US Targhee Sheep Association

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2024 U.S. Targhee Sheep Association (USTSA) Starter Flock Program

Employment Opportunity - Part-Time Public Relations and Promotions Position

The US Targhee Sheep Association is hiring a part-time public relations and promotions position. This is a remote position with very flexible hours. The right candidate will be a self-starter, creative and be proficient in social media and publishing platforms (Adobe InDesign or Canva) and be enthusiastic about the Targhee Breed! Please see the attached pdf for more details. For questions, please email Dylan at People interested in applying can email a cover letter, resume and three references to the address listed above. Application deadline: September 22, 2023.
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Targhee Talk

View the latest Targhee Talk – Winter 2024

U.S. Targhee Sheep Association 2023 National Show and Sale

July 13th – 15th
Little Falls, Minnesota

The Wisconsin Targhee Sheep Association is honored to be hosting the 2023 USTSA National Show & Sale.  It will be held July 13th through July 15th at the Morrison County Fair Grounds, in Little Falls, Minnesota.

Entry Forms and the Entry Brochure Booklet are now available for download.  Please review the booklet as it details all of the information, rules, and testing details consignors will need for a successful show and sale.

Entry forms are due to Mardy by May 31st.

To receive copies of the Event and Entry Forms, along with the Entry Brochure booklet, through the U.S. mail, contact Jackie at 605-553-3331 or

Exhibitors will be allowed to enter one ram with no ewe requirements.  However, for each additional ram entry, TWO ewes must be entered. The sale committee reserves the right to limit numbers once entries are in to keep class sizes reasonable.

Notice to Membership:

Associated Registry is now ready to start accepting registrations. Requests can be mailed, faxed or emailed in to Associated Registry, see info on top of Work Order.  With this transition, the committee recommended a few changes for registration numbers and Associated allows for more information on registration certificates.  The biggest difference is what can be used for registration number.  You can still use metal tags purchased from USTSA, have Associated Registry assign number or can use NSIP 16 digit number.  Please be sure to specify your preference on submissions.  You can still utilize same registration submission forms and spreadsheets as you have in the past.  However, there is now a place for Scrapie, tattoo, codon and NSIP #’s on the right of individual certificates.  See attached  uupdated submission forms with these fields are attached as well as well as new work order.  Group certificates will still be an option for ewes.  Again please be sure to specify preference on submission.   Tattoos will still need to be put in per USTSA rules and will need to include at minimum last 4 digits of registration number you select.  Forms and information will also be available on our website.

Payment will need to be received prior to registrations being returned.  They do accept credit cards, but there is a convenience fee for that.  All checks will still be written to USTSA, but mailed to Associated Registry.

We’re all going to have a little learning curve and will continue to share any helpful tips as we progress through the transition.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Associated Registry.  Or if need help with previously registered sheep, Mardy can still help there.
Board has voted to allow waiver of transfer over 45 days and over 2 yr old fees until March 31, 2021 to help with efforts in getting everyone caught back up from the closure during with transition period.  After that time, Associated Registry will have control of fees and no exceptions or waivers will be made.

Targhee Wearables

To place an order, contact Mardy at or 702-292-5715.
Additional sizes and colors may be available upon requests. Inventory is being updated as well.

U.S. Targhee Sheep Association
105 S. Eastern Ave.
Hartford, SD 57033

Contact: Jackie McMartin
Phone: 605-553-3331