U.S. Targhee Sheep Association

U.S. Targhee Sheep Association
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2015 National Show and Sale
July 23–25 in Big Timber, Montana

Come join us for fun under the Big Sky! We're looking forward to another wonderful Nationals hosted by the Montana Targhee Sheep Association. We had a record attendance last year and hope to break it again this year. Please watch the website for more information as it comes available. Entry forms and brochures are available below. Please read carefully as a couple of rule changes have been made. Any questions contact the association secretary or hosting chairperson.

Download the 2015 National Show and Sale Entry Forms

Download the 2015 National Show and Sale Entry Brochure Booklet

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Its finally ready!! The catalog for the 2015 National Show and Sale is now available. Download the catalog here. To have a copy mailed to you, contact Mardy Rutledge.

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2015 Starter Flock Program

The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association will again be offering a free registered Targhee Starter flock to a deserving youth at the 2015 USTSA National Show & Sale on July 25 in Big Timber, Montana. The winner must be present to receive the flock and will be awarded one (1) ewe lamb, one (1) yearling ewe, and one (1) brood ewe donated by members of the USTSA. Each animal will be a USTSA registered animal, and at least QR in Scrapie Codon 171 genotype. The winner will also receive a $150 credit for use toward purchase of additional animals at the National sale courtesy of the USTSA. Applications are due April 1st.

Download the 2015 Starter Flock Program Application

Any young person, ages 9-17, as of January 1, 2015, may apply. Applicants should possess a keen interest in the U.S. sheep industry, commitment to raising Targhee sheep over time, and a firm belief in the abilities of the breed. Applicants must demonstrate proof of care, facilities, and transportation. Aside from receiving the flock of sheep, the winning youth, will be paired with a Targhee breeder living near them who will act as a mentor.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mardy Rutledge at the USTSA office at 702-292-5715 or email Mardy Rutledge.

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Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association
Announces 2015 Starter Flock Giveaway

The Wisconsin Junior Targhee Sheep Association will be giving away a starter flock of three Targhee ewes in 2015 to a lucky Wisconsin youth. Applicants must be aged 12 to 17 as of January 1, 2015, must be a resident of Wisconsin, and must not currently raise Targhee sheep. The winner must also be eligible and agree to exhibit their animals at both the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair open sheep show and Wisconsin Junior State Fair sheep show. The winner will receive a combination of ewe lambs, yearling ewes and/or brood ewes, and take ownership of the animals before any 2015 State Fair ownership deadlines.

Download the WJTSA 2015 Starter Flock Application

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2014 National Show and Sale Results

Download 2014 Results

It was another banner year for Targhees in Brookings, South Dakota. With the largest consignment in over a decade at 91 head, averages were still over prior years!! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year in Montana.

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Targhee Wearables

Targhee Wearables!

View all wearables and information on how to order. (pdf)

The History of Targhee Sheep

The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association was founded September 27, 1951 in Dubois, Idaho. The goal of these pioneers was to develop profitable range raised sheep requiring minimal human intervention. They succeeded!

Today's Targhee sheep are hearty enough to withstand the elements while producing high quality lamb and wool for market.

For more information about the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association, email Mardy Rutledge.

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U.S. Targhee Sheep Association
Contact Mardy Rutledge
8912 Saddle Red Ave • Las Vegas, NV 89143
Email: ustargheesheep@gmail.com

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