ASI Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Jamie Johansen

The American Sheep Industry (ASI) has created a new award centered around innovation. President Mike Corn said, “We have brilliant and dedicated people and organizations in the sheep business that do impressive things with sheep production or lamb and wool processing and marketing. We wanted to test the interest in a new award that would recognize innovations in the sheep …

Ag Group, ASI, Sheep

American Sheep Industry Adds $5.8 Billion to U.S. Economy

Jamie Johansen

Our nation’s 88,000 sheep producers generated a total economic impact of $5.8 billion in 2016, according to the American Sheep Industry Association’s 2017 Economic Impact Study. With over $500 million in farm gate receipts for sheep and lambs, value added from processing, wool, and retail; the American sheep industry contributes over $2 billion directly to the U.S. economy, with a …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, ASI, Lamb, Livestock, Sheep

AmericanWool.org Launches to Educate Consumers

Jamie Johansen

The American Sheep Industry Association and its American Wool Council have launched a multi-faceted campaign to take wool’s incredible story straight to the consumer, including a new website at AmericanWool.org. A new American Wool logo was launched in 2016 to kick off renewed promotional efforts. The website will work in conjunction with a variety of social media sites to tell …

Ag Group, ASI, Wool

Ag Groups Request Protection of Nation’s Public Lands

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation spearheaded a coalition of 18 other groups with vital interests in protecting the multiple uses of the nation’s public lands, including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and American Sheep Industry (ASI), urging President-elect Donald Trump to work with Congress to pass legislation to improve accountability and transparency in the designation of national monuments. According …

AFBF, Ag Group, ASI, Farm Bureau, Land, Livestock, NCBA

Livestock Groups Send Priorities to Trump Admin

Lizzy Schultz

Industry groups, including the Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) have issued federal land management priorities for the incoming administration with the hope to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape. “Ranchers and other multiple-use interests in the West have been subjected to an almost …

Ag Group, ASI, Beef, Government, Land, NCBA, PLC, Policy

Glen Fisher Earns Wool Excellence Award

Jamie Johansen

Glen Fisher was selected as the 2017 winner of the American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association Wool Roundtable’s Wool Excellence Award and will be honored at the ASI Annual Convention in Denver. The former ASI President (2009-10) didn’t know a thing about sheep before meeting and eventually marrying Linda McBride at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He gave up his economist …

Ag Group, ASI, Sheep, Wool

Sheep Industry Update From #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

One of the bright spots in the commodity markets as we wrap up 2016 comes from sheep. NAFB’s Trade Talk gives voice to ag businesses and commodity groups each year. The sheep industry was well represented again this year with the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) and the American Lamb Board. “It’s trending downward as you see that seasonality, which …

Ag Group, ASI, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, Research, Sheep

Nominations Open for ASI Annual Awards

Lizzy Schultz

Know someone who has gone above and beyond for the sheep industry, either in the past year or throughout their lifetime? Nominations are now open for the American Sheep Associaion’s (ASI) annual awards. There are four award categories available for nomination: The McClure Silver Ram Award: Presented to a sheep producer who has shown dedication to volunteer commitment and service …

Ag Group, ASI, award, Company Announcement

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Jamie Johansen

Chris Posbergh has been named the winner of the $3,000 Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial scholarship from the American Sheep Industry, with his research project on increasing efficiency in sheep production using genetics. A is a Ph.D. student at New York’s Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in May 2015. He has two objectives: to identify …

Ag Group, ASI, Genetics, scholarship, Sheep

Enter the 2016 ASI Photo Contest

Lizzy Schultz

Do you have photos from lambing season, or some great shots from this summer on your sheep operation? They could pay off in the form of a cash award in the 2016 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Photo Contest. Photographers are invited to submit photographs in the contest’s five different categories. Entries will be judged on clarity, content, composition and …

Ag Group, ASI, Competition, contest, Sheep