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NASSA Fees to Increase on September

by Site Admin on May 10, 2019

For the first time in many years, the NASSA Board of Directors has voted to increase fees for transfers and registrations. Memberships, annual dues, and all other fees will remain the same.

The fees for all registrations and transfers will increase by $1 starting on September 1.

Costs for postage, advertising, printing, and the purchase of items for the NASSA store have increased over the past few years and fees need to rise to keep up with costs.

In both 2017 and 2018 NASSA operated at a small deficit, which should not be allowed to continue. The small increase in registration and transfer fees should be enough to offset the deficit and allow NASSA to continue offering its services to our members.

Starting on September 1 the fee schedule will be as follows:

  • Adult ewe registration – $6
  • Adults ram registration – $11
  • Ewe lamb registration – $6
  • Ram lamb registration – $11
  • Transfers – $5
  • Late transfers – $9

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2019 All-American Junior Sheep Show

by Site Admin on May 4, 2019

The 2019 All-American Junior Sheep Show is going to be held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS from July 4-7, 2019. This will be the second time the All American has visited Kansas and the show looks forward to going back to the Sunflower State. The All-American is the premier and largest junior breeding sheep show in the country. The breeds participating this year are: Polled Dorsets, Horned Dorsets, Dorset Advantage, Hampshires, Southdowns, Border Leicesters, Cheviots, Shropshires, Oxfords, Montadales, Romneys, Shetlands, Lincolns, Natural Coloreds, Tunis, Dorpers, Columbias, Corriedales, Katahdins, Merinos, Targhees and Rambouillets. Two new breeds have joined the All American, White Dorpers and Suffolks will also have breed shows. Several meat breeds will feature slick shorn classes at the All-American and several wool breeds will be highlighted once again this year. Judges for this year’s event will be Tim Hall, Dalmatia, PA; Matt Scramlin, Holly, MI; and Ryan Hendricks, Leonardville, KS. The National Junior Southdown Show, National Junior Tunis Show and National Junior Suffolk Show will be held in conjunction with the All American Junior show this year.

More details about the 2019 All-American Junior Sheep Show

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Spring 2019 NASSA News

April 1, 2019
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The Spring 2019 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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Winter 2019 NASSA News

January 6, 2019
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The Winter 2019 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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Fall 2018 NASSA News

October 2, 2018
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The Fall 2018 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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2018 NASSA AGM Schedule and Registration Form

July 20, 2018

Please see the document below for details on the 2018 NASSA Annual General Meeting to be held in conjunction with The Taos Wool Festival October 6 & 7, Taos, New Mexico. 2018 NASSA AGM Flyer

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Summer 2018 NASSA News

July 8, 2018
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The Summer 2018 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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Spring 2018 NASSA News

April 3, 2018
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The Spring 2018 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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Winter 2018 NASSA News

January 1, 2018
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The Winter 2018 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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Fall 2017 NASSA News

October 2, 2017
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The Fall 2017 issue of NASSA News is now available to download from the Members Area of the Online Database website. If you are a NASSA member and have already set up your Members Area account, go to the NASSA News page and log in to see the link for downloading the latest issue. Or […]

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