MONTANA SUFFOLK SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

1981 - 2014   33 YEARS OF PROMOTING SUFFOLK SHEEP IN MONTANA

MONTANA SUFFOLK SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT



VICE PRESIDENT


Dakota Gaustad

Scobey, MT

d.gaustad@hotmail.com


SECRETARY/TREASURER


Jane Rath

296 Wyttenhove Lane

Miles City, MT 59301

406-232-1060

DIRECTORS


Dana Penrod

Miles City, MT 59301

heartlazyp@midrivers.com

DIRECTORS


Kim Knutson

Clyde Park, MT 59018

kimssuffolks@yahoo.com


DIRECTORS


Dakota Gaustad

Scobey, MT

d.gaustad@hotmail.com

DIRECTORS


Gail Stevens

Joliet, MT

stevensranch@q.com



The Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association was founded in 1981. Its mission is to encourage and provide instruction for its members and to promote and support the Suffolk Sheep breed and industry in the United States.


The Association is a nonprofit corporation in the state of Montana. Owners and breeders of purebred and registered Suffolk sheep within Montana are eligible to become members of the Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association.


New members are always welcome. Join Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association


The Association also welcomes interested individuals and businesses within Montana.

The current annual membership dues are $25.00 for voting members over the age of 18. Junior memberships that do not carry a voting privilege are available to Suffolk breeders under the age of 18 for $15.00 annually.


The MSSBA primarily promotes Suffolk sheep through advertising. It has been estimated that each member receives approximately $600 worth of advertising for the $25.00 membership fee ($15.00 for junior members). New members are always welcome.


History of the Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association

The Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association was formed in 1981 with Susan Quist from Clyde Park, Don and Maureen Cleveland from Fairfield, Tom Shaughnessy from Corvallis, Tom Grimes from Cascade and Cliff Abbott from Livingston as officers and directors.


They formed a show and sale that was held in Livingston until 1986 then the show and sale was moved to Billings during the fair. The last show was held in 1993 and the last sale was held in 2002. Pete Knutson from Clyde Park was the auctioneer for our sales.


Our first directory was put together in 1994 and it still being printed today.


A Ewe grant for Montana kids was established in 2006 with 18 ewe grants being given to date.