ASI Annual Meeting wraps up in San Antonio

Before heading home to Oregon, Clint Krebs, the new President of the American Sheep Industry (ASI) talked with Brownfield’s Dave Russell about some of the accomplishments sheep producers made while in San Antonio for their Annual Meeting. The Oregon producer also shared what he hopes to accomplish as President of the American Sheep Industry, from keeping… Read more »

“The Ranch That Was Us”

When a lady from Comfort, Texas introduces herself to you as “Miss Mo, from Sixty-fo,” it tends to pique one’s interest, but then when she throws in her daddy bought Luckenback, Texas back in the ‘70s you start reaching for the recorder. After the Make It with Wool Banquet, which wrapped up the 2013 American… Read more »

Susan Shultz elected ASI Region III Director

The new Region III Director to the American Sheep Industry is Susan Shultz of Ohio. In interview with Dave Russell, Susan talked about being elected, her vision and passion for the sheep industry and why they attend the American Sheep Industry Annual Meeting. Audio: Susan Shultz, Ohio, ASI Region III Director (4:45 mp3)  

Tyler Martin – Living the dream

Little did Tyler Martin of Michigan know that a trip to the ASI Annual Meeting in Arizona last year to participate in the ASI’s Emerging Entrepreneur program would be life changing. Before even leaving Scottsdale last year, Tyler called home and told his parents his plans to go into the sheep business. Tyler shared his… Read more »

American Lamb Board – doing more with less

Nick Forrest of Ohio wrapped up his term as Chairman of American Lamb Board at the 2013 ASI Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Brownfield’s Dave Russell talked with Nick about the challenges the ALB faced in 2012, as wells as programs the ALB is funding to keep American lamb in front of consumers. Audio: Nick… Read more »

Steffee Farms – Environmental Stewardship Award winners

The American Sheep Industry Environmental Stewardship Award winners, Francis and Shirley Steffee of Muskingum County Ohio have incorporated a number of environmental practices on their farm, but Francis says there are still some things he’d like to do. In an interview with Brownfield’s Dave Russell, the Steffee’s talked about their farm and their experience at… Read more »

Dr. Charles Parker – ASI Camptender Award recipient

For the past 50 years, Dr. Charles Parker has worked as an educator, scientist, industry leader, promoter and visionary in the sheep industry. At the 2013 ASI Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Dr. Parker was honored with the Camptender Award. In an interview with Dave Russell, Dr. Parker shared where his passion for the sheep… Read more »

Wyoming Rancher – Pete Meike

Brownfield’s Dave Russell sat down with Wyoming rancher Pete Meike during a break at the ASI Annual Meeting. The Meike Ranch, managed by Pete and brother Don is located just outside Kaycee, Wyoming, population 250. Pete says other than a gas station and school, there’s not much there, but Pete adds, that’s pretty much the… Read more »

Understanding the issues facing the sheep industry

For sheep producers like Stan Poe of Indiana, attending the American Sheep Industry Annual meeting is an opportunity to talk with other producers. Brownfield’s Dave Russell talked with Poe about how the industry is changing, the importance of sheep producers understanding what’s happening in other states and the value of being a member of an… Read more »

2013 Pivotal Year for Livestock Producers

In his lamb market situation and outlook presentation at the American Sheep Industry Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Dr. David Anderson, Extension ag economist at Texas A&M said that because of the drought, 2013 will be a pivotal year for livestock producers. Dr. Anderson also talked about declining per capita meat consumption, meat exports, and… Read more »