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Nomination Period for NSIIC Board Positions now Open

April, 2016

Two positions on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors will expire in January 2017. One position is for a sheep producer and one for a person with expertise in finance and management...

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NLFA invites nominations for American Lamb Board Openings

April, 2016

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for four vacancies occurring on the American Lamb Board next year. Any producer, feeder, or first handler within the U.S. who owns or purchases lambs may be considered for nomination...

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HAROLD HARPER
August 12, 1938 - December 8, 2015

Harold A. Harper, 77, of Eaton, Colorado passed away Dec. 8, 2015 at his home.

He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois to Howard and Betty (Carter) Harper. Harold grew up in Indiana, working on the family farm and raising livestock. He was a member of his local 4H Chapter, where his interest became focused on sheep and cattle. Harold was a champion sheep shearer...

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Drake's Market News

September 2015

Is the industry setting up to be like 2014? I hope not! Many lamb feeders lost a lot of money and the industry produced bad product. Last week the lamb market had the “Northern Livestock Video Auction” (Montana). They offered about 12,000 lambs. Did this market represent a true market? In the strict definition of a market, the answer is ...

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Comments on H-2A Sheepherder Rules Due to US Dept. of Labor

May, 2015

By June 1, 2015, turn in your ocmments. Time is short to file comments regarding the US Dept. of Labor’s proposal to totally overhaul the H-2A sheepherder program. The H-2A program allows for the temporary employment of foreign workers from South America and other...

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Seeking Nominees for the National Sheep Center Board

May, 2015

The National Lamb Feeders Association is one of the organizations certified by USDA, AMS to submit nominations for appointment to the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors (NSIIC). NLFA invites any...

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Seeking American Lamb Board Nominees

April, 2015

Nominations are currently being sought for the Feeder and First Handler vacancies, which will occur on the American Lamb Board at the end of this year. The National Lamb Feeders Association is certified to nominate in both the Feeder and First Handler...

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Drake's Market News

December, 2014

In agriculture there are winners and losers. Some people would say that the farmer was the loser this year, yet the first half of 2014 says the farmer is a winner. Yes, grain markets have dropped during the second half of the year, but the farmer will not really be the loser until...

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