Southdown Journal Deadlines

It is that time of year again! The Southdown Journal is being developed to showcase the breed to a large audience of other breeders and enthusiasts.

In addition to the publication reaching readers through the printed version, it is also published online for all to see for a full calendar year here.

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to connect with other breeders and potential customers through a printed advertisement. The deadline for print-ready advertisements in Sept. 15. If you plan to run an advertisement or have any questions regarding the Journal advertising opportunities, please reach out to the Editor, Kayla Jennings at 830-570-2630 or


Journal & Directory Advertising

Size Rate Specs
2 page $800 15″x10″ (17.5″x11.5″ with bleed)
1 page $500 7.5″x10″ (8.75″x11.5″ with bleed)
2/3 page $350 7.25”x 6.67” or 5”x10”
1/2 page vertical $330 4.75”x 7.25”
1/2 page horizontal $300 7.25”x 4.75”
1/3 page $240 7.25”x3.34” or 2.5”x10”
1/4 page $185 3.75″x5″ or 5″x3.5″
3.5 inch x 2.5 inch $100 3.5″x2.5″ or 2.5″x3.5″

Southdown Juniors Succeed at The All-American

Junior sheep enthusiasts flocked to Hutchinson, Kan., for the 2019 All-American Junior Show July 4-7, 2019. Southdown youth experienced success inside and outside the show ring this year. Follow link to view full show results. View contest results below.

Congratulations to our Southdown showmanship top three winners!

First place winners: Braylon Porter, Caleb Formo, Ephraim Fowler, Drew Hoeflinger, Alivia Porter, Hope Barker, Adriana Wendland, Trent George, Jaleigh Oldenurg, and Preston Forsee

Second place: Mackenzie Padgett, Carson Knittel, Lincoln Oldenburg, Charlee Ryan, Tate Stevens and Samantha Everhart

Third place: Lillian Schut, Tayden Miller, Tyson Miller, Silas Growth, Maddie Hauger, and Madelyn Groth

Judging Team Southdown winners:

Ephraim Fowler-1st place Beginner, Josie Nold-3rd place Beginner, Ryker Beckmier- 5th place Beginner

Logan Beckmier- 3rd place Junior, Kade Beckmier- 5th place Junior

Shaylee Maddox- 1st place Intermediate, Jordan Sylvester- 3rd place Intermediate, Emily Nold- 4th place Intermediate

Carson Lobdell- 5th place Senior

Skillathon Southdown winners

Josie Nold- 2nd place beginner, Ryker Beckmier- 3rd place beginner, Charley Coffin- 5th place beginner

Zack Peterson- 3rd place junior

Preston Forsee- 2nd place senior, Carson Lobdell- 3rd place senior, Hannah Taylor-5th place senior

Scholarship Deadline August 1

American Junior Southdown Association (AJSA) members from graduated seniors to age 21 are eligible for scholarships through the American Southdown Breeders’ Association (ASBA). Three scholarships of $1,000 are up for grabs.

The ASBA offers scholarships to junior Southdown members to reward their work as Southdown breeders and to encourage participation in Southdown activities. The Scholarship is available to any ASBA junior member who is pursuing an education after high school.

Scholarship Requirements:
 Applicants must be a junior member of the ABSA.
 Applicants must be age 21 or under as of January 1.
 Applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at a college, university or technical school as of September 1, and must intend to enroll in classes at that school the next semester following the application deadline.
 Junior members may re-apply for the scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements for the application year.
 Applications will not be accepted from previous ASBA scholarship winners.

Scholarship Criteria:
 Southdown experiences and achievements 50%
 Leadership and activities within ag-related organizations 30%
 Essay 20%

Application Process:
Applicants must complete the Application Form found here.
 Limit answers to the space provided. You must submit electronically in PDF or Word document form.
 Attach an unofficial copy of most recent transcript, this does not need to be sent from the registrar’s office. If first semester college freshman, attach proof of enrollment and a personal copy of high school transcript. Transcripts must also be sent electronically.
 Attach the two summary pages and one essay page. Do not exceed the length specifications.
 Applications must be electronically submitted no later than August 1 to the ABSA office:

Scholarship winners will be notified by October 1. Scholarship winners who are able to attend will be recognized and scholarships will be awarded during the Southdown Social & Annual Meeting at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.