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2018 Suffolk Directory

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PAGE 8 Let’s Grow Grant Funding Available! In 2015, the USSA was chosen as a Let's Grow Grant recipient. This grant supports services that allow USSA members to have their flock's NSIP data entered through the USSA Office. To-date, we have entered data for 350 head! If you are interested in participating or hearing more details please contact the office. There is no cost to members to have their data entered. NSIP fees still apply. To learn more about NSIP and this opportunity, visit the USSA website to access an archived webinar on this topic: How NSIP can add $$$ to your Suffolk flock? Fees and Services DUES • Membership Dues (effective 10/01/17) • New - $40 • Paid prior to March 1 - $40/yr • Paid after March 1 - $60/yr • UJSSA (Junior, age 21 and under) Dues • Annual dues - $15 Include name, flock or ranch name, address, city, state, zip and phone number. Juniors include birthday. Send to USSA, P.O. Box 121, Holland, IA 50642. MEMBER RATES • Postage and Handling (per order) - 3.00 • Registration - Animal registered within one year of birth - $6.00 • Late Registrations (effective 03/02/18) - Late Registrations (over 1 yr old) - $15/hd • Re-Registration from Canadian or UK Registries - $6.00 USSA Mission Statement “To define, register, promote and improve the Suffolk breed to provide leadership for the advancement and future of the entire U.S. Sheep Industry.” USSA Vision Statement “To be the most innovative, value adding, member-driven sheep breed organization for an evolving U.S. Sheep Industry.” • Transfer of Ownership - $10.00 • Within Family Transfer - $3.00 • Rush Fees (effective 10/01/17) - • Needed within 72 hours - $25/hd • Needed in less than 14 days - $10/hd • Duplicate Certificates - You must be the recorded owner - $5.00 • Christening - Naming of Rams or Ewes - $15.00 • Extended Pedigrees - 5 generations - $10.00 NON-MEMBER RATES • Registration - Animal registered within 1 year of birth - $16.00 USSA Percentage Program PURPOSE: Enables members of USSA to identify and maintain records on their nonpurebred replacement seed stock and wethers. RULES AND REGULATIONS* 1. In order to record an animal in the USSA Percentage Registration Program, you must be a member in good standing of USSA or UJSSA. 2. At least one parent must be registered in the USSA Purebred Registry or the USSA Percentage Registry. 3. Percentage animals must be identified by permanent positive identification. 4. Animals registered in the USSA Percentage Registry will receive a Percentage Certificate of Registration (printed on green paper). 5. An animal with a percentage registration number will not be permitted to enter the purebred flock book nor will any of its progeny until the 15/16 level of purity is reached. Once progeny reaches a level of purity, the registration will be printed on a Certificate of Registration (printed on white paper). *It is helpful if members submit percentage registrations on the Application for Percentage Registration (provided in the directory, on the website or from the office). If you would like to submit an application to register percentage sheep and do not have the correct application, please indicate on the application that the animals being registered are percentage Suffolks. Why Foundation Donations? The United Suffolk Sheep Association would like to express thanks to those members who have in the past, donated to our National Suffolk Foundation. Many of you include a few dollars with each work order and that is certainly welcome and appreciated. We welcome any size donation. Foundation donations are included on the fee list. To donate you need only indicate the amount and include it with payment. It will be listed on your invoice for your tax records. We fear that perhaps many are not aware of how these funds are utilized. It was determined some time ago, that these funds would all go to the USSA Scholarship Fund. Each year, at Louisville, we award at least two scholarships to deserving young Suffolk breeders. We don’t want this to be a best kept secret, but want to get the word out to all of our members. It has been announced from time to time, but we want to bring it to your attention once more, that these donations are most appreciated and can do a tremendous amount of good. Thank your for your consideration of supporting this fund! 2017/2018 USSA Committees By-Laws Chair: Randy Hodges Committee Members: Bill Gergen, Gayle Lucas, Ron Alves Budget Chair: Bill Royer Committee Members: Bill Gergen, Randy Hodges Scholarship Chair: Ron Alves Committee Members: Blair Summey, Bob Paasch, Chuck Ream, Diane Russell, Pat Wiford Youth Promotion Chair: Paul Skartvedt Committee Members: Jeremy Geske, Bret Henderson, Tom Burke Marketing/Promotion Chair: Bret Henderson Committee Members: Gayle Lucas, Paul Skartvedt, Dale Dobberpuhl Hospitality Committee Members: Randy Hodges, Ron Alves, Blair Summey Ambassador Chair: Tom Burke Committee Members: John Peck, Paul Skartvedt Hall of Fame Chair: Tom Burke Committee Members: Wayne Skartvedt, Chuck Ream, Donna Mays, Randy Hodges Breed Improvement Chair: Matt Beals Committee Members: Jeremy Geske, Ron Alves, Randy Hodges, Dale Dobberpuhl, Gayle Lucas, Brenda Reau, Blair Summey Online Sales Chair: Jeremy Geske Committee Members: Gayle Lucas Suffolk Gain Program Chair: Bill Royer Committee Members: Blair Summey, Ron Alves, Randy Hodges 2018 SUFFOLK DIRECTORY

THANKS TO ALL MY SUFFOLK FRIENDS WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE 2017 SADDLE & SIRLOIN PORTRAIT GALLERY THIS PAST NOVEMBER IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. TOM BURKE ROUTE 2 • PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI 816/853-2697 ANGUSHALL4@EARTHLINK.NET T 2018 SUFFOLK DIRECTORY PAGE 9