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U.S. Targhee Sheep Association National Show & Sale results

Courtesy photosU.S. Targhee Sheep Association Starter Flock winner and donors, from left to right: Carolyn Green, Green Ranch Targhees, Melville, MT; Charlene and Dean Von Krosigk, Von Krosigk Family Targhees, Riverton, WY; Caleb Pedersen (Starter Flock recipient), Lesterville, SD; Chase Hibbard, Sieben Live Stock Company, Adel, MT; Ben and Caroline Roeder, Montana Sheep Company, Fort Shaw, MT.

Production, performance, lamb and wool. These are the fundamental characteristics of Targhee sheep. The Targhee breed excelled in exhibiting all of these core qualities at the 2009 National Show and Sale in Miles City, MT recently.

The National Open Show Judge, Tim Faller, former administrator of the Hettinger (ND) Sheep Experiment Station, named the Grand Champion a ram shown by Elisha Lewis of Reed Point, MT. It was purchased by Nate Espeland of Fishtail, MT. Von Krosigk Family Targhees of Riverton, WY had the Reserve Champion Ram which sold to Bryan, Susan and Russell Allred of Fountain Green, UT. The Reserve Champion Von Krosigk ram and the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ram shown by Chase Hibbard of Sieben Live Stock Company from Adel, MT, shared high selling ram honors at $2,000 each. The Sieben Live Stock Company ram was purchased by the University of Wisconsin-Madison of Arlington, WI.

The National Champion and Reserve Champion ewes were shown by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. They were purchased by Warren and Judy Nellis of Coleman, MI and the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. The high selling ewe was shown by Bridget Kukowski of Wyarno, WY. Jeff and Leslie Nevens of A&J Livestock in Lodi, WI purchased the ewe for $550. McRae Brothers of Jordan, MT showed the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ewe selling for $450 to Warren and Judy Nellis.

On 52 head of registered Targhee sheep the sale average was $512.98. Yearling rams averaged $733.33 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling rams averaging $1,125.00. Yearling ewes averaged $342.86 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling ewes averaging $325. Champion and Reserve Champion owners of sheep received Montana Silversmith belt buckles courtesy of the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association.

Rodney Kott, Montana State University Sheep Extension Specialist, judged the National Wool Show. Champion and Reserve Champion Ram fleeces were exhibited by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. Carolyn Green of Melville, MT and Darrell Deneke of Brookings, SD provided the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe fleeces.

As determined by a vote of the USTSA membership, the National Photo Contest awarded first and second places to Bridget Kukowski. Marcia Stulken of Highmore, SD supplied the third place photo.

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Wade Van Every of Sidney, MT, judged the USTSA National Junior Show. He named the Grand Champion, a ram shown by Rory Lewis of Reed Point, MT. Reserve Champion Ram was shown by Joelle Nevens of Lodi, WI. Grand Champion ewe was shown by Ben Kukowski of Wyarno, WY, with the Reserve Champion shown by Rory Lewis. Champion Senior Showman was Joelle Nevens, Reserve Champion was Rory Lewis. Champion Junior Showman was Andy Nevens of Lodi, WI, with Reserve Champion going to Ben Roeder of Fort Shaw, MT. Caroline Roeder, also of Fort Shaw, was the Champion Pee-Wee Showman with Ben Kukowski as Reserve Champion.

Receiving the annual designation of USTSA Premier Exhibitors were Dean and Charlene Von Krosigk representing Von Krosigk Family Targhees. The Junior Premier Exhibitor was Rory Lewis. They were awarded traveling USTSA trophies for their efforts.

Acknowledging tremendous personal achievement and contributions to the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association and American Sheep Industry has been a tradition for the USTSA. The Targhee Hall of Fame began honoring outstanding sheep men and women in 1983. Continuing with a 26 year tradition, the 2009 Targhee Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the USTSA banquet. This year’s inductees were the Whiteside Ranch represented by Jim and Kay Rene Whiteside and Charles and Shirley Whiteside of Angela, MT; Jack McRae of Jordan, MT; and Chase Hibbard of Adel, MT. Through wonderful oral histories each recipient’s struggles, triumphs, and successes were noted.

This year, for the first time, a Starter Flock was awarded to a deserving youth aged 9-17. The recipient of the flock was Caleb Pedersen, son of Leroy and Rebecca Pederson, of Lesterville, SD. Caleb was the named the winner from a pool of 16 applicants representing six states. Caleb received a yearling ewe from Carolyn Green, a ewe lamb from the Roeder family’s Montana Sheep Company of Fort Shaw, MT, a ram lamb from Von Krosigk Family Targhees, and to purchase additional sheep, $350 from Sieben Live Stock Company, and $150 from the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association. Also, donating to the USTSA Starter Flock through funds and services were Vernon and Juanita Bundt of High Point Targhees in Glidden, IA; Rudy and Martha Erickson of Rumar Farm in Wilson, WI; and the Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association of Kansas and Ohio. Applications for the 2010 USTSA Starter Flock will be available starting, January 4th.

For more information contact the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association office at 406-467-2462 or http://www.ustargheesheep.org.

Production, performance, lamb and wool. These are the fundamental characteristics of Targhee sheep. The Targhee breed excelled in exhibiting all of these core qualities at the 2009 National Show and Sale in Miles City, MT recently.

The National Open Show Judge, Tim Faller, former administrator of the Hettinger (ND) Sheep Experiment Station, named the Grand Champion a ram shown by Elisha Lewis of Reed Point, MT. It was purchased by Nate Espeland of Fishtail, MT. Von Krosigk Family Targhees of Riverton, WY had the Reserve Champion Ram which sold to Bryan, Susan and Russell Allred of Fountain Green, UT. The Reserve Champion Von Krosigk ram and the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ram shown by Chase Hibbard of Sieben Live Stock Company from Adel, MT, shared high selling ram honors at $2,000 each. The Sieben Live Stock Company ram was purchased by the University of Wisconsin-Madison of Arlington, WI.

The National Champion and Reserve Champion ewes were shown by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. They were purchased by Warren and Judy Nellis of Coleman, MI and the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. The high selling ewe was shown by Bridget Kukowski of Wyarno, WY. Jeff and Leslie Nevens of A&J Livestock in Lodi, WI purchased the ewe for $550. McRae Brothers of Jordan, MT showed the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ewe selling for $450 to Warren and Judy Nellis.

On 52 head of registered Targhee sheep the sale average was $512.98. Yearling rams averaged $733.33 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling rams averaging $1,125.00. Yearling ewes averaged $342.86 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling ewes averaging $325. Champion and Reserve Champion owners of sheep received Montana Silversmith belt buckles courtesy of the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association.

Rodney Kott, Montana State University Sheep Extension Specialist, judged the National Wool Show. Champion and Reserve Champion Ram fleeces were exhibited by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. Carolyn Green of Melville, MT and Darrell Deneke of Brookings, SD provided the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe fleeces.

As determined by a vote of the USTSA membership, the National Photo Contest awarded first and second places to Bridget Kukowski. Marcia Stulken of Highmore, SD supplied the third place photo.

Wade Van Every of Sidney, MT, judged the USTSA National Junior Show. He named the Grand Champion, a ram shown by Rory Lewis of Reed Point, MT. Reserve Champion Ram was shown by Joelle Nevens of Lodi, WI. Grand Champion ewe was shown by Ben Kukowski of Wyarno, WY, with the Reserve Champion shown by Rory Lewis. Champion Senior Showman was Joelle Nevens, Reserve Champion was Rory Lewis. Champion Junior Showman was Andy Nevens of Lodi, WI, with Reserve Champion going to Ben Roeder of Fort Shaw, MT. Caroline Roeder, also of Fort Shaw, was the Champion Pee-Wee Showman with Ben Kukowski as Reserve Champion.

Receiving the annual designation of USTSA Premier Exhibitors were Dean and Charlene Von Krosigk representing Von Krosigk Family Targhees. The Junior Premier Exhibitor was Rory Lewis. They were awarded traveling USTSA trophies for their efforts.

Acknowledging tremendous personal achievement and contributions to the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association and American Sheep Industry has been a tradition for the USTSA. The Targhee Hall of Fame began honoring outstanding sheep men and women in 1983. Continuing with a 26 year tradition, the 2009 Targhee Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the USTSA banquet. This year’s inductees were the Whiteside Ranch represented by Jim and Kay Rene Whiteside and Charles and Shirley Whiteside of Angela, MT; Jack McRae of Jordan, MT; and Chase Hibbard of Adel, MT. Through wonderful oral histories each recipient’s struggles, triumphs, and successes were noted.

This year, for the first time, a Starter Flock was awarded to a deserving youth aged 9-17. The recipient of the flock was Caleb Pedersen, son of Leroy and Rebecca Pederson, of Lesterville, SD. Caleb was the named the winner from a pool of 16 applicants representing six states. Caleb received a yearling ewe from Carolyn Green, a ewe lamb from the Roeder family’s Montana Sheep Company of Fort Shaw, MT, a ram lamb from Von Krosigk Family Targhees, and to purchase additional sheep, $350 from Sieben Live Stock Company, and $150 from the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association. Also, donating to the USTSA Starter Flock through funds and services were Vernon and Juanita Bundt of High Point Targhees in Glidden, IA; Rudy and Martha Erickson of Rumar Farm in Wilson, WI; and the Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association of Kansas and Ohio. Applications for the 2010 USTSA Starter Flock will be available starting, January 4th.

For more information contact the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association office at 406-467-2462 or http://www.ustargheesheep.org.

Production, performance, lamb and wool. These are the fundamental characteristics of Targhee sheep. The Targhee breed excelled in exhibiting all of these core qualities at the 2009 National Show and Sale in Miles City, MT recently.

The National Open Show Judge, Tim Faller, former administrator of the Hettinger (ND) Sheep Experiment Station, named the Grand Champion a ram shown by Elisha Lewis of Reed Point, MT. It was purchased by Nate Espeland of Fishtail, MT. Von Krosigk Family Targhees of Riverton, WY had the Reserve Champion Ram which sold to Bryan, Susan and Russell Allred of Fountain Green, UT. The Reserve Champion Von Krosigk ram and the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ram shown by Chase Hibbard of Sieben Live Stock Company from Adel, MT, shared high selling ram honors at $2,000 each. The Sieben Live Stock Company ram was purchased by the University of Wisconsin-Madison of Arlington, WI.

The National Champion and Reserve Champion ewes were shown by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. They were purchased by Warren and Judy Nellis of Coleman, MI and the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. The high selling ewe was shown by Bridget Kukowski of Wyarno, WY. Jeff and Leslie Nevens of A&J Livestock in Lodi, WI purchased the ewe for $550. McRae Brothers of Jordan, MT showed the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ewe selling for $450 to Warren and Judy Nellis.

On 52 head of registered Targhee sheep the sale average was $512.98. Yearling rams averaged $733.33 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling rams averaging $1,125.00. Yearling ewes averaged $342.86 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling ewes averaging $325. Champion and Reserve Champion owners of sheep received Montana Silversmith belt buckles courtesy of the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association.

Rodney Kott, Montana State University Sheep Extension Specialist, judged the National Wool Show. Champion and Reserve Champion Ram fleeces were exhibited by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. Carolyn Green of Melville, MT and Darrell Deneke of Brookings, SD provided the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe fleeces.

As determined by a vote of the USTSA membership, the National Photo Contest awarded first and second places to Bridget Kukowski. Marcia Stulken of Highmore, SD supplied the third place photo.

Wade Van Every of Sidney, MT, judged the USTSA National Junior Show. He named the Grand Champion, a ram shown by Rory Lewis of Reed Point, MT. Reserve Champion Ram was shown by Joelle Nevens of Lodi, WI. Grand Champion ewe was shown by Ben Kukowski of Wyarno, WY, with the Reserve Champion shown by Rory Lewis. Champion Senior Showman was Joelle Nevens, Reserve Champion was Rory Lewis. Champion Junior Showman was Andy Nevens of Lodi, WI, with Reserve Champion going to Ben Roeder of Fort Shaw, MT. Caroline Roeder, also of Fort Shaw, was the Champion Pee-Wee Showman with Ben Kukowski as Reserve Champion.

Receiving the annual designation of USTSA Premier Exhibitors were Dean and Charlene Von Krosigk representing Von Krosigk Family Targhees. The Junior Premier Exhibitor was Rory Lewis. They were awarded traveling USTSA trophies for their efforts.

Acknowledging tremendous personal achievement and contributions to the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association and American Sheep Industry has been a tradition for the USTSA. The Targhee Hall of Fame began honoring outstanding sheep men and women in 1983. Continuing with a 26 year tradition, the 2009 Targhee Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the USTSA banquet. This year’s inductees were the Whiteside Ranch represented by Jim and Kay Rene Whiteside and Charles and Shirley Whiteside of Angela, MT; Jack McRae of Jordan, MT; and Chase Hibbard of Adel, MT. Through wonderful oral histories each recipient’s struggles, triumphs, and successes were noted.

This year, for the first time, a Starter Flock was awarded to a deserving youth aged 9-17. The recipient of the flock was Caleb Pedersen, son of Leroy and Rebecca Pederson, of Lesterville, SD. Caleb was the named the winner from a pool of 16 applicants representing six states. Caleb received a yearling ewe from Carolyn Green, a ewe lamb from the Roeder family’s Montana Sheep Company of Fort Shaw, MT, a ram lamb from Von Krosigk Family Targhees, and to purchase additional sheep, $350 from Sieben Live Stock Company, and $150 from the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association. Also, donating to the USTSA Starter Flock through funds and services were Vernon and Juanita Bundt of High Point Targhees in Glidden, IA; Rudy and Martha Erickson of Rumar Farm in Wilson, WI; and the Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association of Kansas and Ohio. Applications for the 2010 USTSA Starter Flock will be available starting, January 4th.

For more information contact the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association office at 406-467-2462 or http://www.ustargheesheep.org.

Production, performance, lamb and wool. These are the fundamental characteristics of Targhee sheep. The Targhee breed excelled in exhibiting all of these core qualities at the 2009 National Show and Sale in Miles City, MT recently.

The National Open Show Judge, Tim Faller, former administrator of the Hettinger (ND) Sheep Experiment Station, named the Grand Champion a ram shown by Elisha Lewis of Reed Point, MT. It was purchased by Nate Espeland of Fishtail, MT. Von Krosigk Family Targhees of Riverton, WY had the Reserve Champion Ram which sold to Bryan, Susan and Russell Allred of Fountain Green, UT. The Reserve Champion Von Krosigk ram and the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ram shown by Chase Hibbard of Sieben Live Stock Company from Adel, MT, shared high selling ram honors at $2,000 each. The Sieben Live Stock Company ram was purchased by the University of Wisconsin-Madison of Arlington, WI.

The National Champion and Reserve Champion ewes were shown by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. They were purchased by Warren and Judy Nellis of Coleman, MI and the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. The high selling ewe was shown by Bridget Kukowski of Wyarno, WY. Jeff and Leslie Nevens of A&J Livestock in Lodi, WI purchased the ewe for $550. McRae Brothers of Jordan, MT showed the Champion National Sheep Improvement Program ewe selling for $450 to Warren and Judy Nellis.

On 52 head of registered Targhee sheep the sale average was $512.98. Yearling rams averaged $733.33 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling rams averaging $1,125.00. Yearling ewes averaged $342.86 with National Sheep Improvement Program yearling ewes averaging $325. Champion and Reserve Champion owners of sheep received Montana Silversmith belt buckles courtesy of the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association.

Rodney Kott, Montana State University Sheep Extension Specialist, judged the National Wool Show. Champion and Reserve Champion Ram fleeces were exhibited by Von Krosigk Family Targhees. Carolyn Green of Melville, MT and Darrell Deneke of Brookings, SD provided the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe fleeces.

As determined by a vote of the USTSA membership, the National Photo Contest awarded first and second places to Bridget Kukowski. Marcia Stulken of Highmore, SD supplied the third place photo.

Wade Van Every of Sidney, MT, judged the USTSA National Junior Show. He named the Grand Champion, a ram shown by Rory Lewis of Reed Point, MT. Reserve Champion Ram was shown by Joelle Nevens of Lodi, WI. Grand Champion ewe was shown by Ben Kukowski of Wyarno, WY, with the Reserve Champion shown by Rory Lewis. Champion Senior Showman was Joelle Nevens, Reserve Champion was Rory Lewis. Champion Junior Showman was Andy Nevens of Lodi, WI, with Reserve Champion going to Ben Roeder of Fort Shaw, MT. Caroline Roeder, also of Fort Shaw, was the Champion Pee-Wee Showman with Ben Kukowski as Reserve Champion.

Receiving the annual designation of USTSA Premier Exhibitors were Dean and Charlene Von Krosigk representing Von Krosigk Family Targhees. The Junior Premier Exhibitor was Rory Lewis. They were awarded traveling USTSA trophies for their efforts.

Acknowledging tremendous personal achievement and contributions to the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association and American Sheep Industry has been a tradition for the USTSA. The Targhee Hall of Fame began honoring outstanding sheep men and women in 1983. Continuing with a 26 year tradition, the 2009 Targhee Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the USTSA banquet. This year’s inductees were the Whiteside Ranch represented by Jim and Kay Rene Whiteside and Charles and Shirley Whiteside of Angela, MT; Jack McRae of Jordan, MT; and Chase Hibbard of Adel, MT. Through wonderful oral histories each recipient’s struggles, triumphs, and successes were noted.

This year, for the first time, a Starter Flock was awarded to a deserving youth aged 9-17. The recipient of the flock was Caleb Pedersen, son of Leroy and Rebecca Pederson, of Lesterville, SD. Caleb was the named the winner from a pool of 16 applicants representing six states. Caleb received a yearling ewe from Carolyn Green, a ewe lamb from the Roeder family’s Montana Sheep Company of Fort Shaw, MT, a ram lamb from Von Krosigk Family Targhees, and to purchase additional sheep, $350 from Sieben Live Stock Company, and $150 from the Montana Targhee Sheep Breeders Association. Also, donating to the USTSA Starter Flock through funds and services were Vernon and Juanita Bundt of High Point Targhees in Glidden, IA; Rudy and Martha Erickson of Rumar Farm in Wilson, WI; and the Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative Association of Kansas and Ohio. Applications for the 2010 USTSA Starter Flock will be available starting, January 4th.

For more information contact the U.S. Targhee Sheep Association office at 406-467-2462 or http://www.ustargheesheep.org.