CDC ANNOUNCES THE “DORSET HALL OF FAME” RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The CDC Board of Directors created a “Dorset Hall of Fame Program” to recognize the many individuals that have helped to make the Dorset breed great. A nomination form has been established and is available at the CDC website: www.dorsets.homestead.com. Please take a minute to download, fill out and send in a form on one of the many deserving individuals in the Dorset breed, past and present.
The CDC would like to recognize The Dorset Hall of Fame’s second class this year at the National Sale. Nominations need to be into the CDC Office by March 15, 2013. People selected to the “Hall of Fame” will be recognized by the CDC with an appreciation plaque at the annual meeting and will be listed on the CDC website recognizing their contributions to the Dorset breed. Any person in the sheep industry may make nominations. Once a name is submitted it will remain nominated so no repeat nominations need to be made the following year.
The CDC is looking forward to inducting 2 individuals this year. The Dorset breed has had many great individuals involved with it and it will be nice to recognize them for their dedication and accomplishments.
With the ever growing reproductive technology becoming more readily available and with the problems this causes with the conventional registration procedures in place, the CDC has developed two new forms to be used in ET and some AI registrations.The first form is an “Embryo Transfer Flush Form”. This form needs to be filled out at the time of the flush as the technician needs to sign the form, and sent into the CDC office before any lambs can be registered from that flush. This form will also be used if one sells any embryos from a flush with certain signature provisions as explained on the form.The second form is a “Sale of Semen Declaration Form”. This form needs to be filled with the CDC office at any time a breeder obtains semen from a ram they do not own, foreign and domestic. This form will replace the conventional ram lease form in the case of AI and ET matings. If the semen is from a foreign registered Dorset ram, the CDC does recognize other Dorset association pedigrees but a copy
of that pedigree needs to be filed at the same time and the registration of that ram into the CDC registry also needs to be paid for.Ownership of the sire and dam is the basic requirement for registration of their offspring sowhen this paper trail is disrupted by technology then the CDC does need to have further paperwork submitted to prove ownership. Thank you in advance for your nderstanding in getting these formscompleted and sent in for your future registrations. The filing of this paperwork takes effect as ofJanuary 1, 2013 for any registrations being done after that date. Technicians should have given youcertificates when they did your ET or AI work so you should have no trouble in getting the new forms filled out and submitted. If you have any questions please feel free to call the CDC office. Forms are available on the cdc website under the "FORMS" tab.
ET FLUSH & SEMEN SALES FORMS NOW REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION
Participants 20 years of age or older who are interested in all aspects of sheep production and marketing have until May 1, to register for the July 10-14, 2016 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School, to be held at Ohio State University (OSU), in Columbus, Ohio. This intense four-day program will incorporate site tours of exceptional Ohio sheep operations with the Lamb 509 short course taught by Roger High and Dr. Henry Zerby of OSU.
In addition to the site tours, participants will spend one full day in the OSU Meat Labs learning about carcass grading, performing hands-on fabrication of carcasses and processing of meat products.
Interested individuals must complete an application form. Applications will be reviewed and 32 participants selected to attend the 2016 school. Though there is no fee to apply, a registration fee of $200 is required once you have been notified. NLFA provides meals, lodging and tour-related expenses. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the school location.
Applicants may apply electronically by visiting the NLFA web site: www.nlfa-sheep.org/leadership.html or an application may be downloaded and returned by mail or fax, but applications must be received by May 1, 2016. For more information, call the NLFA office at 503.364.5462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2017 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Sheep for Profit School, which will be held on July 5th through 8th in Pipestone. This will be the 9th course offering with 154 past participants from 23 different states completing the course.
The Sheep for Profit School is a professional management and business school for the sheep industry. The purpose of the school is to help you improve your sheep management skills; increase the profitability of your sheep operation and form relationships in your business. The school will be intense and combine lecture, group discussion and visits to outstanding Pipestone area sheep operations. Expert instructors with diverse and practical sheep experience will help you define your vision and build a practical plan to achieve your goals. This three-day investment will change your sheep operation and your view of the sheep industry.
Enrollment in the school is limited to create an ideal learning environment and allow for one-on-one advising. Visit our website www.pipestonesheep.com<http://www.pipestonesheep.com/> for registration information and a course schedule. For more information, contact the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Management Program, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, PO Box 250, Pipestone, MN 56164, 1-800-658-2330 or e-mail: Claire.Beekman@mnwest.edu