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WSSP
PO Box 2145
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-888-3003
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County Sheep Associations
Information
Southwest Washington Sheep Producers
173 Bay Rd
Winlock, WA 98596
Our association offers sheep related educational programs to our members. We promote the use of lamb and wool and we assist in sound sheep projects for youth programs.
Kittitas County Sheep Producers
Promotion of wool, lamb and sheep management improvements and production in Kittitas County. We offer a wool pool each June, a Sheep Information Day every January and promote the youth at Pre-Show and Kittitas County Fair with trophies and awards in both wool and lamb production. We donate a purebred ewe to a chosen (by application and interview) youth each year for a youth breeding project.


The Puget Sound Purebred Sheep Breeders' Association was formed in 1980 to promote the interests of the purebred sheep industry. We have members primarily in western StateWashington and also in the larger eastern portion of PlaceNameplaceWashington PlaceTypeState. Members encourage the improvement of both purebred and commercial sheep through the use of quality purebred stock. Special emphasis is placed on youth support and education.
Our CLUB LAMB WORKSHOP will be early May 2009
Currently, more local lamb marketing program are being explored. This may prove to be a great year.
Other Ag-Related and Legislative Links
Make It With Wool State Director
Susan Parr (253) 922-5403


Information on health requirements for transporting sheep, the state scrapie program and more
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
Livestock statistics through USDA.
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/wa


FSA supports producers financially through farm loans, and price support, conservation, and disaster assistance programs. Of specific interest to sheep producers would be the wool marketing assistance loans, livestock disaster assistance, farm loans and rural youth loans. The rural youth loans are great for financing 4H and FFA projects.
Puget Sound Meat Producers Cooperative
Cheryl Ouellette 253-278-3609
 An agricultural cooperative formed to serve the south Puget Sound area with USDA certification for locally grown livestock.  A mobile slaughter unit is already being constructed under a contract funded by the Pierce County Conservation District and should be operational by mid 2009.  This unit will bring USDA monitored slaughter to King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce and  Thurston counties.
National Sheep Organizations
www.sheepusa.org
ASI is the national organization representing the interests of the 64,000 sheep producers located throughout the United States. From East to West, farm flocks to range operations, ASI works to represent the interests of all producers.
www.nlfa-sheep.org
The National Lamb Feeders Association is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to initiate, sponsor and carry out plans, programs, policies and activities which will promote, encourage and improve the production of lambs and sheep in the United States and any place in the world.
www.americanlambboard.org
Promotional organization for American Lamb, includes lots of great recipes for lamb.
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