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Ohio well represented at ASI Convention

March 3, 2015

American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) News

Columbus, Ohio (OSIA) – Several Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members as well as representatives for the National Make It with Wool Contest attended the 2015 American Sheep Industry Association Convention in the arid, cool town of Reno, NV. Reno has been the site of several ASI annual meetings.

The Ohio delegation included the following representatives: Shawn and Kim Ray, Cumberland; Bill and Susan Shultz, DeGraff; Jim and Denise Percival, Xenia; Nick Forrest, Oxford; Don Van Nostran, Athens; Laura DeYoung, Peninsula; Mary Roediger, Athens; Dr. Henry Zerby, Marengo; and Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.

Members attending the convention were involved in committee and council meetings, discussing anything from sheep industry related legislative issues to livestock protection animals; and marketing of sheep, lamb, and wool to the lamb markets, to sheep related health, nutrition, and predator control research. The meeting also included U.S. sheep industry policy development for the upcoming year.