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The ABLA newsletter is printed quarterly. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view newsletters in our archive, shown below. You are welcome to submit an article, photo, show or fiber festival information, a recipe etc. to the ABLA Newsletter Editor, Tiffany Deakin, at tdeakin93@gmail.com

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Newsletters Archive

Winter 2017

Profile: The Thomas Family
Neck of the Woods
The Lambing Process
2016 Border Leicester Futurity Contest
Lamb Care: The First 24 Hours
National Border Leicster Show Results
ABLA Budget
Recipe: Asiago Lamb Burgers by Ann Crider

Fall 2016

Profile: Irene Nebiker, the Energizer Bunny
UK Sheep Genetics
Big E Results
Great Lakes Show and Sale
Addison County Fair
British Wool Marketing Board
Youth Shows
Neck of the Woods


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Spring 2016

A Fleece Primer by Letty Klein
Tips for Shearing Season
All-American Junior Show
NE Youth Sheep Show
Neck of the Woods



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Winter 2016

Lambing Time Tips and Techniques
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Wool
Great Lakes Show and Sale Info
2015 Futurity Contest Results
NAILE 2015 Border Leicester Results
Neck of the Woods



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Fall 2015

Member Profile – Katherine Knox Flystrike by Sue Johnson
National Border Leicester Show at Big E
Pacific NW Regional Boarder Leicester Show
Illinois State Fair Results
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival
Keystone Results
Treasurer’s Report
Neck of the Woods



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Summer 2015

Member Profile – Weston Hill Farm
National Border Leicester Sale Report
All American Junior Sheep Show Results
Border Leicesters at North East Youth Sheep Show
Neck of the Woods



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Spring 2015

Member Profile – Marilyn & Carol Fogle
ABLA Financial Report
Director Bios
Let Your Wool be Used for the Wool Judging Contest
2015 All American Junior Show
Color Genetics in Border Leicester Sheep
Neck of the Woods



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Winter 2015

Member Profile – Colleen Smith
Canning Jar Dyeing
NAILE BL Show
Wooster Weekend
Creep Feeding by Dr. Kennedy
NAILE Jr. BL Show Results
Neck of the Woods



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Fall 2014

Breeding Season Ram Management
Preparing Ewes for Breeding Season
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Results
Oregon State Fair Results
Wisconsin State Fair Results
Production of Handspinning Fleece
Bylaw Changes
National Regional Border Leicester Results
Neck of the Woods
What’s New with Youth?
ABLA Membership Application



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Summer 2014

Doc Kennedy’s Tips & Short Cuts
Great Lakes Show & Sale Fleece Show Results
Maryland Sheep & Wool Results
Feltmaking
Soremouth Commentary
What’s New with Youth?
Neck of the Woods



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Spring 2014

Market to Handspinners…Sure you can!
“Neck of the Woods”
Manipulating Sheep per Acres to Control Parasites
Great Lakes Show & Sale
What’s New with Youth?
ABLA Board of Directors Bios
NEYSS Press Release
Futurity Form & Contest Rules
Member Directory
ABLA Membership Application



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Winter 2014

Kent Knappenberger wins “Music Education Award”
Diane Waibel Obituary
Washing Raw Fleece Basics
Prelambing Time Vaccs
Colostrum Requirements
ABLA 2013 Futurity Winners
NAILE Results
Neck of the Woods



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Fall 2013

“Trailing of the Sheep Festival”
President’s Message
Junior News
Notes from the Treasurer
“Your Neck of the Woods”
Best Fiber Equals Best Products
2013 Show Results From Around the States
Colin Seigmund Accepts Role
ABLA Newsletter Editor Job Description
ABLA Membership Application



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Summer 2013

“A Big Thank You!” Callie Taylor
President’s Message
Youth News
Futurity Contest
Keystone International Livestock
NE Youth Sheep Show
Reclaim Your Fame
Great Lakes Sale Report
“Your Neck of the Woods”
ABLA Membership Application



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Winter 2013

Word From the Directors
2012 Financial Report
Time to Change Fleece
NAILE Show Results
Western Washington Fair Results
2012 Futurity Report
Periparturient Egg Rise
New Disease Certification
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Fall 2012

Correy McAtee – Profile
President’s Message
Junior News
2012 Show Results From Around The States
History of Wool
News from the Northwest
Letter to Show Superintendents
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Summer 2012

President’s Message
Sweet Meadow Farm
North Western Happening
National BL Fleece Show
National BL Show & Sale
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Results
National Regional BL Show at Big E
Director Anne Key Obituary
New DNA Test for Susceptibility to OPP Virus
Michigan Fiber Festival
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Spring 2012

President’s Message
Keeping In Touch with Breeders Kit & Kerry Phelps
Registrations by State
ABLA Board of Directors Bios
Great Lakes Show & Sale Info
Soremouth Commentary
Marketing Border Leicesters
Characteristics of Wool
Michigan Fiber Festival
NorthEast Youth Sheep Show
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Winter 2012

President’s Message
2012 Budget
The Right Size Revisited
NAILE Border Leicester Results
2011 Futurity Winners
Great Lakes Show & Sale Info
The Elusive Perfect Border Leicester
For Best Value, Separate Wool
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Fall 2011

President’s Message
A Guide to Feeding Lambs
Youth New Corner
National Show Results & Pics
Michigan Fiber Festival
“Your Neck of the Woods”
Nebraska State Fair Results
Wisconsin State Fair Results & Pics
NYS Fair Results
Sheep Management Tools
Are you certified?
ABLA Newsletter Editor Job Description
Oregon State Fair Pics



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Spring 2011

Watkins Sheep Farm – Profile
President’s Message
Youth Show Announcements
National Sale Fleece Show
Annual Mtg Agenda
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Winter 2011

2010 Futurity Winners
President’s Message
Youth News Corner
NE Youth Sheep Show
2010 YE Financial Report
2011 Budget
Newsletter Editor Job Description
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Fall 2010

OPP – Hype or Hazard? by Judy Lewman
President’s Message
Youth News Corner
National Regional BL Show
Turning Sheep’s Wool into High Quality Insulation
Janet Seavey Obit
Wool Care & Grading
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Summer 2010

Breeding Season Ram Management
President’s Message
Youth News Corner
Maryland Sheep Show Results
Annual Mtg Notes
National Sale Result
Great Lakes Fleece Show Results
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Spring 2010

Heelside Farms – Profile
President’s Message
Right On Target
Youth News Corner
National Sale Fleece Show
Financial Report/Budget
ABLA By-Law Changes Results
Annual Mtg Agenda
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Winter 2010

Kit Phelps – Profile
President’s Message
Pipestone Sheep Management Educ.
National Scrapie Eradication Prog. Update
Getting Ready for Lambing & Kidding
Mastitis in Ewes & Does
NAILE Show Results
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Summer 2009

Polly Hopkins – Profile
President’s Message
Dealing with Sheep Parasites
Maryland Sheep & Wool Border Leicester Results
“Your Neck of the Woods”
2008 ABLA Financial Report
2009 ABLA Budget
Great Lakes Sale – Border Leicester Results
National Border Leicester Sale – Fleece Show Results



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Spring 2009

President’s Message
Oven Dyeing
Bios for Director Positions
Voting ballet
Spring 2009 Photo Contest Winners
National Border Leicester Sale Fleece Show
ABLA Ewe Futurity Contest Rules
Lambing Tips
Bylaws Review
Winter 2009 Photo Contest Reprint
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Winter 2008-09

Warm Woolens Cooperative
Yahoo Group discussion
What a year for Border Leicesters
Canadian Import changes
U.S. Shearers Compete
New Ewe Lamb Futurity
Showing Living History
Kate Shirley, Humbug Farm
Photo Contest Winners
Nebraska State Fair results
Congrats to Emily Adham
National Sale Information
NAILE results
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Summer 2008

Sue Johnson – Profile
President’s Message
How to Reduce Ear Tag Losses
National Sale Report
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Results
ABLA Standard of Excellence
2nd Youth Photo Contest Results
NEYSS A Success!
“Your Neck of the Woods”



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Spring 2008

“Vanessa” – by Katy Cain
Tips for Growing Lambs
JR Photo Contest Winners
Baby Lamb Survival
Barbecue Lamb Pizza
Guarding & Herding Dogs
Border Leicester Standards
Tips for Injection & Footrot
“Your Neck of the Woods”
NEYSS Information



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Winter 2008

Emily Gibson – Profile
Border Leicester Fleece Reminder
Junior Award Winners
Information for Jr. Contests
California Wool Show & Sale
A Country Under Siege!
Broiled Cumin Lamb Chops
Border Leicester Standards
“Your Neck of the Woods”
2007 NE Fair Results



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Fall 2007

Jessica Thompson – Profile
Basic Immunology
Washing a Fleece in a Machine
Prelambing Ewe Management
Sprains, Bruises, & Broken Legs
Vaccination Principals
Scenes from NY Bred Ewe Sale
“Your Neck of the Woods”
Foot Rot & Foot Scald
Membership Application



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Summer 2007

Eve Kaplan Walbrecht – Profile
NEYSS Results
Hoof Care
Preparing Ewes for Breeding
Excerpts from a Sheep Journal
Breeding Time Management
MD Sheep & Wool Results
“Your Neck of the Woods”
Rhody Blankets
National Sale Results
Wool Judge – Mary Grant



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Spring 2007

Conway Family Farm – Profile
Stan Driscoll, …Passes
Identification Options
Heat Stress
The Oldest Textile Craft
Are you a Sheep-Aholic???
Standard of Excellence
Western Stock Show Results
Highlights from BOD meeting
Membership Application



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Winter 2007

Ewe Flock Selection
Colin Sigmund – Youth Profile
Painting Handspun Yarn
Prelambing Time Vaccination
Pre-lambing Ewe Management
Answers to Questions about Wool
Standard of Excellence
NAILE Show Results
Water – Winter – Ewes
Interruptions to a …Pregnancy
Lamb Pita Sandwiches



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Fall 2006

Stud Ram Selection
Black Sheep Gathering
Treasurer’s Report
Introducing Sarah Hopkins
NorthEast Youth Sheep Show
NY Sheep & Wool Festival
Internal Parasite Control
Big E Results
Tortellini & Lamb Soup
Intro to Rotational Grazing



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Summer 2006

Profile • Kelly Mansfield
Annual Meeting Minutes
MD Sheep & Wool Festival
Treasurer’s Report
Finding Your Perfect Sheep
Copper Toxicity in Sheep
Junior Member News
Pulled Lamb Recipe
HYPERthermia in lambs
Dyeing Self Patterning Wool



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Spring 2006

Profile • Jennifer Bierhuizen
Lamb Stew with Caraway
January Board Minutes
We’re Hooked on BLs
Some Thoughts on Wool
Managing Kidding & Lambing
In Memoriam: Bob Millikan
National Western Show
Western WA Fair Results
Membership Directory



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Winter 2006

NAILE Summary
NAILE Results
Annual Meeting Minutes
NE State Fair Results
Value Added Producer Grants
SD State Fair Results
Cornell Sheep Symposium
ALB 2006 Grant
Wrister Knitting Pattern
Tips Corner



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Fall 2005

Profile • Betty Levin
Marketing on the Internet
New Editor Noreen Atkins
Fiber Guilds: Beginning
ABLA Junior Shepherds
The Ideal Lambing Season
Guard Dogs for Predators
National BL Show Results
NE Regional BL Show Results
A Book Review



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Summer 2005

Profile • Tami Russell
Parasite Management
ABLA Standard of Excellence
Parasite Management Tools
MD S&WF Show Results
Make Yarn – Make a Profit
ABLA T-Shirt Order Form
Canning Jar Dyeing
National BL Sale Report
NorthEast Youth Sheep Show



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Spring 2005

Profile • Lucien Hamernik
Mastitis
Dirt Eating Lambs
Zoonotic Diseases
Shepherds and Old Sheep
What About Showing Sheep?
Lamb Riblet & Onion Soup
Making Sense of Genotyping
DNA Scrapie Testing
“Breeding for Resistance”
Testing and Control of OPP



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Winter 2005

Profile • Barbara Thompson
Lambing Difficulties
Lambing Tips from Members
Pregnancy Toxemia
Dealings: Pregnancy Toxemia
Milk Fever Strikes
Early Embryonic Death
ABLA Junior Shepherds
National BL Show Results
Basic Immunology
Injection Tips



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Fall 2004

Profile • Greta Dise
Black to the Future
Color Genetics in BL Sheep
OregonWool.com
NorthEast Youth Sheep Show
Production of Fleece
Lamb Burgundy Recipe
Feeding Sheep for Clean Wool
Buyer Beware!
NE Regional BL Show Results



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Summer 2004

Profile • Anthony and Kay Cole
Introduction to Parasitology
Internal Parasites
ABLA Bylaws
ABLA Rules and Procedures
Guide for Judging BL Sheep
Parasites and Drug Resistance
Deworming Spring Lambs
Show Results from MDSWF
Common Antelmintics



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Spring 2004

Profile • Di Waibel
Improvement: Linebreeding
Genetic & Nutritional Effects
Sunday Lamb Dinner
Tattoos – Tamper-Proof ID
Excerpts from a Sheep Journal
News from ASI
External Parasites
Scrapie Requirements
Candidates for the Board