Producers Continue to Embrace AWA Program

Dan Livestock, Sheep-Goats

After its launch last spring, the American Wool Assurance (AWA) program is starting to make its mark on the domestic wool industry. Developed by the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) in response to customer demand, this voluntary program provides peace of mind that certified wool is being produced through a high level of sheep care and management. More than 200 producers across …


Second EID Webinar Planned for Tuesday

Dan Education, Sheep-Goats

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) wants to remind producers the second ASI-sponsored webinar covering topics related to electronic identification (EID) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at 8pm Eastern time. The webinar is titled “Data Driven Decisions: Incorporating EID in Flock Management”. In this webinar, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. Cindy Wolf will host a presentation …

ASI Podcast: Recording Data during Lambing

Dan Sheep-Goats

The April edition of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Research Update podcast offers sheep producer’s information on Recording Performance Data during Lambing. This information is provided by Dr. Tom Murphy of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. Dr. Murphy said, “An animal’s genetic value for all of its traits for the rest of its life …

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USDA-NASS Reports 2 Percent Drop in Sheep Inventory

Dan Sheep-Goats, USDA-NASS

Increased slaughter of mature sheep in 2021, thanks to drought and high mature ewe slaughter prices, played a role in a 2 percent decrease in the American sheep inventory as reported by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). As of Jan. 1, the American sheep and lamb inventory totaled 5.07 million head. Breeding sheep inventory was 3.71 million head, down 2 …


ASI Convention Registration Deadlines Approaching

Dan Sheep-Goats

The deadline for the early bird registration discount for the 2022 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Annual Convention is Dec. 31. The convention will be held January 19-22, 2022, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, and those wanting to attend also need to book hotel rooms by Dec. 29 to receive the guaranteed room rates. The ASI Annual Convention is …


Registration Open for 2021 ASI Annual Convention

Dan Education, Sheep-Goats

Mountains of Opportunity await producers at the 2021 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Annual Convention, but sheep producers won’t have to leave the comfort of their own farms or ranches to attend the first-ever virtual convention on Jan. 28-29. Attendees this year will be able to take part in council and committee meetings, vote for ASI officers and set policy …

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Livestock Groups Send Letter Advocating for Needs of Rural Healthcare Providers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to request rural healthcare providers have resources and funding to properly respond to the COVID-19 virus. “Rural healthcare providers have unique needs …