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Welcome to NCWGA

If you are interested in naturally-colored sheep and their wool, the Natural Colored Wool Growers Association invites you to become a member of our ever-growing community of colored sheep breeders and supporters.

The NCWGA

Since 1977 the purpose of NCWGA has been to assist members in the development and promotion of naturally-colored sheep and their wool. NCWGA can accomplish this by offering a number of services to members. These services include programs to support breeders of colored sheep, to support sheep shows which allow colored sheep, and to support the judges of those shows.

We also maintain a membership directory, to help bring breeders and buyers together. This is a reliable resource to help shepherds search out colored sheep in a wide variety of breeds, and allows consumers, like hand spinners and crafters, find local sources for wool.

Finally, our professional sheep registration service is reliable, accurate, and safe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to provide any assistance we can.

Register Sheep

Online and Mail in Registration

Member Directory

A List of Our Members

Become a Member

How to become a member of NCWGA

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2020 Midwest Stud Ram Sale Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Given the current circumstances and social gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that Heartland Livestock Services, along with the Midwest Stud Ram Sale Executive Committee, have concluded that the 2020 Midwest Stud Ram Sale will be canceled. This decision was not made lightly, and we believe it is in the best interest of the health and safety of consignors, buyers, our staff, fairgrounds staff, and the community at large.

We considered the advice of local experts and authorities when making this tough decision. Collectively, we reviewed the State of Missouri’s business re-opening guidelines and consulted with the Missouri State Fairgrounds and the Administrator of Pettis County Public Health to seek guidance related to large public gatherings, such as the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Unfortunately, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase in Pettis County and the surrounding counties, and local restrictions will remain tighter than those for other areas of Missouri for the foreseeable future.

See the attached press release for full details on cancellation and plans for next year.

We will greatly miss seeing you all this summer, but will look forward to getting the sheep family together in 2021!
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2020 Midwest Stud Ram Sale Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Given the current circumstances and social gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, it is with a heavy heart that Heartland Livestock Services, along with the Midwest Stud Ram Sale Executive Committee, have concluded that the 2020 Midwest Stud Ram Sale will be canceled. This decision was not made lightly, and we believe it is in the best interest of the health and safety of consignors, buyers, our staff, fairgrounds staff, and the community at large.

We considered the advice of local experts and authorities when making this tough decision. Collectively, we reviewed the State of Missouri’s business re-opening guidelines and consulted with the Missouri State Fairgrounds and the Administrator of Pettis County Public Health to seek guidance related to large public gatherings, such as the Midwest Stud Ram Sale. Unfortunately, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase in Pettis County and the surrounding counties, and local restrictions will remain tighter than those for other areas of Missouri for the foreseeable future. 

See the attached press release for full details on cancellation and plans for next year.  

We will greatly miss seeing you all this summer, but will look forward to getting the sheep family together in 2021!

Members please be aware that John Merlau, our association President's email has been hacked.

Please delete any emails from John asking for funds or donations of any kind.

Thank you!
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Glad to hear..I was wondering I got that email about 1:00pm today🤨

Thank you for the heads up

Y'all get ready for 2021 National Show!!We are saddened to report that Wool Market has been cancelled. Given the uncertainty around the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, it was the best (and safest) decision. Thank you for your patience while this difficult decision went through the proper channels at the Town of Estes Park.

We'll see you in 2021 (June 10-13)! Stay safe and well, everyone! (and get plenty of fiber - keeps you healthy!)
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Yall get ready for 2021 National Show!!

Regional Directors

The Board is looking to fill various regional directors positions and encourage anyone interested and willing to serve as a Regional Director to contact Kate Lowder, NCWGA Secretary at .

Regional Directors are primarily responsible for promoting NCWGA in their respective regions by all means possible including but not limited to:

1. Attending shows, sales, fairs spinning guilds, sheep field days, wool and fiber festivals and other natural colored sheep or wool events and promoting such events.
2. By recruiting new members for the Association and being accessible to respond to questions and inquiries from members and prospective members
3. By soliciting and assisting with national and regional shows in their region. Requests for hosting a national show should come from Regional Directors
4. By furnishing regular notes or articles about Natural Colored Sheep and wool shows and activities of interest by posting same on the NCWGA website
5. Keeping the Board informed of all activities , show results and member concerns

Region 1 – California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington.

Region 2 – Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.

Region 3 – Canada, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin.

Region 4 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina.

Region 5 – Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Region 6 – Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont.
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Which region needs a director?

Greta, you would be great!

If anybody receives and email like the one pictured below, please don't click any links and forward it to:

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If anybody receives and email like the one pictured below, please dont click any links and forward it to:

Abuse@gofundme.com

What’s happening in the NCWGA?

District 1

District 2

District 3

Junior Assn.