that the Shropshires are increasing and represented two percent of the entire sale. He stated that Tim Fleener will be judging in 2019. Shropshires will show first on Wednesday. Entry fee will increase to $30 which will allow two photos and a video of each entry for the online catalog. $50 will be charged for registrations not provided in time for the sale. Wether sires and dams (not Shrops) will be shown by weight and not birthdate. Electronic health papers will be issued to out-of- state buyers at a one-time fee of $5. A memorial will be planned for Curt Overcash. Breed social events will be allowed and promoted and futurity fees will be deducted. Treasurer’s report then resumed. Becky reported the office statistics. 2018 showed 2435 registrations, 1239 transfers, 140 junior memberships, 164 returning adult members and 22 new adult members.The report of the restricted funds was reviewed. There was no further discussion relative to the financial report. Darrell Dockter moved to accept with a second from Mandy Curtis. Motion passed, report accepted. Committee Reports: Voice & Promotion – Darrell reported that ad sales were down this year. There is a regular advertising list that Rinda sends. Becky said she would also send to her list in hopes to get more people involved. Stars of Louisville Sale – Becky reported that the sale was smaller with 10 head entered. It was hard to get breeders to consign. There weren’t enough entries in time to have the catalog included with the Voice. It was then mailed to all of the people that had ever got_______ Page 9

ten a buyer number, emailed to the membership, and posted on the website. Nine head sold at an average of $758. The sale profited by $84.34. Discussion followed. It was felt that the committee needs to work harder to get commitments to enter sheep earlier in the year. Mandy Curtis was appointed as chairman of the Sale Committee for 2019. Production – Breeders are still encouraged to participate in NSIP. “Pedigree Wizard” is a computer program available through NSIP to help with the submission of data. Becky noted that the Shrop registration program will soon have NSIP ID numbers displayed on the registration certificate with a link to the searchable NSIP database with current data. Breed Character – Rick Adams reported that there are plans to have a Breed Character Education & Evaluation display at the National Sale in Eaton. It could be run as a “judging contest” with sale credit(s) offered as a prize to youth participants. Two classes are planned. Emily Petzel and Jim Gruenhagen offered to help fund the sale credit. Photos from

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the event can be held for review and conversation. R.J. Creamer, Rick Adams and Dave High would organize this event. Darrel Dockter moved to go ahead with this opportunity. Mandy Curtis seconded. Motion passed. Also Mary Anne Keck is working with Deb Petzel to complete the Breed Standards publication to have it ready for the January teleconference and hopefully printed in time for Eaton. It will be used with the above event in Eaton. Starter Flock – This has been a very successful program for five years. Sponsorships were light in 2018 with $729 pledged and paid. $325 was left over from 2017 for a total fund of $1054. The 2018 winner, Layne Lingley, purchased two ewe lambs at Eaton ($1212 paid by Starter Flock program) and one in an online sale (paid by Lingley) so there is still $288 payable for the 2018 award, resulting in a deficit of $446 to begin 2019. Discussion followed. It was suggested that all purchase documentation be submitted by the last purchase sale (November, Stars of Louisville). Discussion

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followed regarding raising funds. It was agreed that personal phone calls from previous winners and older members of the junior association would generate more sponsorships than emails. Rylie Miller will work with the youth members toward keeping the program solvent. Futurity – The Ewe Lamb and Yearling Ewe Futurity has wrapped up today. Rick Adams, Mark McCabe and Danny Rogers worked in the ring to confirm scrapie tags and record placings. Becky went through the 2018 nomination summary. There have been some unclear nominations from the online sales. There were 41 yearling ewes nominated, 21 purchased by juniors and 12 tracked. There were 168 ewe lambs nominated, 76 purchased by juniors and 33 tracked. In 2019, online sale consignors will be issued a form to be completed before the sale happens with a list of the futurity nominations and tag numbers and will be responsible for nomination fees. Becky noted that Banner Sale Management is NOT deducting nomination fees so collec-


tion for the Ohio Sale fees is a large project. The Futurity Committee will look at collection problems. Becky noted that the regions for the Ewe Lamb Futurity are unbalanced and may need to be adjusted.There was discussion about nominating individual lambs at multiple sales. The committee will look at that as well as other rules for 2019 and report back to the board teleconference. Junior Activities – Junior Coordinator Rylie Miller presented a report with a request for funding for the junior association activities. She noted that much of the Shropshire activities are directed toward promoting the junior members and listed some of the programs/events for 2019. She requested new items such as an ad in the Voice, a month on the website (September) homepage, funds for token gifts at AAJS/NAILE and gifts for junior members aging out for a total budget of $2768. Old Business: Shropshire Store – The first store was held in the spring of 2018. There was a profit of

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Adam, Laura, Quincy and Penelope Moore


Quincy had a great first year showing! She had two top 4s with CLSF Dr. Feelgood and CLSF 1844 and three top 7s with MOBO Junction ewes at the NAILE Junior Show. Thank you to the Shropshire family for all your help this year.

We have 27 ewes like these bred to our City Limits bucks. We are really excited about our newest girl out of Dr. Feelgood! We are already excited about our next generation of ewe lambs that have an added dimension of hip and top!

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$96 in the accounting but the payment has not been received from the printer. Becky will follow that up. At that time, it was thought to hold another printing if new artwork could be designed. Nothing was done so there was no chance to order for pre-NAILE. Mary Anne Keck said she would send some new ideas for a hopeful December printing. Perhaps Janet Dockter could help with artwork. Winter type items would be sweatshirts, long-sleeved Tees and athletic shirts. Junior Coordinator Position – Rylie remarked that she would like to have the same position for 2019-2020 (currently June through following May). Board will address this in the spring. Discussion followed regarding her earlier funding requests. Mike Elsbury moved to allot $1500 for the junior activities for the coming year. This would include a waived “Senior Membership Fee” for juniors continuing as adults. Rick Adams seconded. Motion passed. Board Member Responsibilities – As per the last board meeting Jim Gruenhagen dis-

tributed ASRA Board Roles and Responsibilities and also Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements and for the board members to review. Discussion followed.These documents are to work in accordance with the Bylaws and to protect the members and the association. Mary Anne Keck moved to accept the two documents, Mandy Curtiss seconded. Motion passed.The statements were all signed by board members present. Slick Shearing Issues – The Ohio Sale Committee has requested that leg wool/ belly wool etc. be monitored at the National Sale. Discussion followed. It was decided that someone (not a consignor) would deal with this at the sale in May. Also Rick Adams and Mary Anne Keck would watch entries during the NAILE Open Show. Shears will be available ringside if there are any issues. Also noted that the AAJS received ASRA funds and offers double futurity points and would qualify as a national event and would be monitored the same way. At some point there should be a pictorial in the Voice/web-


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site showing what is acceptable. NAILE Shropshire Show – Becky reported that there were enough entries to make the splits needed for the ewe lamb classes. Class splits are made to be as even as possible with the check-in information available. Becky noted that the NAILE staff (Heartland Group) has been very easy to work with and very helpful when there are issues. IRS Penalty Update – Becky reported that the IRS has removed the penalty imposed for the 2015-2016 year. Thank you to Steve Elsbury for assisting with this. He would not submit an invoice for this work. Discussion followed. Mary Anne Keck moved to waive the annual dues fee for Steve Elsbury for two years for his efforts. Motion was seconded by Tom Slutz. Motion passed. New Business: Directors and Officers Insurance – Board had asked for a quote. Becky had gotten a quote from her agent that found the Surety Bond we have. A “Flexi Plus Five” policy from Philadelphia Insurance Co. estimate is $750 to



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$1000. Agent would help to complete application. No action taken. Board requests policy coverage information. 2019 National Sale – Shropshire Classic at Big Ohio Sale in Eaton. RJ Creamer reported that Shrops would show and sell last this year. Therefore the Ohio Association would not be able to arrange the Friday night dinner. The Preview can be held Saturday morning. Coffee and donuts will be provided. A short discussion followed regarding the announcements and website auction that has normally taken place at dinner. President Jim Percival assigned the task to Becky to handle. Other new Business – Paul Young (Pennsylvannia and South Director from Tennessee) requests a “South East Regional Show” for Wilson County Fair Open Show. Date is August 23, 2019. Show is open to anyone. Show generally has 400 head. Pays 10 places. Paul Young moved to allow the Wilson County Fair hold a regional Shropshire Show in 2019. Seconded by Mike Elsbury. Motion passed.


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Tom Slutz stated that he had been approached by multiple people asking that the Shropshire Royalty representatives should not be wearing their sashes while showing sheep in the showring. This will be noted on the application information. Becky noted she had received a letter from the Brockmann family regarding the maximum age for junior members. The AAJS and the NAILE have different rules. ASRA states the junior member age is under the age of 22 years. The AAJS states “The All-American Junior Sheep Show is open to youngsters who are 21 years of age or less on January 1st”. NAILE states “not more than 21 years of age on the day of the show…”. Discussion followed. Mandy Curtis moved to make the ASRA Junior age limit 21 years of age as of January 1st. Seconded by Mary Anne Keck. Motion passed. Becky will update membership form as well as information for other shows. Mike Elsbury requested the regional youth money for Indiana for 2018. It had not been done earlier. Becky will issue a check.

At this time, Secretary Becky Peterson was excused from the room for the executive session regarding her contract. Election of Officers – noted that the following board member terms were up: RJ Creamer, Rick Adams, Jim Gruenhagen, Craig King, Mary Anne Keck, and Re Call. District associations have renominated RJ (OH), Rick (IL) and Re (NE/NY) leaving North Central District and Southwest District nominations to come from the Annual Meeting. Jim Percival requested nominations for the Office of President. Darrell Dockter nominated Rick Adams. Rick Adams nominated Jim Percival. Jim Gruenhagen moved nominations be closed. There was a paper ballot showing nine votes for Jim Percival and two votes for Rick Adams. Jim then requested nominations for Vice President. Rick Adams nominated RJ Creamer (incumbent and willing to serve again). Jim Gruenhagen moved to close nominations. Motion to adjourn came at 6:26 p.m. Next meeting will be a teleconference in late January. Becky Peterson

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Profit & Loss – Jan.-Dec. 18

Income Advertising income Breeders List/Web Link 1,760.00 Voice advertising 11,195.00 Website auction 2,050.00 Advertising income - Other 105.00 Total Advertising income 15,110.00 Donations AAJSS Donations 1,223.25 Donations - Other 400.00 Total Donations 1,623.25 Fees Memberships & Dues 5,290.00 Misc Service fees 818.88 Paypal Fees -16.10 Registration fees 17,346.00 Transfers 7,649.00 Total Fees 31,087.78 Futurity Ewe Lamb Futurity 3,320.00 Yearling Ewe Futurity 760.00 Total Futurity 4,080.00 Interest Income 192.02 Louisville Matching Funds 2,112.00 Other income Returned check Charge 5.71 Total Other income 5.71 Revolving Accounts Junior Shropshire Association -199.27 Stars of Louisville Sale Consignor Gross on sheep -6,825.00 Futurity -120.00 Misc Sale Expense -984.66 Misc Sale income 23.00 Sale commission 682.50 Sale Entry fee 500.00 Sale of Sheep 6,825.00 Transfers 0.00 Total Stars of Louisville Sale 100.84 Starter Flock Program -771.00 Total Revolving Accounts -869.43 Total Income 53,341.33 Expense Accounting Advertising Bank Fees Returned check fee Bank Fees - Other Total Bank Fees Insurance _______ Page 16

825.00 1,391.00 5.71 -0.09 5.62 252.05

Internet 647.88 NAILE expense 1,984.24 Office supplies Postal meter 610.46 Office supplies - Other 1,247.55 Total Office supplies 1,858.01 Payroll Tax FICA ASRA Share 929.98 Medicare ASRA Share 217.38 Total Payroll Tax 1,147.36 Postage (office only) 1,307.95 Promotion 1,294.17 Registry program 250.00 Salary 14,999.92 Shropshire VOICE Ad Commission 10% 871.50 Misc VOICE 1,619.44 Sales Tax 229.31 VOICE Postage 1,938.24 VOICE Printing 9,158.00 VOICE Shipping 94.08 Total Shropshire VOICE 13,910.57 Telephone Conference Line 189.70 Office Phone 772.64 Total Telephone 962.34 Travel Airfare 1,009.31 Motel 535.23 Travel gas 244.03 Total Travel 1,788.57 Website 730.00 Youth All American Junior Show   AAJS Raffle Tickets 0.00   AAJS-Other 1,000.00 Total All American Jr Show 1,000.00 Futurity Payments   Ewe Lamb Futurity 3,253.60   Yearling Ewe Futurity 760.00 Total Futurity Payments 4,013.60 NAILE Jr Show 1,612.74 Regional Support 1,500.00 Scholarship 800.00 Youth - Other 113.15 Total Youth 9,039.49 Total Expense 52,394.17 Net Income 947.16 __________________ Shropshire Voice

Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2018 ASSETS Current Assets Checking/Savings CD *1517 10,108.76 CD *1533 5,028.44 CD 1525 5,010.42 GCB Money Market 26,329.13 Greenfield Co-op Bank 7,785.22 Paypal 166.19 Petty Cash   399.86   Total Checking/Savings 54,828.02 Accounts Receivable Accounts Receivable 904.32 Total Accounts Receivable 904.32 Other Current Assets Undeposited Funds 26.00 Total Other Current Assets 26.00 Total Current Assets 55,758.34 TOTAL ASSETS 55,758.34 LIABILITIES & EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Accounts Payable   Accounts Payable 230.01 Total Accounts Payable 230.01 Credit Cards   Citi Bank 41.69 Total Credit Cards 41.69 Other Current Liabilities   Employee Share FICA 214.51   Federal Tax Employee Share 31.18   Medicare Employee Share 50.34   State Tax Employee Share 111.24 Total Other Current Liabilities 407.27 Total Current Liabilities 678.97 Total Liabilities 678.97 Equity Opening Bal Equity 44,570.14 Retained Earnings 9,562.07 Net Income 947.16 Total Equity 55,079.37 TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY 55,758.34

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Welcome aboard to these new adult members of the ASRA in 2018! Don Heller – Pine Island, MN Hannah Rohwedder - Dixon, IA Dave Lasley – Oconto, WI Kody Everett – Ada, OK Delinda Crawford – Delano, TN Crystal Yates – Seymour, TN Proper Farm – Greenfield, IN Mark Miller – Lafayette, IN Dave Raudebaugh – Danville, OH Reese Johnston – Milltown, WI Fred & Kolleen Clayton – Aurora, OR Cruz & Sarah Nichols – Jerseyville, IL Andy & Rebekah Laframboise –

Aumsville, OR

Ryan Pfantz – State Center, IA Rodney McDaniel - Zanesville, OH Ashley Fuss - Frederick, MD Sam McDermit – Elwood, IN Jeffrey Weeks II – Mohawk, NY Ashley Gouge – Newark, DE Cathy Christy – Whitehouse

Station, NJ

Come Again Farm - New Bremen, OH Christy Guzman – Norco, CA James Sala – Columbia, CT Jennifer Kimball – Lane, KS

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This March ewe lamb won Grand Champion Jr. Show, Ozark Empire Fair; 2nd Place Junior Show, Missouri State Fair; 1st Place Junior Show, NAILE

Fleener 1848


Supreme Champion Ram, Junior Show Ozark Empire Fair; Grand Champion Ram, Junior & Open Shows Missouri State Fair; Third Place Junior Show, NAILE

Faith would like to thank all her new Shropshire friends for making her first year so successful! _______ Page 18

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Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Members Nov. 12, Louisville, Ky.

President Jim Percival called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. He introduced the board members present. Twenty-one members signed in, including 2018 Shropshire Princess Vivian Stephenson and the 2018 Shropshire Queen Rylie Miller. Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the 2017 Annual Meeting were distributed. A motion to accept them as printed was made by Rob Sando and seconded by Jim Gruenhagen. There were no corrections and the motion passed. Minutes accepted. Treasurer’s Report – Becky presented the registration statistics for the first 10 months of 2018 which showed 2435 registrations (down five head). 1239 transfers (up 106 head), 140 junior members (up nine), 164 adult members (up eight) and 22 new members (down three). She then ran through the Balance Sheet for the same period which showed total assets of $65,579.72, an increase of $5034.85 over 2017. She noted differences in Accounts Receivable and Payable over the previous period depend on the status of the October Voice ad invoices and the bill for its production.The Accounts Receivable show $2284.29, which does include outstanding invoices for the NAILE matching entry fees and does not include the Voice ad billing. The Accounts Payable include the production bill for the Voice. Becky then presented the Profit & Loss Report for the period, again noting differences in the Voice ads and production and other significant changes over last year. She noted that the Starter Flock fund is already short for this year and more attention needs to be paid to that program funding. The net income for the period is $4201.14, a decrease of $6188.77. There was no discussion about the financial report. Rick Adams moved to accept it and Mary Anne Keck seconded the motion. Motion passed. The 2018 Futurity Program has wrapped up during the NAILE Junior Show. Becky listed __________________ February 2019

the regional and overall ewe lamb winners and the yearling ewe winner. She reported that there were 41 yearling ewes nominated, 21 purchased by juniors and 12 shown and tracked. There were 168 ewe lambs nominated, 76 purchased by juniors and 33 tracked. The board and Futurity Committee will be looking at the futurity program to be sure it continues to grow and be strong for the young people. Youth Report – Jim introduced Rylie Miller as the Junior Coordinator. Rylie worked with the kids at the All-American Junior Show to raise funds for the junior association activities. She ran the NAILE junior meeting and a skillathon and provided NAILE feed scoops to all of the exhibitors in the Junior Shropshire Show. Jim noted that the junior program was strong with 67 exhibitors entered. Report on Board Meeting 11/11/18 – Jim Percival highlighted some of the points discussed. The Stars of Louisville Sale averaged $758 on nine head. He asked the breeders to consider holding onto one more good ewe to offer in the sale next year to try to reach the 15 head consignment needed. Breeders are also encouraged to participate in NSIP. There will be a hands-on breed character evaluation at the sale in Eaton in May. The Starter Flock will continue but needs more sponsorship to be as successful as it has been in the last five years.The Shropshire Store ran last spring and will hopefully have another store next month. Paul Young reported that the Wilson County Fair in Tennessee requested a South East Regional Shropshire show in August 2019. The board approved this with no expenditure. Election of Directors The Bylaws state “All Directors for districts not having an active state or regional Shropshire association shall be elected at the annual meeting of the members. A district which has an active, recognized Shropshire association may elect its director(s) through the association.” The Ohio Shropshire Association has nominated RJ Creamer to serve another term as the Ohio director. The North East Shropshire Breeders has nominated Re Call to serve an_______ Page 19

other term to represent the New England/ New York District. The Illinois Shropshire Association nominates Rick Adams for the Illinois District. The North Central District has one seat available, currently held by Jim Gruenhagen. Jim asked for nominations from the floor. Rick Adams nominated Jim Gruenhagen to serve another term, seconded by Mary Anne Keck. Darrell Dockter moved to close nominations for the North Central District and to cast a unanimous ballot for Jim Gruenhagen, seconded by Mary Anne Keck. Motion passed. The Southwest District has two seats open, one currently held by Mary Anne Keck. Darrell Dockter nominated Mary Anne Keck to another term, seconded by Tom Slutz. Rick Adams and Jim Gruenhagen moved to close nominations and cast one ballot for Mary Anne Keck. Motion passed. Jim Gruenhagen nominated Adam Moore to fill the second seat in the South West District, now held by Craig King, seconded by Brad Slutz. Tom Slutz moved to close nominations and cast one ballot for Adam Moore, seconded by Jon Nicholson. Motion passed. Old Business There is a ballot in the October Voice to nominate judges for the 2019 National Show at NAILE. There is also a ballot box here. Jim asked that members please complete either one and submit it to the office by Dec. 1. New Business Charlotte Stephenson provided photos of sheep exhibited at two Midwest state fairs that exhibited very poor breed type. Dis-

cussion followed. Becky will provide Breed Standards to those shows to make available to their judges. Breed Standards are always provided to judges of shows where ASRA money is involved. Becky noted that the Breed Standards will be printed this year along with a photo array and used at the event in Eaton and made available to judges and breeders. Randy Rife suggested that the board members gather a list of the major fairs in their districts and provide Becky with a list and the judges so she can distribute this information. Jon Nicholson suggested that the deadline for the Starter Flock application be moved up to March 1st to allow recipient to utilize earlier online sales. Jim stated he will take that up with the Starter Flock Committee. Jim asked that those present sign a card for Jason Heeg who was severely injured in an accident en route to NAILE. Becky has an assortment of cards and will also have them at ringside during the open show.The board and membership wishes Jason a speedy recovery. Tickets were provided to all in attendance for the drawing of a small number of the junior show feed scoops available along with some items that Re Call brought along. The youngsters present help to pull tickets and deliver the items to the winners. This activity always helps with a lighthearted atmosphere. At this point with no further business to come before the membership, Rob Sando moved to adjourn with a second by Charlotte Stephenson. Meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Becky Peterson, Secretary

Johnson Bob & Karen & Family

569 State Hwy DD Marshfield, MO 65706 417-859-4452 • _______ Page 20

Providing lamb for dinner for folks in Southwest Missouri!

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Open Show Results National Show NAILE, Nov. 13 Judge: Alex Wolf

Yearling Ram 1. Brady Clark, Sr. & Res. Grand Champion Ram 2. Rachel Flanders, Res. Sr. Champion Ram 3. Darrell & Janet Dockter 4. Attica Loc-up 5. David High 6.Vivian Stephenson Senior Ram Lamb 1. Rachel Flanders Early Junior Ram Lamb 1.Tim & Sarah Fleener Res. Jr. Champion Ram 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Kirsten & Hunter Keck 5. Addisen Nicholson 6. Darrell & Janet Dockter 7. JN. Dirlam & Sons & Matt Dirlam 8. Isler Shropshires 9. Kenyon Buckland 10. Erik Mrozinski 11. Faith Calvin 12. Mike Fox 13. Ashley Fuss Late Junior Ram Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz, Jr. Champion & Grand Champion Ram 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Caleb Fritz 4. Kennedy Algire 5. Randy & Julie Rife 6. Dalton Payne 7. Northern OK College Sheep Center 8. Oliver Nicholson 9. Riggin Klotz 10. Mike Fox 11.Vivian Stephenson Pair Ram Lambs 1. Jaedyn Slutz 2. Randy & Julie Rife Early Yearling Ewe 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Ashley Fuss 3. Randy & Julie Rife __________________ February 2019

4. Jaedyn Slutz 5. Mike Fox 6. Darrell & Janet Dockter 7. Isler Shropshires 8. Addisen Nicholson 9. Darrell & Janet Dockter 10. Rachel Flanders 11. Attica Loc-up 12. Mike Fox 13. Erik Mrozinski 14. Robert Sando 15. Morgan Anderson 16.Vivian Stephenson 17. Attica Loc-up 18. Keegan & Mackenzie Padgett Late Yearling Ewe 1. Jaedyn Slutz, Sr. & Grand Champion Ewe 2. Jerry Flanders 3. Kennedy Algire 4. Hudson Fleener 5. Jaedyn Slutz 6. Randy & Julie Rife 7. Kasey Copeland 8. Rachel Flanders 9. Addisen Nicholson 10, Erik Mrozinski 11. Caleb Fritz 12. David Harrell & Family 13.Vivian Stephenson 14.Trey Roberts 15. David Harrell & Family 16. Emily Petzel 17. Caleb Fritz Verne Hoffman Award Pair Yearling Ewes 1. Jaedyn Slutz 2. Kennedy Algire 3. Randy & Julie Rife 4. Darrell & Janet Dockter 5. Addisen Nicholson 6.Vivian Stephenson 7. Attica Loc-up 8. David Harrell & Family Senior Ewe Lamb 1. Callie Taylor, Res. Sr. Champion Ewe 2. Erik Mrozinski 3. Darrell & Janet Dockter 4. Jaedyn Slutz 5. Jaedyn Slutz 6.Vivian Stephenson 7. Emily Stevens 8. Rachel Flanders 9. Riggin Klotz

10. Mackenzie Padgett Early January Ewe Lamb 1. Brady Clark 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Addisen Nicholson 5. Miranda Hunter 6. Ashley Fuss 7. Darrell & Janet Dockter 8. Jaedyn Slutz 9. Kenyon Buckland 10. Caleb Fritz 11. Mike Fox 12.Vivian Stephenson 13.Wyatt & Sophie Harrell Late January Ewe Lamb 1. Erik Mrozinski, Res. Junior Champion Ewe 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3. Kennedy Algire 4. Rachel Flanders 5. Addisen Nicholson 6. Brooke Edington 7. Faith Calvin 8. Emily Petzel Early February Ewe Lamb 1. Brady Clark 2. Kennedy Algire 3. Jaedyn Slutz 4. Emily Stevens 5. Emily Petzel 6. Kenyon Buckland 7. Kirsten & Hunter Keck 8. Robert Sando 9.Vivian Stephenson 10. Rachel Flanders 11. Drake Slutz 12. Mike Fox Late February Ewe Lamb 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Brady Clark 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Jaedyn Slutz 5. Riggin Klotz 6. Caleb Fritz 7. Drew Miller 8. Darrell & Janet Dockter 9. Kenyon Buckland 10. Ashley Fuss 11. Oliver Nicholson 12. Keegan & Mackenzie Padgett 13. Robert Sando March Ewe Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz, Jr. & Res. Grand Champion Ewe _______ Page 21

2. Brady Clark 3. Jaedyn Slutz 4.Tim & Sarah Fleener 5. Randy & Julie Rife 6. Rachel Flanders 7. Erik Mrozinski 8. Darrell & Janet Dockter 9. Kennedy Algire 10. Caleb Fritz 11.Trey Roberts 12.Vivian Stephenson 13. Kenyon Buckland 14. Riggin Klotz 15. Morgan Anderson 16. Attica Loc-up 17. Faith Calvin 18. Riggin Klotz 19.Wyatt & Sophie Harrell Pair Ewe Lambs 1. Brady Clark 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3. Erik Mrozinski 4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Darrell & Janet Dockter 6. Addisen Nicholson 7. Kenyon Buckland 8.Vivian Stephenson Emil Hartzell Award Group of Three Lambs 1. Jaedyn Slutz 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Addisen Nicholson 4. Kenyon Buckland 5.Vivian Stephenson McKerrow Award Flock 1. Jaedyn Slutz 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Darrell & Janet Dockter 4. Addisen Nicholson 5.Vivian Stephenson Premier Exhibitor Jaedyn Slutz

Eastern States Exposition

West Springfield, MA Sept. 16, Judge: Dale Davis Yearling Ram 1. Mandy Curtiss, Sr. & Grand Champion Ram 2. Brady Clark 3. Britt Hallet, Best Headed Ram _______ Page 22

Senior Ram Lamb 1. Blake Webster, Res. Sr. Champion Ram 2. Larry & Sharon Larimore 3.William Weston 4. Colby Alejandro 5. Blake Webster 6. Joanna Jaracz January Ram Lamb 1. Addisen Nicholson, Jr. & Res. Grand Champ. Ram 2. Addisen Nicholson 3. Larry & Sharon Larimore 4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Brady Clark 6. Randy & Julie Rife 7. Mandy Curtiss 8. Larry & Sharon Larimore 9.William Weston 10. Kaz Jaracz February Ram Lamb 1. Brady Clark, Res. Jr. Champion Ram 2. Oliver Nicholson 3. Brady Clark 4. Addisen Nicholson 5. Larry & Sharon Larimore 6. Mandy Curtiss 7. Blake Webster 8. Britt Hallet March Ram Lamb 1. Mandy Curtiss 2. Brady Clark 3. Britt Hallet 4. Blake Webster Pair of Ram Lambs 1. Addisen Nicholson 2. Brady Clark 3. Larry & Sharon Larimore 4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Mandy Curtiss 6. Blake Webster 7. Britt Hallet 8.William Weston Yearling Ewe Group 1 1. Randy & Julie Rife, Res. Sr. Champion Ewe 2. Mandy Curtiss 3. Addisen Nicholson 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Blake Webster 6. Brady Clark 7. Addisen Nicholson 8. Larry & Sharon Larimore 9. Blake Webster

10.William Weston 11. Connor Priest 12. Connor Priest Yearling Ewe Group 2 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Larry & Sharon Larimore 3. Addisen Nicholson 4. Brady Clark 5. Blake Webster 6. Eugene Bishop 7. Blake Webster 8. Britt Hallet 9. Britt Hallet 10. Joanna Jaracz 11. Britt Hallet 12.William Weston 13.William Weston 14. Seth Healy Pair Yearling Ewes 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Addisen Nicholson 3. Mandy Curtiss 4. Larry & Sharon Larimore 5. Brady Clark 6. Blake Webster 7. Britt Hallet 8.William Weston 9, Connor Priest Senior Ewe Lamb 1. Callie Taylor, Sr. & Grand Champion Ewe 2. Larry & Sharon Larimore 3. Blake Webster 4.William Weston 5. Colby Alejandro 6. Colby Alejandro 7. January Ewe Lamb 8. Randy & Julie Rife 9. Brady Clark 10. Addisen Nicholson 11. Brady Clark 12. Larry & Sharon Larimore 13. Addisen Nicholson 14. Blake Webster 15. Blake Webster 16. Connor Priest 17. Larry & Sharon Larimore 18. Oliver Nicholson 19. Mandy Curtiss February Ewe Lamb Group 1 1. Blake Webster, Jr. & Res. Grand Champion Ewe, and Best Headed Ewe 2. Blake Webster 3. Brady Clark __________________ Shropshire Voice



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Jerry Flanders, DVM

Raised by Dirlams Sired by VIP 5220 RRNN

16260 Atlantic Rd., Noblesville, IN 46060 317/508-4738

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4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Larry & Sharon Larimore 6. Mandy Curtiss 7. Brady Clark 8. Eugene Bishop 9.William Weston 10. Seth Healy February Ewe Lamb Group 2 1. Randy & Julie Rife, Res. Jr. Champion Ewe 2. Oliver Nicholson 3. Brady Clark 4. Addisen Nicholson 5. Addisen Nicholson 6. Joanna Jaracz 7. Britt Hallet 8. Mandy Curtiss 9. Britt Hallet March Ewe Lamb 1. Brady Clark 2. Mandy Curtiss 3.William Weston 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Blake Webster 6. Brady Clark 7. Britt Hallet 8. Britt Hallet Pair Ewe Lambs 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Addisen Nicholson 3. Brady Clark 4. Larry & Sharon Larimore 5. Blake Webster 6. Mandy Curtiss 7. Oliver Nicholson 8.William Weston 9. Colby Alejandro 10. Britt Hallet Exhibitor’s Flock 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Addisen Nicholson 3. Brady Clark 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Blake Webster 6. Larry & Sharon Larimore 7.William Weston 8. Britt Hallet Breeder’s Flock 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Addisen Nicholson 3. Brady Clark 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Blake Webster 6.William Weston 7. Britt Hallet _______ Page 24

Get of Sire 1. Addisen Nicholson 2. Mandy Curtiss 3. Brady Clark 4. Blake Webster 5.William Weston 6. Britt Hallet Supreme Champion Shropshire 1. Callie Taylor

Kansas State Fair Sept. 9 Judge: Brad Payne

Fall Ram Lamb 1. Jeff Ebert, Champion Ram 2. Owen Walker 3. Erica Nightengale 4. Hagen Martin Spring Ram Lamb 1. Owen Walker, Reserve Champion Ram 2.Wyatt Graves 3. Jeff Ebert 4. Hagen Martin 5. Jansyn Van Horn 6. Jeff Ebert 7. Jansyn Van Horn Late Spring Ram Lamb 1. Owen Walker 2.Taylor Ruckert 3. Jeff Ebert 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Erica Nightengale 6. Drew Strunk Pair Ram Lambs 1. Owen Walker 2. Jeff Ebert 3. Erica Nightengale 4. Hagen Martin 5. Jansyn Van Horn Yearling Ewe 1. Owen Walker, Champion Ewe 2. Erica Nightengale 3.Wyatt Graves 4. Jeff Ebert 5.Wyatt Graves 6. Erica Nightengale 7. Owen Walker 8. Jeff Ebert 9. Andy Graves 10. Drew Strunk 11. Hagen Martin

Pair Yearling Ewes 1. Erica Nightengale 2. Owen Walker 3.Wyatt Graves 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Jansyn Van Horn 6. Drew Strunk 7. Hagen Martin Fall Ewe Lamb 1. Owen Walker, Res. Champion Ewe 2. Erica Nightengale 3. Jansyn Van Horn 4. Jeff Ebert Spring Ewe Lamb 1. Erica Nightengale 2. Owen Walker 3.Taylor Ruckert 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Jeff Ebert 6. Jansyn Van Horn 7. Drew Strunk 8. Hagen Martin Late Spring Ewe Lamb 1. Owen Walker 2. Jeff Ebert 3. Jansyn Van Horn 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Drew Strunk 6. Hagen Martin Pair Ewe Lambs 1. Owen Walker 2. Erica Nightengale 3. Jansyn Van Horn 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Hagen Martin 6. Drew Strunk Pair of Lambs, both sexes 1. Owen Walker 2. Erica Nightengale 3.Taylor Ruckert 4. Jeff Ebert 5. Jansyn Van Horn 6. Hagen Martin 7. Drew Strunk Young Flock 1. Owen Walker 2. Erica Nightengale 3. Jeff Ebert 4. Jansyn Van Horn 5. Hagen Martin 6. Drew Strunk Flock 1. Owen Walker 2. Erica Nightengale __________________ Shropshire Voice


SHROPSHIRES “Producing Quality Shropshires Since 1963”

We plan to consign a few select lambs at the Indiana Premier Sheep Sale at Greenfield on April 27 and the National Sale at Eaton, Ohio. These lambs will be sired by BRICK. They will display his style and muscle.

11673 N. Bethesda Rd., Mooresville, Indiana John 317-443-2901 • Matt 317-270-0968 __________________ February 2019

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3. Jeff Ebert 4. Jansyn Van Horn 5. Hagen Martin 6. Drew Strunk Pen of 4 Lambs 1. Owen Walker 2. Jeff Ebert 3. Hagen Martin


Oct. 5 Judge : Gary Saylor Yearling Ram 1. Mike Fox Fall Ram 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Bryan Miller 3. Danielle Moore-Butler Early Spring Ram Lamb 1. Denise Hardisky Champion Ram 2. Kennedy Algire Res. Champion Ram 3. Bryan Miller 4. Bryan Miller 5. Kennedy Algire 6. Randy & Julie Rife 7. Randy & Julie Rife 8. Mike Fox 9. Danielle Moore-Butler 10. Danielle Moore-Butler Late Spring Ram Lamb 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Kennedy Algire 4. Mike Fox 5. Colette Hoffman Pair Ram Lambs 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Randy & Julie Rife 4. Fox, Mike 5. Bryan Miller 6. Danielle Moore-Butler Yearling Ewe 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Bryan Miller 3. Mike Fox 4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Randy & Julie Rife 6. Mike Fox 7. Denise Hardisky _______ Page 26

8. Denise Hardisky 9. Kennedy Algire 10. Bryan Miller 11. Zackary Bare 12. Colette Hoffman 13. Danielle Moore-Butler 14. Danielle Moore- Butler Pair Yearling Ewes 1. Randy & Julie Rife 2. Mike Fox 3. Bryan Miller 4. Denise Hardisky 5. Danielle Moore- Butler Fall Ewe Lamb 1. Callie Taylor Champion Ewe 2. Kennedy Algire 3. Denise Hardisky 4. Bryan Miller 5. Bryan Miller Early Spring Ewe Lamb 1. Kennedy Algire Res. Champion Ewe 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Denise Hardisky 4. Kennedy Algire 5. Bryan Miller 6. Bryan Miller 7. Chloe Stonesifer 8. Mike Fox 9. Mike Fox 10. Bill Bryant 11. Bill Bryant 12. Citrus Triplett 13. Citrus Triplett 14. Danielle Moore- Butler Late Spring Ewe Lamb 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Randy & Julie Rife 4. Randy & Julie Rife 5. Chloe Stonesifer 6. Chloe Stonesifer 7. Bill Bryant 8. Kennedy Algire 9. Danielle Moore- Butler Pair Ewe Lambs 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Randy & Julie Rife 3. Denise Hardisky 4. Bryan Miller 5. Mike Fox 6. Chloe Stonesifer 7. Danielle Moore-Butler 8. Citrus Triplett

Exhibitor’s Flock 1. Kennedy Algire 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Randy & Julie Rife 4. Bryan Miller 5. Mike Fox 6. Danielle Moore-Butler Premier Exhibitor Kennedy Algire Premier Breeder Bryan Miller

Tulsa State Fair

Sept. 30 Judge: Jake Warntjes Yearling Ewe 1. Kaylee Shenold 2. Kaylee Shenold 3. Erica Nightengale 4.Trey Roberts 5.Tyler Thomason 6. Erica Nightengale 7.Wyatt Carson 8. Autumn Dotson Fall Ewe Lamb 1. Erica Nightengale 2. Autumn Dotson January Ewe Lamb 1. Kaylee Shenold February Ewe Lamb 1. Kaylee Shenold 2. Casen Schaefer 3. Erica Nightengale 4. Keilen Burkhalter March Ewe Lamb 1. Cade Charmasson Champion Ewe 2. Kaylee Shenold 3. Casen Schaefer 4.Tyler Thomason 5.Trey Roberts 6. Madison Hansen April Ewe Lamb 1. Kaylee Shenold Res. Champion Ewe 2. Destaney Edwards Pair of Ewe Lambs 1. Casen Schaefer 2. Kaylee Shenold Pair of Yearling Ewes 1. Kaylee Shenold 2. Erica Nightengale 3. Autumn Dotson __________________ Shropshire Voice

New York State Fair

Sept. 1 Judge: Evan Snyder Yearling Ram 1. Mandy Curtiss Champion Ram 2. Elizabeth Kron 3. Denise Hardisky 4. Mandy Curtiss Senior Ram Lamb 1. Conner Kane January Ram Lamb 1. Denise Hardisky Res. Champion Ram 2. Elizabeth Kron 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Conner Kane 5. Mandy Curtiss 6.Tessa Warner February Ram Lamb 1. Denise Hardisky 2. Emily West 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Destiny Powell 6. Destiny Powell Junior Ram Lamb 1. Brendan Pimm 2. Mandy Curtiss Pair Ram Lambs 1. Denise Hardisky 2. Brendan Pimm 3. Destiny Powell 4. Mandy Curtiss 5. Connor Kane Senior Yearling Ewe 1. Denise Hardisky 2. Brendan Pimm 3. Conner Kane

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4. Mandy Curtiss Junior Yearling Ewe 1. Mandy Curtiss 2. Eugene Bishop 3. Elizabeth Kron 4. Brendan Pimm 5. Mandy Curtiss 6. Brendan Pimm 7. Michelle Kane 8. Denise Hardisky 9. Conner Kane 10. Elizabeth Kron Pair Yearling Ewes 1. Mandy Curtiss 2. Brendan Pimm 3. Connor Kane 4. Denise Hardisky 5. Elizabeth Kron Senior Ewe Lamb 1. Elaine Jaycox 2. Conner Kane 3. Conner Kane January Ewe Lamb 1. Brendan Pimm Champion Ewe 2. Denise Hardisky Res. Champion Ewe 3. Elizabeth Kron 4. Destiny Powell 5. Destiny Powell 6. Mandy Curtiss 7.Tessa Warner February Ewe Lamb 1. Eugene Bishop 2. Elizabeth Kron 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Destiny Powell 5. Denise Hardisky 6. Mandy Curtiss 7. Elaine Jaycox 8. Mandy Curtiss

9. Destiny Powell 10. Conner Kane 11. Brendan Pimm Junior Ewe Lamb 1. Denise Hardisky 2. Mandy Curtiss 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Conner Kane 5. Destiny Powell 6. Mandy Curtiss Pair Ewe Lambs 1. Elizabeth Kron 2. Brendan Pimm 3. Denise Hardisky 4. Destiny Powell 5. Elaine Jaycox 6. Mandy Curtiss 7. Connor Kane Mixed Pair 1. Mandy Curtiss 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Elizabeth Kron 5. Destiny Powell 6. Connor Kane Pen 4 Lambs 1. Denise Hardisky 2. Brendan Pimm 3. Destiny Powell 4. Connor Kane 5. Mandy Curtiss Flock 1. Mandy Curtiss 2. Denise Hardisky 3. Brendan Pimm 4. Elizabeth Kron 5. Connor Kane

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ONLINE EWE LAMBS SALES Tuesday, March 26 • Tuesday, April 16 Hosted by Willoughby Livestock Sales.


CLSF 1837

CLSF 1852

Res. Champion Ram

at the National Junior Show

Junior Champion

at the National Junior Show

City Limits

Sheep Farm Tom Slutz & Family

P.O. Box 177, LaMoille, IL 61330 • tcslutz@gmail .com (815) 638-2177 • (815) 915-5624 (c)

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Brad Slutz & Family

Maple Park, IL 60151 • (815) 766-0584

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Selling lambs sired by Grey Goose, Burn Out, Entourage, Fear Factor and Chicago “Spice” Fleener 1864  NATIONAL FUTURITY WINNER

for Drake Slutz

1st & Res. Junior Champion at Wisconsin State Fair 2nd All-American & 5th National Junior Show

Fleener 1808

Fleener 1837 “Yeti”

1st Early Jr. Ram Lamb & Res. Jr. Champion 2018 NAILE

1st Jan. Ewe Lamb 2018 NAILE

Owned by Colby Clark

We thank these buyers in 2018: Miranda Hunter

• 5th Place, All-American • Reserve Ewe Lamb, Delaware State Fair Champion Delaware Jackpot • 5th Jan Ewe Lamb, NAILE

Drake Slutz

For purchase of Spice (pictured above)

Colby Clark

• Champion Ewe, Maryland State Fair •1st Place, Jan. Class, NAILE

Faith Calvin

• 1st Place January Buck, Sedalia • Champion Ram Missouri State Fair • 3rd Place Ram Lamb, Naile Jr. Show

Brown Family, Pennsylvania for their online purchases

Fleener Livestock – Tim & Sarah Fleener

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Robesonia, PA • (717) 413-5181 • Livestock

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Starter Flock

The Starter Flock Program is a project undertaken by the National Junior Shropshire Sheep Association to award a group of Shropshire ewes to a deserving youngster new to the breed. After five successful years with 48 applicants, the program continues in 2019. To apply, you are required to complete an application and submit an essay to the Shropshire office that should include background information about yourself and your interest in sheep. This document should illustrate your goals and intentions with the animals should you win the award.There should also be a budget included in the paperwork. You are asked to type your essay and submit it by March 15. Please include your mailing address and telephone number. All applicants should be between the ages of 8 and 20.The winner of the award will be notified and will receive a $1500 credit voucher from the ASRA to purchase two or more Shropshire ewes of his or her choice at any of the Shropshire sales in 2019. Application information will be available on and from the Shropshire office. To ensure the success of this program, financial contributions are needed for this worthwhile cause. Contact Secretary Becky Peterson with your support or inquiries. In 2018, these donors were added to `previous years’ Flock Starters: Craig and Andrea King, Kyle Gross, Jerry and Robin Pardus and Paul Young Family. They joined Kim and Justin Weckler, Tom Slutz Family, Noah Collins and Rick Whiting, Emily Washburn, JN Dirlam and Sons, Rick Adams, Plainview Farms, Doug, Tammy and Chris Whittaker, Knepp Shropshires, School-

house Shrops, Alan Bruhin, Chip Hallet, Jim Isler, the Klotz family, Danny and Cynde Rogers, Mark and Prudie Miller, Erik Mrozinski, Austin and Trent Bechtold, Claudia Snyder, Jim and Donna Gruenhagen, Dennis Avery, Gary Brockmann Family, Stacy Josefson, Randy and Julie Rife, Glenn and David High and Mark McCabe who have supported the program in the previous four years. It is important to know that several of the donors in this list have provided support for multiple years and show obvious support and interest in bringing new people into the breed and we appreciate their enthusiasm!


Sheep Co.

FFA Grand Champion Ewe ‘18 Mo State Fair

Sire: 2015 National Sale Res. Champ. Ram “Komodo” Bred To Slack Ram We Purchased At Midwest We Named “Capone.”

Andy, Jodi, Wyatt, Trey and Olivia Graves El Dorado Springs, MO 417-876-7136 or 417-296-5909

Webster Family SHROPSHIRES Bill, Ryan & Blake

413 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 207-831-0608 • _______ Page 30

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Adams Shropshires “Your Foundation For Quality”

2nd Place Jan. Ewe at NAILE, sired by Lefty (a Rocket son). Owned by Emily Washburn.

Avery’s National Sale Champion Ewe, sired by Rocket. Sold to Lane Falch.

Rocket and Rocket sons producing females that are successful in the breed. Ohio State Fair Champion Ewe, sired by Hidden Treasure (a son of Rocket) Owned by Jeff Ebert, sold to Mike Fox.

Rocket semen and Lefty semen is available.


10828 W 1000 S Rd., Bonfield, IL 60913 (815) 228-2903

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2019 LAMBS ARE ON THE GROUND! Now’s the time to add some


Private Sales are ALWAYS Welcome!

“Sugar” to your flock!

3 Sets of Sheep, 3 Great Additional Purchasing Options! FREE DELIVERY OF ANY SALE SHEEP TO EATON! April 1, 2019 – Catalog Sale Opens Watch for our 2nd annual catalog sale to be posted on our website. Purchase what you like for a set price. If you don’t like to play the “bidding” game, purchasing through our catalog is a convenient option! Pick up off the farm, free delivery to Eaton or we will work with you to arrange transportation. April 14, 2019 – Tri-State Elite Online Shropshire Sale Hosted by Willoughby’s. Bids open at 8am, close at 8pm EST. All ewe entries will be futurity nominated!  May 9-11, 2019 – Big Ohio Sale, Eaton

Sugar Ridge Ranch

StephenSon Jon, Charlotte & Vivian

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Viroqua, WI 54665 608-637-6474 (H) 608-774-3151 (C)

Check out our newly updated website!

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We Will Be Consigning To Spring Sales!


1340 Klingel Rd., Prospect, OH 43342 Cell (740) 360-7682 Email:

STEVE ISLER FAMILY 1313 Bethlehem Rd., Prospect, OH


El bury


SE Regional Show The Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, Tenn. is offering a chance to show Shropshires in a new venue in 2019 by hosting an open regional show on Friday, Aug. 23. Sheep may arrive on Thursday and are released after their show. Southdowns, and probably Dorpers, will have regionals on the same day. Other breeds will be exhibited on Saturday. A skillathon will be held all day Friday for youths involved in these regional shows and a lamb luncheon is available for all. The usual classes will be offered with eight places paying $30, $25, $20, $18, $15, $12, $10 and $5. Lebanon is located about 30 miles east of Nashville and is just north of Interstate 40. Shropshire exhibitors are encouraged to look into this opportunity. More news should be available in the May issue of the Voice. For more information, please visit

Mike & Karen Elsbury & Family 5385E 500N, Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 326-4461

We will be consigning sheep to the

Indiana Premier Sale We invite you to consign and come to the sale April 27 in Greenfield, Ind.

Junior Members! __________________ February 2019

The Indiana State Association will be giving away $1500 IN GIFT CERTIFICATES (4x $250 and 5x $100) for your purchase at the at the Indiana Premier sale! _______ Page 33

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How The States Rated With Number of Registrations Fiscal Year January 1 - December 31 2018 1) Ohio....................500 2) Indiana ...............338 3) Illinois .................304 4) Wisconsin ...........180 5) Pennsylvania ......114 6) Oklahoma ...........112 7) California ..............89 8) Missouri ................88 9) New York ..............82 10) Kansas .................72 11) Oregon .................69 12) Tennessee ............63 13) Iowa......................63 14) Maryland ..............52 15) Nebraska ..............43 16) Massachusetts .....39 17) Connecticut ..........39 18) Maine ...................39 19) New Hampshire....36 20) Michigan ...............35 21) Minnesota.............27 22) Delaware ..............22 23) Montana ...............17 24) Washington ..........17 25) Idaho ....................15 26) Texas ....................14 27) Louisiana ................5 28) New Jersey ............3

Total .......................2480 __________________ February 2019

2017 1) Ohio....................548 2) Indiana ...............327 3) Illinois .................275 4) Wisconsin ...........165 5) Pennsylvania ......122 6) Missouri ..............119 7) Oklahoma ...........100 8) New York ..............98 9) Tennessee ............91 10) Connecticut ..........66 11) Oregon .................65 12) California ..............63 13) Iowa......................63 14) Kansas .................60 15) Nebraska ..............48 16) Maryland ..............45 17) Minnesota.............42 18) Michigan ...............38 19) Maine ...................37 20) Massachsetts .......37 21) New Hampshire....37 22) Delaware ..............22 23) Washington ..........22 24) Idaho ....................21 25) Montana ...............20 26) Texas ....................11 27) Louisiana ................7 28) New Jersey ............4 29) North Carolina ........1 30) Vermont ..................1 Total .......................2555

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2016 Ohio....................524 Indiana ...............361 Illinois .................276 Oklahoma ...........139 Pennsylvania ......129 Wisconsin ...........124 New York ..............98 Missouri ................95 Tennessee ............75 Kansas .................68 Iowa......................66 Oregon .................56 Maryland ..............52 Massachusetts .....44 Connecticut ..........40 Maine ...................38 California ..............36 Nebraska ..............34 New Hampshire....34 Minnesota.............32 Delaware ..............26 Washington ..........17 Idaho ....................16 Montana ...............15 Michigan ...............15 Texas ......................8 Louisiana ................7 New Jersey ............3 Florida ....................1

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2018 Shropshire Futurity Standings FINAL Rank


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Regional Ewe Lamb East Region   1. Oliver Nicholson CLSF 1864 Jaedyn Slutz Ohio Classic   2. Mallory Anderson Clark 1810 Brady Clark Ohio Classic   3. Lizzy Miller Rife 18-087 Randy & Julie Rife Online Sale Mid East 1. Emily Stevens Rife 18-104 Randy & Julie Rife Ohio Classic 2. Emily Stevens Rife 18-002 Randy & julie Rife Ohio Classic 3. Callie Taylor O’Neill 17-7 O’Neill Shropshires Great Lakes 4. Taylor Ruff CHCL G1867 Jason Heeg Ohio Classic 5. Annie Saling McCabe 0057 Mark & Marilyn McCabe Ohio Classic 6. Allison Wolford Shippy 1893 Edison Shippy Fam Ohio Classic 7. Bo Wolford CLSF 1819 Jaedyn Slutz Ohio Classic 8. Taylor Ruff Schoolhouse 1801 Schoolhouse Shropshires Indiana Premier 9. Annie Saling High Life Farm 1834 David High Ohio Classic 10. Mattilyn Wolford High Life 1862 David High Ohio Classic 11. Sophia Wolford High Life 1864 David High Ohio Classic West & Central 1. Drake Slutz Fleener 1864 Tim & Sarah Fleener Online Sale 2. Mackenzie Padgett Rife 18-011 Randy & Julie Rife Online Sale 3. Tori Hiatt Adams 1761 Adams Shropshires Oline Sale 4. Kaylee Elsbury Double Doc 1826 Tim Elsbury Indiana Premier 5. Layne Lingley CLSF 1869 Jaedyn Slutz Ohio Classic 6. Charlie Majors CLSF 1854 Jaedyn Slutz Ohio Classic 7. Lane Falch Avery 17-29 Avery Shropshires Ohio Classic 8. Charlie Majors CLSF 1836 Jaedyn Slutz Ohio Classic 9. Lane Falch Rife 18-012 Randy & Julie Rife Online Sale 10. Landon Jackson Sand Meadow 1814 Addisen Nicholson Ohio Classic 11. Landon Jackson Step Ahead 2739 Step Ahead Shropshires Ohio Classic 12. Kirsten Keck CLSF 1842 Jaedyn Slutz MWSRS 13 tie Dash Heeg Powell 1741 Destiny Powell Ohio Classic 13 tie Camden Cory JEM 1816 Mike Fox Indiana Premier 15. Dash Heeg City Limits 1813 Jaedyn Slutz Online Sale 16. Noah Collins Sand Meadow 1801 Addisen Nicholson Ohio Classic 17. Layne Lingley K Adams 18014 Kylie Adams Online Classic Ewe Lamb Over All 1. Drake Slutz Fleener 1864 Tim & Sarah Fleener $398.40 2. Oliver Nicholson CLSF 1864 Jaedyn Slutz $265.60 3. Emily Stevens Rife 18-104 Randy & Julie Rife $199.20 4. Emily Stevens Rife 18-002 Randy & Julie Rife $166.00 5. Callie Taylor O’Neill 17-7 O’Neill Shropshires $132.80 6. Mackenzie Padgett Rife 18-011 Randy & Julie Rife $  99.60 7. Taylor Ruff CHCL G1867 Jaedyn Slutz $  66.40 8. Tori Hiatt Adams 1761 Adams Shropshires 9. Kaylee Elsbury Double Dock 1826 Tim Elsbury 10. Annie Saling McCabe 0057 Mark & Marilyn McCabe 11. Layne Lingley CLSF 1869 Jaedyn Slutz 12. Charlie Majors CLSF 1854 Jaedyn Slutz 13. Lane Falch Avery 17-29 Avery Shropshires 14. Charlie Majors CLSF 1836 Jaedyn Slutz 15. Allison Wolford Shippy 1893 Edison Shippy Fam 16. Lane Falch Rife 18-012 Randy & Julie Rife 17. Landon Jackson Sand Meadow 1814 Addisen Nicholson 18. Landon Jackson Step Ahead 2739 Step Ahead Shropshires 19. Kirsten Keck DLSF 1842 Jaedyn Slutz 20 tie Dash Heeg Powell 1741 Destiny Powell 20 tie Camden Cory JEM 1816 Mike Fox _______ Page 36

Ewe Lamb Fund


$265.60 $199.20 $132.80 $265.60 $199.20 $132.80 $  66.40

$265.60 $199.20 $132.80 $  66.40

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22. Bo Wolford CLSF 1819 Jaedyn Slutz 23. Dash Heeg City Limits 1813 Jaedyn Slutz 24. Mallory Anderson Clark 1810 Brady Clark 25. Noah Collins Sand Meadow 1801 Addisen Nicholson 26. Layne Lingley K. Adams 18014 Kylie Adams 27. Taylor Ruff Schoolhouse 1801 Schoolhouse Shropshires 28. Annie Saling High Life Farm 1834 David High 29. Mattilyn Wolford High Life 1862 David High 30. Sophia Wolford High Life 1864 David High 31. Lizzy Miller Rife 18-087 Randy & Julie Rife Yearling Ewe Rank Owner Flock Tag Breeder Sale 1. Kennedy Algire Slack 7422 Tom Slack renominated 2. Kylie Adams Rife 17-244 Randy & Julie Rife renominated 3. Addisen Nicholson CLSF 1710 Jaedyn Slutz renominated 4. Kennedy Algire Elsbury 1649 Mike & Karen Elsbury renominated 5. Kaylee Elsbury Double Doc 17-35 Tim Elsbury Indiana Premier 6. Taylor Ruff High Life 1720 David High renominated 7. Isabella Wolford JEM 1725 Mike Fox Ohio Classic 8. Taylor Ruff Schoolshouse 1760 Schoolhouse Shrops renominated 9. Bo Wolford Step Ahead 2724 Step Ahead Shrops Ohio Classic 10. Kacie Haag Adams 1705 Adams Shropshires renominated 11. Allison Wolford Step Ahead 2728 Step Ahead Shrops Ohio Classic 12. Bo Wolford High 156 Glenn High Fam Ohio Classic

YE Fund $760 $190.00 $152.00 $114.00 $  76.00 $  38.00 $  38.00 $  38.00 $  38.00 $  38.00 $  38.00

Oliver Nicholson, East Regional Futurity

Emily Stevens, Mid East Futurity

Drake Slutz,West/Central Futurity

Kennedy Algire,Yearling Ewe Futurity

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7.Vivian Stephenson 8. Oliver Nicholson 9. Kennedy Algire 10. Kennedy Algire 11.Taylor Kemp Early Yearling Ewe 1. Kasey Copeland, Res. Senior & Res. Grand Champion Ewe 2. Alexis Hickman 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Jaedyn Slutz 5. Austin Brockmann 6. Brady & Rylie Miller 7. Quincy Moore 8. Charlie Majors 9. Charlie Majors 10.Vivian Stephenson 11. Keegan & Mackenzie Padgett 12. Brady & Rylie Miller 13. Addisen Nicholson 14. Addisen Nicholson 15. Kennedy Algire Late Yearling Ewe 1. Jaedyn Slutz, Sr. & Grand Champion Ewe

NAILE Nov. 11 Judge: Justin Benz Senior Ram Lamb 1.Taylor Ruff 2. Rachel Flanders Early Junior Ram Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz Res. Champion Ram 2. Rachel Flanders 3. Faith Calvin 4. Quincy Moore 5. Kenyon Buckland 6.Victoria Kovacs 7. Addisen Nicholson 8.Taylor Kemp Late Junior Ram Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz Grand Champion Ram 2. Austin Brockmann 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Luke Raudebaugh 5. Austin Brockmann 6. Dalton Payne

2. Christian Dimmerling 3. Rachel Flanders 4. Jaedyn Slutz 5.Vivian Stephenson 6. Kylie Adams 7. Quincy Moore 8. Kennedy Algire 9. Isabella Wolford 10. Kaylee Bazille Senior Ewe Lamb 1. Bryce Clayton 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3.Vivian Stephenson 4. Jaedyn Slutz 5. Callie Taylor 6. Emily Stevens 7. Lane Falch 8.Tori Hiatt 9. Rachel Flanders 10. Lane Falch 11. Mackenzie Padgett 12.Taylor Kemp Early January Ewe Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz 2. Kylie Adams 3. Kacie Haag 4.Victoria Kovacs 5. Kyla, Kade & Kinsey

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Mennen 6. Kendal Rosen 7.Vivian Stephenson 8. Garrett Friesen 9. Melinda Raudebaugh 10. Rachel Flanders 11. Kenyon Buckland 12. Heather Swartz 13. Brody & Grady Piel 14. Brady & Rylie Miller 15. Kennedy Algire 16.Tyler Harter 17. Johnna Hiatt 18. Riley Smith 19. Addisen Nicholson 20. Layne Lingley 21. Layne Lingley Late January Ewe Lamb 1. Rachel Flanders 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3. Quincy Moore 4.Victoria Kovacs 5. Emily Stevens 6. Hayden Horning 7. Emily Stevens 8. Addisen Nicholson 9. Kennedy Algire 10. Bo Wolford 11. Jasmine & Bryce Rudicel 12. Alexis Hickman 13. Alexis Bowman

14. Charlie Majors 15. Brooke Edington 16.TJ Belt 17. Sophie & Wyatt Harrell 18. Faith Calvin 19.Taylor Kemp 20.Taylor Ruff Early February Ewe Lamb 1. Kendal Rosen, Res. Jr. Champion Ewe 2. Emily Stevens 3. Jaedyn Slutz 4. Rachel Flanders 5. Drake Slutz 6. Jordyn Leininger 7. Quincy Moore 8. Blake & Kyle Schnackenberg 9. Kenyon Buckland 10. Kennedy Algire 11. Lane Falch 12.Vivian Stephenson 13.Taylor Ruff 14. Abby Isler 15. Allison Wolford 16. Charlie Majors 17. Katelyn VonBehrens 18. Kirsten Keck Late February Ewe Lamb 1. Jaedyn Slutz, Junior Champion Ewe 2. Drew Miller

3. Kenyon Buckland 4. Emily Stevens 5. Hayden Horning 6. Layne Lingley 7. Brady & Rylie Miller 8. Kennedy Algire 9. Bryce Clayton 10. Oliver Nicholson 11. Keilen Burkkhalter 12. Keegan & Mackenzie Padgett 13.Taylor Ruff 14. Alexandra Swan 15. Alyssa Stillman 16. Quincy Moore March Ewe Lamb 1. Faith Calvin 2. Jaedyn Slutz 3. Austin Brockmann 4. Rachel Flanders 5. Sydney Petersen 6.Trey Roberts 7. Jaedyn Slutz 8. Luke Raudebaugh 9.Taylor Kemp 10. Kennedy Algire 11. Kennedy Algire 12.Vivian Stephenson 13. Kenyon Buckland 14.Taylor Young 15. Sophie & Wyatt Harrell

American Shropshire Juniors By Rylie Miller, Indiana Junior Coordinator Back in November at the North American International Livestock Exposition, the juniors met to hold their annual meeting. They enjoyed a presentation by Melanie Barkley on keeping flock records, and even participated in a skillathon. The new officers of the American Shropshire Junior Association were voted on at this meeting for this upcoming year. Isabella Wolford is the president, Lane Falch is the vice president, Vivian Stephenson is the secretary, and Addisen Nicholson is the treasurer. The overall futurity winners were also announced this weekend: Drake Slutz being the Ewe Lamb Futurity Winner and Kennedy Algire the Yearling Ewe Futurity Winner. New this year, at the sale in Eaton, the juniors will be holding a judging contest for all Shropshire Association members (yes, the juniors and the adults) based on breed characteristics. There will be prizes for the junior members and it will be a great learning opportunity. Also, all junior members should be on the lookout for Rylie Miller at the sale, she will have a gift for all juniors! Additionally, be sure to be filling out the applications for the national royalty program and the start a flock program, the deadlines are quickly approaching! _______ Page 40

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All-American Junior Show to expand in 2019 by another half day With the last two years’ shows being relatively huge, the July “Sheepcation” event expands by half a day in 2019 at the State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. The need to expand is a good problem to have proving that the event is important to so many young sheep exhibitors and their families. The All-American Junior Show welcomes the Suffolk breed this year. The dates are July 4-7. The barn opens at noon on July 2 and all sheep must be penned by noon on Thursday, July 4. Exhibitor registration check-in begins Thursday morning, followed by the beginning of the early event activities such as Lamb Camp, skillathon, promotion items, the judging contest, leadline and an ice cream social. Friday jumps awake at 8 a.m. with the opening ceremonies and all of the showmanship classes. Virtual shearing returns and some of

the other activities continue. Breed classes will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday with three rings each day with judges: Tim Hall, Matt Scramlin and Ryan Hendricks. The Blome Pizza Party and the three-onthree basketball will finish up Friday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Saturday, continues with breed classes all day and a Kansas BBQ for dinner. Matt Scramlin will sort the Shropshires as the first breed on Sunday, July 7, followed by the three-on-three basketball and the closing ceremonies. General sponsorship is always needed. Look for the big ticket items to be auctioned off at the Big Ohio Sale and the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. As usual, raffle tickets will be available at many spring events and gift baskets/ items for the silent auction at the show are always appreciated. Specific funding for the

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Shropshire show will be sought as the spring season progresses. Look for details of this 26th annual show on allamericanjuniorshow. com. There you will find information on nearby accommodations, final schedules, breed, entry, and contact information. And when the show closes on July 6, make your plans for 2020 at Michigan State University!

Successful Royalty program to continue After a royal success in 2018, the ASRA will seek youth royalty again this year. Applications will be accepted for the following categories: Ages 5-10 for Little Bo Peep or Little Boy Blue; Ages 11-16 for Shropshire Princess or Prince; and Ages 17-21 for Shropshire Queen or Ambassador. The winners should be responsible for attending one major Shropshire sale (Eaton, Stars of Louisville, etc.) and two designated shows (All-American, NAILE, the national sale, etc.) Duties will include presenting awards at such events. Winners will be awarded sashes. One title will be awarded in each category each year for a maximum of three. Both girls and boys are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the youth page of the Shropshire website or can be requested from the office. Applications are due in the office March 15th. The selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors. Winners will be notified in time to make plans to attend the Classic Sale in Eaton, Ohio where the presentations will be made during the judging for the National Sale. For applications or questions please contact the Shropshire office at 413-624-9652 or

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Top Registering Breeders in 2018 Corrected from February Voice 1. Randy & Julie Rife, Yellow Springs, OH..........................104 2. Jaedyn Slutz City Limits, Maple Park, IL ........................73 3. Fred & Lynge Groverman, Petaluma, CA..........................68 4. Cody Hiemke, Stoughton,WI...49 5. Rachel Flanders, Noblesville, IN........................40 6. David & Jodi High, McDermott, OH......................36 7. BWB Farms Inc, Martinsville, OH......................34 8. Tim Barnes, Radnor, OH........33 9. Mike Fox, Tipp City, OH.........32 10. Jim & Donna Gruenhagen, Davenport, IA.........................32 11. Christine & Monica Ebert, Saint George, KS....................31 12. Step Ahead Shrops, Gilsun, IL..................................29 13. Stephanie Booren, Albany, OR..............................28 14. Mike & Karen Elsbury, Greenfield, IN.........................28 15. Ryan Kerr, Shiocton, WI.........28 16. Brianna Brockmann, Garden Prairie, IL....................27 17. Tim Elsbury Family, Adell, WI..................................24 18. Blake Webster, Windham, ME.........................24 19. Bryant Shropshires, Fredericktown, OH - .............23 20. Joe & Cheryl Majors, Milan, MI..................................23 21. Destiny Powell, Rome, PA.................................23 22. Tom Slack, North Manchester, IN..............................................23 _______ Page 43

Sheep booster inducted into livestock breeder’s hall of fame By Tom C. Doran For Illinois Agrinews Publications Reprinted with permission Mike Anderson’s first try at raising sheep got off to a rough start. The then nine-year-old had just joined 4-H and with the support of his folks, Gordon and Dorothea, he got a bred Suffolk ewe to care for on the family’s rural Paxton, Ill. farm. The good news was the ewe gave birth to twins. Unfortunately, the twins died a few days after birth as did the ewe shortly thereafter. It was no doubt tough for the young lad, but Anderson never wavered from that experience and purchased his first purebred Shropshire ewe the following year from Everett Glasgow of Allerton farms, Monticello and began showing in 4-H. He’s been raising Shropshires ever since, and over the next 60 years, he developed a nationally renowned reputation for raising quality purebred sheep and collected numer-

Mike Anderson with his 2010 Reserve Champion Ewe at Illinois and Kentucky State Fairs. _______ Page 44

ous honors at shows throughout the Midwest and beyond. Anderson’s commitment to the sheep industry was recognized Dec. 7, 2018 when he was inducted into the Land of Lincoln Purebred Livestock Breeders Association’s Hall of Fame. His portrait joins other livestock industry leaders at the Illinois Department of Agriculture. “When I think about Mike and all of the things that he’s done, I think about his dedication and his commitment to his home, to community, to this organization and the Shropshire organization,” Doug Anderson, retired high school ag teacher and long-time friend, said during the induction presentation. “It’s a real honor. When they said at our meeting last January that I was going to be the inductee, I was quite honored to think that they would recognize me.You don’t really think that you maybe deserve it, or maybe,‘oh, I didn’t do that much to deserve an award like this,’ ’’ Mike Anderson said. The humble new hall of famer’s body of work exemplifies how important he has been to the industry over the years. He was 12 years old when he first showed Shropshires at the Illinois State Fair and continued to raise the purebreds through high school. After graduating from high school, Anderson attended Illinois Commercial College where he earned a degree in accounting. He served in the Air Force Reserve from 1969 to 1974. His career beyond raising sheep and helping on the family farm began in 1967, when he worked at Meadow Gold Dairy, Champaign, followed by employment at Rantoul-based Mid-Continental telephone company from 1968-1974. Anderson then worked at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, Paxton, from 1974 to his retirement in 2010, where he was in the __________________ Shropshire Voice

accounting department and was then transferred to the operations and engineering department. He continues to be an usher for events at the University of Illinois State Farm Center. He started there in 1974. Anderson’s full-time employment off the farm didn’t deter him from continuing his interest in raising purebred sheep, and a chance meeting at the Illinois State Fair in 1977 provided an opportunity and developed lifelong friendships. It was then that Anderson met Darrell and Paula Rincker of Stewardson, who also shared his interest and enthusiasm in the purebred sheep industry. The Rinckers started showing Anderson’s sheep in 1978 and earned champion ewe honors. Darrell continued to show Mike’s sheep until his passing in 2010. Darrell’s son, Dusty, continued showing the sheep until Mike’s retirement in 2013. Anderson’s Shropshires have garnered a long list of honors over the years, including Indiana State Fair premier exhibitor, 1978 to 1995; Ohio State Fair premier exhibitor each of the three years entered; Illinois State Fair premier exhibitor multiple years; North American International Livestock Exposition premier exhibitor numerous times at Louisville, Ky.; and national champion honors at competitions in Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma and California. His final honor came in 2014 when his ewe, “Dorothy” was named national reserve champion. Fittingly, that last ewe Mike raised and showed was named after his mother. Spreading Excellence His commitment to excellence was evident when he purchased a ram, “2nd Century,” from the University of Connecticut in 1984 at the Centennial National Shropshire sale in Peoria. The ram put Anderson on the map in the Shropshire breed. The ram was ahead of his time in phenotype and many lambs were produced from this sire and sold nationwide. Beyond the ribbons and hardware Anderson’s Shropshires received over the years, he’s

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Lyle Dorjahn, right, president of LLPLBA, presents Mike Anderson, left, the photo that will join other past honorees in the IL Dept. of Ag. also proud of being awarded his 50-year pin from the Land of Lincoln Purebred Livestock Breeder’s Association (LLPLBA) for 50 years of exhibiting at the Illinois State Fair. He also has been a judge three times at the national show at the North American International Livestock Exposition, as well as a judge at Indiana,Wisconsin, Payallup and Washington State Fairs. Anderson’s involvement in the purebred livestock industry goes beyond his farm and shows. He served on the LLPLBA board from 1994 to 2014 and was president of the organization in 2011-12. Anderson was elected director of the American Shropshire Registry Association in 1983. He was elected the president of the organization in 1987 and held that post for three years. He served on the board for 21 years, never missing a meeting. He’s also been a member of the Illinois Shropshire Association for over 50 years, where he’s held the posts of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and board member. Anderson is also the sheep superintendent for the Ford County Fair. Locally, Anderson is a member of the Paxton United Methodist Church, where he’s served as trustee chairman and finance chairman of the church council; a member of the Paxton-Buckley Local FFA Alumni Association _______ Page 45

and a Patton Township trustee. Anderson said it’s an honor to join the list of so many other purebred livestock boosters who paved the way for the industry over the years. The list includes Anderson’s former neighbor who was among the original group to start the association. “It’s been privilege to be in the purebred livestock association,” he said. “This thing about dedication and commitment just keeps coming to mind for me when

I think about Mike, and that is truly a testament to his dedication in virtually everything he does,” Doug Anderson said. “Mike believes in leadership for himself and respect for others. When you think of all of the years he served in leadership capacities with the different organizations, I know in my community Mike is one of the most respected people there. I’m not aware of a more honest and fair person than Mike Anderson.”

~ In Memoriam ~

Steven Allen Pickett

Steven Allen Pickett, 39, passed away Oct. 13, 2018. He was born in Bartholomew County, Ind. on July 17, 1979 to Gary Pickett and Gail Cody Wall. Steve graduated from Edinburgh High School in 1997, and worked as the maintenance supervisor for Republic Services. He married Hannah Schopmeyer on July 7, 2007, a long-time Shropshire breeder.They attended Zion United Church of Christ. Steve loved spending time with his family. In his free time he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Being a diesel mechanic by trade, he also enjoyed working on vehicles. He also mentored two children

A peaceful place…

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like they were his own, Sarah and Rachel Swank. Steve was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elvin and Clara Pickett as well as his maternal grandparents, George and Margie Cody. Survivors Include his father and mother, his wife, Hannah Pickett, son Cole Pickett, daughters Sarah Mann, Haley Pickett; two step-brothers, one sister.

My father always went to the barn and checked the livestock before bed. …The barn, late at night, in the cold winter, is the most peaceful place in all the world. I can see why God chose the stable for the birthplace of His Son. I believe one can be closer to God in a barn with livestock than anywhere else. The cows are quiet, the sheep are lying down, many with lambs close by. Comforting soft sounds come from the hogs. This has always been my favorite place and time to sit and thank God for His many blessings. I thank my father, too, for showing me the most peaceful place in the world. By Kathy (Richter) Shuler (Shared by Bob Johnson, Mo. on Facebook) __________________ Shropshire Voice

Winning Trophy group,Wisconsin State Fair and Chicago International, 1962.

A Shropshire Dynasty

By Randy Rife Historian

McKerrow Farms

Since my Dad bought some Shropshire ewes for us kids back in the fall of 1961, the McKerrow name was most prestigious. Ten years later Emil Hartzell asked if I would drive his car with him and his wife, Evie, to the July 1971 Sale. We got there mid-afternoon on Friday, checked out the sheep and enjoyed a great evening meal on the lawn with Shropshire folks from coast to coast. We stayed with Bud Hanson a few miles away both Friday and Saturday nights. Julie and I were married in June of 1973 and Emil wanted Julie and I to drive them to the McKerrow sale five weeks later. I bought a nice set of twin ewe lambs toward the end of the sale that proved to be a great addition to our young flock. This was their ninth and final production sale. They had scheduled one for July of 1975, but this letter was sent out just a few weeks ahead announcing it would be their dispersal:

Dear Friend, We are holding a dispersal sale of the McKerrow Shropshire Flock at the farm on Saturday, July 26, 1975. All of our tops will be exposed for sale. A small number of our ewes will be brought into the ring in pairs and will be sold “Buyer’s Choice.” The remaining one will be kept. This year’s lamb crop, which is arriving and looks great, will be included. This early invitation is sent in appreciation of your importance in the future of the breed. It is with great reluctance that we take this step after 75 years of constructive work with Shropshires. “The Best Are None Too Good,” used by George McKerrow (1852-1946) known internationally for his development of Shropshires, has been carried on by son Gavin and family. We know the Shropshire breed is continuing to improve and they have a bright future. This

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Shropshire and Oxford Sheep Pewaukee, Wisconsin

First prize Trophy group 1964 International.

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Memorial Award Winner and Association Trophy Group, Best Seven Head 1966 International. dispersal will give you a chance at some of the great individuals. Due to changing times and interests, the McKerrow family agrees that the July 26 Dispersal is the right step. Part of the farms are being rented and William is now President of Golden Guernsey Dairy and in this role is committed to a full time, challenging job away from the farm. Our interest in Shropshires will be continued in a small way with the few ewes kept as a result of the “Buyer’s Choice” pairings. We hope you can be with us on July 26. A catalog will be sent to you later. Sincerely yours, McKerrow Farms Enid Schlipf of Illinois and Sam Washburn of Indiana hustled up there and bought the flock. This was an end of an era! Many, many years with a dynamic influence on our beloved Shropshire breed. I asked Rinda to print these group pictures of some of McKerrow’s winning flocks. Study the really awesome breed character especially the group of ewes on the alfalfa pasture with Gavin keeping them together. The following was written by Doug Chambers in the 1984 100 Year Centennial Book: George A. McKerrow In 1924 George A. McKerrow took the reins as 14th president of the American Shropshire Registry Association. There would be little contradiction to the claim that the one family most nearly synonymous with the first century of American Shropshires was McKerrow and Sons of Pewaukee, Wis. The _______ Page 48

dynasty began with George, a man of such unselfish energy he was chosen for leadership in nearly every enterprise he undertook. He was a skilled breeder, showman and businessman, a noted public speaker, famous for his renditions of Scottish songs and active in community, state and national affairs. His life reads like the evolution of the U.S. sheep industry. George became a shepherd at eight years of age when his step-father gave him 10 old ewes. At 13 he won his first county-fair blue ribbon with American Merinos. In 1876 he acquired a flock of purebred Cotswolds. These rams were in great demand at $25 per head for crossing on Merino ewes in Waukeshaw County. Two years later McKerrow took over a Southdown flock, descendants of two rams from Queen Victoria’s estate, which had been selected and sent to America as a gift by the Prince of Wales. For 20 years this flock won many championships. In the same year, McKerrow began importing Oxfords from Canada, and later from England. Until after the 2nd World War, his flock provided many of the foundation animals for American’s leading breeders of Oxfords, as well as nearly monopolizing the show circuit. The Shropshire flock was started in 1882, two years before the American Association was founded. In 1894, when put in charge of Wisconsin Farmer’s Institutes, which required a lot of travel, he decided to cut down on chores by accepting a good offer for his 100ewe flock. His two oldest boys, George, 14 and William, 12, soon persuaded their mother to suggest bringing back their old favorites, and in 1898 a new Shropshire flock was started. As the McKerrow family grew (another son, __________________ Shropshire Voice

A.J. Knollin Memorial Award & Association Trophy 1970 International. Gavin, ultimately succeeded his father as head of the domain), a nationally acclaimed Guernsey herd was developed and there were at least four stock farms around the area under McKerrow management. George McKerrow roamed the western livestock world judging and trading in breeding stock, making many visits to the leading flocks in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain, where he addressed the Royal Agricultural Society. He judged at the first International Livestock Exposition in 1900 and represented the industry in Washington, D.C., several times. His writings and talks about his travels and observations were filled with useful ideas. Among the confirmed honors he is known to have received, the most cherished was having his portrait hung in the Saddle and Sirloin Club Portrait Gallery. He served as president of the American Oxford Down Record, the American Romney Breeders and the American Shropshire Registry Associations and probably of others not uncovered in research for this history. It was, however, in the ‘get-

of-sire’ category that George A. McKerrow staked out his claim; three generations of skilled, active livestock breeders followed in his footsteps. Gavin McKerrow Gavin McKerrow was elected president in 1938. Gavin was George’s youngest son and the second Wisconsinite repeating his family’s name as head of the ASRA. He was born and lived his life at the big house at farm #1 between Pewaukee and Hartland. Childhood illness made him seem frail all of his 80-plus years, but he grew up deeply imbued with the family tradition and international reputation; in his lifetime he accentuated the heritage, becoming himself a powerful influence in purebred livestock, community and business affairs. Like his father, Gavin was a good speaker; a perennial specialty being his concise, moralistic deeply-moving benedictions. He possessed a keen eye for excellent breeding animals, a phenomenal memory for pedigrees, loved the show ring and had a reputation as an intense competitor. In addition to continuing the top-

Gavin McKerrow with a set of fancy ewes on lush alfalfa.

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ranked Shropshire and Oxford flocks and serving as president for both breeds he built up a fine Guernsey herd and was president of the American Guernsey Cattle Club. Gavin was a skillful breed improver and among the first to sense and capitalize on changing demands. He judged cattle and sheep all over America, but probably his greatest impact on the purebred industry was his organizational skill and systematic approach to the business of breeding, promoting and selling his products.The biennial McKerrow production sales, often with leading guests consignors, set the industry pattern. Gavin had a knack of finding affluent buyers, but he gladly helped finance or provide temporary accommodations for beginners with little but ambition for collateral. He helped organize and spent his active lifetime as president-manager of what was at that time the largest milk processing plant in the country, the Golden Guernsey Dairy Cooperative, with over 500 members. Will McKerrow Will McKerrow was elected president and thus came to pass another of the historical chain of events linking the McKerrow ‘Clan” with the Shropshire Association. As we have seen, the only state to produce father-son Shrop presidents (not once, but three times), was the Badger State of Wisconsin, so this

land of lakes and dairy cows was the only place lightning struck three times. When Will McKerrow took the gavel from Bob Thurman he followed his grandfather George and his father Gavin as Shropshire presidents. But that rare feat was not the only similarity. Like his forebears, “Will’ also served as president of the Oxford Sheep Association and the American Guernsey Cattle Club; judged sheep and dairy cattle at many big shows and succeeded his father as the head of the Golden Guernsey Cooperative for eight years. He went beyond these ‘family traditions’ to serve as president of the American Sheep Producers Council and was on the Wisconsin Board of Agriculture. He started with his sisters in 4-H in the 1930s, attended the University of Wisconsin a year and then managed the McKerrow dairy and sheep operations for 32 years. He still found time for activities in his church, on the school board, state livestock organizations, Farm Bureau and the Republican Party and was honored by both the University and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Will had two sisters very involved with the Shrops. Helen Pugh was the editor of “The Shrop” promotional magazine, the mid 1950s version of our current “Voice.” Isabel Brown and her husband,Warren, had their own flock of Shropshires focusing on imports from England and their progeny.

Shropshire Calendar of Events

March 15 March 15 April 27 May 9-11 May 11 May 25-26 June 1 June 1 June 24-29 July 4-7 Nov. 14-21 Nov. 16

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...... Deadline for May Voice ....... Deadline for Starter Flock and Royalty applications ...... Indiana Premier Sale, Greenfield, IN ....... Ohio Classic National Sale, Eaton, OH ...... Centerstage Website Auction ..... Great Lakes Sale ...... Deadline for 2019 Scholarship Applications ....... Midwest Junior Preview Show, Sedalia, MO ...... Midwest Stud Ram Sale, Sedalia, MO ...... All American Junior Show, Hutchison, KS ...... NAILE Sheep Show ....... Stars of Louisville Sale, Louisville, KY

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P.O. Box 136 Fredericktown, OH 43019

BRYANT 18-054

• 2nd Place, 2018 OSF Junior Show • 1st Place, 2018 OSF Open Show • 4th Place, 2018 Naile Open Show

BRYANT 18-070

• 1st Place, 2018 OSF Jr. Show • 3rd Place, 2018 OSF Open Show • Supreme Champion, 2018 OSF Jr. Show

BRYANT 18-003

Purchased Off Farm By The Radabaugh Family • 1st Place Early Ram, 2018 OSF Jr. Show • 3rd Place Early Ram, 2018 OSF Open Show


The entire show crew was present except RJ Creamer who seemed to have mysteriously sneak away.

SLACK 7422

• 1st Place Yearling Ewe, 2018 OSF Jr. Show Res Champ • 2nd Place Class 1 Yearling Ewe, 2018 OSF Open Show Res Champ • 1st Place Class 1 Yearling Ewe, 2018 NAILE • 1st Place Class Yearling Ewe, 2018 KILE Jr. and Open Show • 2nd Place Class 2, All American 2018 Jr. Show

We will be consigning to SUPER 6 ONLINE EWE LAMB SALE April 22 hosted by Willoughby’s and the INDIANA PREMIER SHEEP SALE April 27 in Greenfield, IN

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Breeder’s Index This list is a paid subscription published both in the Voice and on

Adams Shropshires 10828 W 1000 S Rd Bonfield, IL 60913 Cell: (815) 228-2903 Anderson Farms Matthew, Christie, Emily & Andrew 11307 Walnut Ave. Oakdale, CA 95361 (660) 988-3503 Anderson, Michael L. 346 N 1600 E Paxton, IL 60957 (217) 379-3189 Cell: (217) 781-3348, Avery, Dennis & Nancy Avery Shropshires 1500 Douglas Road Bremen, IN 46506 (574) 209-0988 Floyd & Sharon Avery (229) 942-3415 Barnes, Chad & Molly Barnes Unlimited LLC 2021 Co Rd 159 Ashley, OH 43003 (740) 972-8766 Barnes, Shane & Kim SKB Shropshires 1122 Browns Creek Rd. Sycamore, PA 15364 (724) 852-2673 Barnes, Tim & Deb Barnes Farms 5707 Mooney Road Radnor, OH 43066 (740) 494-2125 Cell: (740) 815-2402 _______ Page 52

Bechtold, Austin & Trent 4068 E 1100 N N. Manchester, IN 46962 (260) 578-7769 Brandt, Jim Brandt Sheep Farms 8181 SR 274 Anna, OH 45302 (419) 629-1188 Cell: (937) 658-3119 Brockmann Shropshires Gary, Vicky, Brianna & Austin 2011 Blake Road Garden Prairie, IL 61038 (815) 544-4515 BWB Farms, Inc. 1779 Green Road Martinsville, OH 45146 Randy Barr (937) 288-0001 Rick Whiting: (937) 685-2603 Brandt, Jim Brandt Sheep Farms 8181 SR 274 Anna, OH 45302 (419) 629-1188 Cell: (937) 658-3119 Brown, Rob and Ron Clay-Nob Farms 17527 Maple Drive Saegertown, PA 16433 (814) 431-8133 Call, C. Donald 964 Mohawk Trail Shelburne, MA 01370 (413) 625-2436 Crago Brothers Shropshires Steve & Louise Crago & Sons 1499 Hiatt Road Clarksville, OH 45113 (937) 289-3167 __________________ Shropshire Voice

Creamer, R.J. & Molly 4094 Centerville-Newmans Rd. Prospect, OH 43342 RJ: (740) 262-3972 Molly: (740) 391-8314 Dirlam, J.N. & Sons & Matt Dirlam 11673 N. Bethesda Rd. Mooresville, IN 46158 (317) 831-2130 Dockter, Darrell & Janet 3-D Sheep Co 19411 So Carpenter Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290 (425) 327-1428 Douglas, Donna April Aire Farms 11802 Pleasant Valley Road Woodstock, IL 60098 (815) 337-0598 Ebert, Jeff, Kerri, Christine & Monica Ebert Sheep Farm 10015 Flush Rd. St. George, KS 66535 (785) 494-2436 Cell: (785) 458-9174 Edmondson, Andy Lazy E Ranch 5135 Ranchita Canyon Rd San Miguel, CA 93451 (541) 281-2311 Elsbury, David & Colleen 7800 N 250 E Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 326-3893 Elsbury, Mike & Karen Elsbury’s Shropshires 5385 E 500 N Greenfield, IN 46140-8939 (317) 326-4461 __________________ February 2019

Elsbury, Tim Double Doc Farm W 7112 Cherry Hill Drive Adell, WI 53001 (920) 994-2538 Evans, Dave 5884 St Rt 292 West Mansfield, OH 43358 (937) 363-3610 Fiegl, Mark Lindenview Meadow Farm 5550 Eddy Ridge Rd. Marion, NY 14505 (315) 576-1930 Fleener, Tim & Sarah 273 South Mountain Rd. Robesonia, PA 19551 (717) 413-5181 Grohmann, Stacy Step Ahead Shrops 994 Step Rd Gilson, IL 61436 Cell: (309) 371-4260 Farm: (309) 876-2364 Groverman, Fred, DVM F & L Groverman Shropshires 400 Ormsby Lane Petaluma, CA 94954 (707) 763-3132 Cell: (707) 782-8152 Gruenhagen, Jim & Donna SS Shrops 7622 Jersey Ridge Road Davenport, IA 52807 (563) 355-6730 Hampton, Cassandra 16941 Oasis Rd Caldwell, ID 83607 (208) 899-2357

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Hardisky, Denise Southern Tier Shropshires 254 E Sullivanville Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845 (570) 687-7967

Johnson, Bob & Karen RoKaJo Farm 569 St. Hwy. DD Marshfield, MO 65706 (417) 859-4452

Heaton, Fred & family 622 Fessler-Buxton Rd. Russia, OH 45363 (937) 526-3118

Kalina Family Sue and Bessie Kalina 35586 Oakville RD SW Albany, OR 97321 (503) 939-0303

Hiemke, Cody Mapleton Mynd Shropshires 1773 Koshkonong Rd. Stoughton, WI 53589 (415) 302-8035 High Farms Glenn & Joan High 7078 Co. Rd. 47 Lexington, OH 44904 (419) 362-3666 High Life Farms David & Jodi High & Family 3388 McDermott Pond Creek Road McDermott, OH 45652 (740) 259-1907 Isler, Jim Isler Shropshires 1340 Klingel Rd. Prospect, OH 43342 (740) 360-7682 Jackson, Norbert 4125 W. State Route 28 Alexandria, IN 46001 (765) 754-7057 Jaycox, Elaine Willaine Farm 3758 State Rt. 30 Middleburgh, NY 12122 (518) 827-5726 Cell: (518) 231-7245 _______ Page 54

Kerr, Ryan W 8843 Old 54 Rd Shiocton, WI 54170 920-250-2783 Kipp, James & Terri Grey Feather Farm E 5085 Irish Ridge Rd. Viroqua, WI 54665 (715) 255-8300 Knepp, Donald Performance Shropshires 128 Old Barrington Rd. North Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 846-6354 Kowalyshyn, Lisa Kindred Crossings LLC 868 Route 32 North Franklin, CT 06254 (860) 642-4243 (860) 642-6210 Larimore, Larry & Sharon Triple J Farm 3370 Cattail Branch Road Harrington, DE 19952 302-233-8912 McCabe, Mark & Family McCabe Shropshires 5154 Nickelson Road Prospect, OH 43342 (740) 360-1103 __________________ Shropshire Voice

Melvin Family Shropshires 9347 White Oak Rd. Mount Sterling, Ohio 43143 (740) 207-0786 Merveldt, Darin & Kim 8104 N. Alfadale Road El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 206-6473 Mies, Ed & Family 10000 Waverly Rd. Waverly, IL 62692 (217) 435-7091 Miller, Bryan, Fabiola & Edith L. 15525A Motters Station Rd. Rocky Ridge, MD 21778-9711 (301) 514-7955 Moore, Adam MoBo Junction Farms 27568 Morgan Way Greentop, MO 63546 660-676-2825 Motter, Jan Lane’s End Farm 12211 W. Rt. 973 Jersey Shore, PA 17740 (570) 398-2078 Mrozinski, Erik 6333 N 600 E Road Rolling Prairie, IN 46371 Cell: (219) 716-4921 Oehler, Nellie Oehler Family Shropshires 5570 SW West Hills Road Corvallis, OR 97333-2623 (541) 757-3937 Cell: (541) 868-6897 Nicholson, Addisen Sand Meadow Farm 906 Main St So. Windsor, CT 06074 (860) 490-7238 Peiter Shrops Craig & Andrea King Weston King 860 CR 315 Taylor, MO 63471 (573) 767-0003 __________________ February 2019

Pence Farms 1083 W. Co. Rd. 61 Tiffin, OH 44883 Mike: (419) 992-4305 Doug: (419) 986-5848 Jay: (419) 992-4701 Percival, Jim & Denise Schoolhouse Shropshires 961 Hoop Road Xenia, OH 45385 (937) 374-3371 Powell, Doris & Destiny 40405 Route 187 Rome, PA 18837 (570) 247-7316 Richardson, Dave & Family 3G Shropshire 221 E Ashton Ave. Grand Island, NE 68801 308-390-2750 Rife, Randy & Julie Rife Shropshires 2423 Clifton Rd. Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (937) 603-0535 Roberts, Tim Roberts Farms 29754 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, OK 73093 (405) 485-9255 Cell: (405) 314-3370 Rogers, Danny & Cynthia R&G Farm 2435 W. McCracken Road Monrovia, IN 46157 (317) 996-3301 Cell: (317) 358-3260 Rueber, Carol & Aimee Rueber Shropshires 2530 280th St Marshalltown, IA 50158 Carol: (319) 231-7626 Aimee: (319) 230-9739

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Sheehan, Jock Performance Shropshires Roaring Fork Sheep LLC CR 702 Dixon, WY 82323 (970) 629-3555

Ware, Kimberly KW Shropshires 565 N. Sunset Ridge Ln Kuna, ID 83634 Kim: (208) 921-3706 Floyd Avery: (208) 921-8740

Slutz, Tom City Limits Sheep Farm P.O. Box 177, 602 S. Main St. LaMoille, IL 61330 (815) 638-2177 Tom: (815) 866-5031 Brad: (815) 766-0584

Warren-Allen, Rachael A. Silver Cliff Farm 968 Drift Creek Rd NE P.O. Box 319 Silverton, OR 97381 (503) 873-4005 Washburn, Emily Washburn Shrops 1755 Lead Mine Rd. Gouverneur, NY 13642 314-408-2478

Smith, Lance or Brenda Smith Sisters Shropshires 2129 130th Ave. Russell, MN 56169-3072 (507) 823-4784

Webster, William 413 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062 (207) 831-0608

Snyder Shropshires 2537 US Hwy 67 Monmouth, IL 61462 (309) 255-9500 Stephenson, Jon, Charlotte & Vivian Sugar Ridge Ranch E8977 Pierce Hill Rd. Viroqua, WI 54665 (608) 774-3151

Weidauer, Greg Rafter W Shropshires 17624 340th Ave, Starbuck, MN 56381 (320) 424-2543 Weston, William T. Rocks & Rills Farm 20 Weston Rd., Hancock, NH 03448 603-899-9735

ADVERTISERS INDEX Adams............................... 31 Avery....................................6 Banner............................. 5, 9 Bryant................................ 51 Calicrate..............................7 Calvin................................. 18 Dirlam............................... 25 Ebert.................................. 11 Elsbury.............................. 33 Flanders............................. 23 _______ Page 56

Fleener........................28-29 Graves............................... 30 Gruenhagen........................8 Hardisky............................ 15 Heeg.................................. 42 Indiana Premier............... 41 Isler.................................... 33 Johnson............................. 20 Ketcham............................ 34 Knepp................................ 14

Moore............................... 12 Mroozinsksi...................... 39 Rife...................Inside Front Slutz......Front, Back, 28-29 Stephenson...................... 32 Super 6.............................. 13 Syddell............................... 10 Tri-State Elite................... 38 Webster............................ 30 Whiting.............Inside Back

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Rick Whiting

1779 Green Rd., , Martinsville, OH 45146 (937) 685-2603 • Neal Knapp, Flock Consultant and Professional Fitter

We would like to thank everyone that visited the farm, showed interest, bid on, purchased from us and partnered with us this year! Brian Moeller Shrops, OH – Kaboose ewe lamb Mark McDermit Shrops, IN – Kaboose ewe lamb Jake LeShure, IN – Kaboose ewe lamb Long Branch Ranch, MO – Kaboose ewe lamb Long Branch Ranch, MO – Ghost Pepper fall ewe lamb Long Branch Ranch, MO – Ghost Pepper fall ewe lamb Keltner Farms, OH – Kaboose ram lamb Pence Shrops, OH - Kaboose ram lamb SS Shrops, IA – Kaboose ram lamb (½ interest) Barnes Farms Genetics, OH – Ghost Pepper grandson ram lamb (½ interest) Creamer Shrops, OH – MR B ram lamb (½ interest) Dirlam Shrops, IN – Kaboose semen Adams Shrops, IL – Kaboose semen __________________ February 2019

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Sheep Farm CLSF 1737


CHAMPION EWE National Open & Junior Shows

CLSF 1862


Thanks to our 2018 buyers! We will be hosting 2 online ewe lambs sales along with selling at the National Sale & Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Tom Slutz & Family

P.O. Box 177, LaMoille IL 61330 (815) 638-2177 • (815) 915-5624 (c) _______ tcslutz@gmail .com Page 2

Brad Slutz & Family Maple Park, IL 60151 (815) 766-0584 __________________ Shropshire Voice

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