2013 USSA Futurity Program
Juniors - Please consider purchasing a USSA Futurity nominated ewe in 2013!
USSA/UJSSA Members: Please consider nominating a USSA Futurity ewe in 2013!
Click here for Futurity Points Form
UPDATED! 2013 Ewe Lamb Futurity will be by districts! Click here for 2013 Ewe Lamb Futurity Rules
NEW! 2013 Yearling Ewe Futurity! Click here for 2013 Yearling Ewe Futurity Rules
Breeders and Juniors - Check out this great USSA Program. Contact the USSA Office with any questions.
Check out the forms below for information on the 2013 National Junior Suffolk Show!
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Rules and Regulations
Schedule of Events
The United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association (UJSSA) Ambassador is to be an outstanding junior Suffolk member who will support the production of the Suffolk breed at a local, state and national level. During their one-year term as Ambassador, he/she will have the chance to represent the UJSSA/USSA at sheep and lamb related activities, and to interact with the people and institutions that impact all phases of the sheep industry. The Ambassador will be the “Voice of the Suffolks” for the USSA/UJSSA alike. The deadline to apply for the USSA Ambassador is June 1, 2013.
Click here for application:
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The UJSSA has many ways that you can contribute to the association's activities and events.
Again this year, the UJSSA will be selling raffle tickets to raise money for the 2013 Junior Suffolk Show. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. This year’s raffle prizes include a Golf Club Set (value approximately $1000, donated by Rebecca & Josh Krinsky), a half-page, full color ad in The Banner Sheep Magazine (valued at $450, donated by The Banner Sheep Magazine), and $100 cash prize. To purchase raffle tickets, please contact a UJSSA Director.
2012/2013 National Junior Suffolk Show Sponsor Sheet
Whether you have a specific class you would like to sponsor or just a general donation, check out the opportunities to support the next UJSSA Junior Show. Contact the USSA Office to sign-up!
Click here for the junior show sponsor sheet.
Congratulations to Rachel Schambow and John Curley, recipients of the USSA Scholarships and congratulations to Taylor Peck, recipient of the Let’s Grow Suffolk Scholarship. Each recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship, paid directly towards the institution they attend.
Rachel Schambow of Janesville, Wisconsin, is a freshman at the University of Wyoming where she is working towards a degree in Biology and upon completion plans to pursue further education to become DVM for use in wildlife research with a veterinary emphasis. Rachel plans to stay involved in 4-H and help other young members get started in the Suffolk sheep project.Rachel is the daughter or Richard and Judy Schambow.
John Curley of Windom, Minnesota, is a sophomore at North Dakota State University where he is enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy program. Upon graduation with a Pharmacy D Degree, John plans to live in the upper Midwest and own and raise Suffolk sheep. John is the son of Mike and Susan Curley.
Taylor Peck of Pittstown, New Jersey, is a senior atPenn State and will graduate this May with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Agribusiness Management. Taylor hopes to find a position that relates to agriculture and/or animal health and will continue to raise Suffolk sheep in the future. Taylor is the daughter of John and Lisa Peck.
Greeting fellow sheep breeders. My name is Danielle Wittmann and I am serving as the Ambassador of the United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association. I am the daughter of Brian and Diana Wilinski. Brian is a product design specialist at FederalIndustries. During his lunch break he works for the Members First Credit Union, writing out checks and signing up new members. My mother, Diana, is a warehouse order picker at Imprints Wholesales. She is also the president of the Green County Sheep Producers and treasurer/secretary for the Wisconsin Suffolk Sheep Association. Both of my parents are members of the New Glarus FFA Alumni and sheep leaders for the New Glarus 4-H Club. I also have two younger brothers, Daren and Jacen. Daren is twenty years old and is a graduate of Ohio Technical School in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a passion for the automotive industry, mechanics, and racing. My youngest brother, Jacen, is fourteen years old and is obsessed with his animals and loves having fun with his friends.
My family and I have been raising suffolks for years. We are the proud owners of DDJ Suffolks and Club lambs. When I was two years old, I started my sheep showing career. My first experience in sheep showing was in Wisconsin at the Dane County Fair where I showed in the Ladies Lead. After that experience, I became passionate about sheep. Our family began our own flock when I was eleven, after my grandpa, Merton Lee (Leecrest Suffolks), passed away. My family and I currently own two separate flocks; a purebred Suffolk flock of ten ewes and a commercial club lamb flock of twenty-five ewes. We have been successful at County Fairs, State Fairs and even National Shows. We have received many Supreme Champions, I have won many showmanship competitions, received master showman, sold in the Livestock Auction, and have supported youth by buying their livestock animals or allowing them to show our animals. At Wisconsin State Fair, I have experienced much success. I am undefeated in showmanship and lead class, both of which I won all eight years I exhibited. I hold many professional memberships, including United Suffolk Sheep Association, Wisconsin Sheep Association, and others. I served on the United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association Board of Directors for eight years and I am also the vice president of the Wisconsin Suffolk Sheep Association. I served as a member of the Wisconsin State Fair Board of Directors. I was the first youth advisor for the Green County Sheep Breeders when it was first reactivated. I have a passion for the sheep industry and will share it with anyone willing to listen.
I have many aspirations for my future. I am a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I declared a double major of agriculture education and technology education. My certification level is for early childhood through secondary education, birth through age 21 in both Agriculture Education and Technology Education. I am currently employed by the School District of Janesville fulfilling the position of the Agriculture Education teacher at both public High Schools. I am also advising the both the youth FFA organization. I hope to continue raising livestock and develop our family's Suffolk sheep flock while someday enjoying a family of my own.