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U.S. Targhee Sheep Association 2022 National Show and Sale

July 18th – 20th
Big Timber, Montana

 Production, performance, lamb and wool.  These are the fundamental characteristics of Targhee sheep.  The Targhee breed excels in exhibiting all of these.  The 2022 National Show and Sale is being held at the Sweet Grass County Fairgrounds in Big Timber, Montana.  The Junior Show is on July 18th, followed by Open Show on 19th and ending 20th with the National Sale at 10:30 am.

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
P.O. Box 955
Chinook, MT  59523

Contact: Mardy Rutledge
Phone: 702-292-5715