Polypay sheep were developed in the United States with the goal of developing a breed of sheep known for its maternal characteristics including early fertility, prolificacy, aseasonal breeding, and milk production. These qualities make them an excellent foundation for many production systems.
The purpose of the American Polypay Sheep Association is to engage in the promotion, advancement, and continued improvement of the Polypay breed of sheep throughout the world.

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2018 Eastern NSIP Sale Results

August 17, 2018

The results of the 2018 Eastern NSIP sale, which was held in Wooster, OH, are now posted on the NSIP website. The average sale price for Polypay rams was $627.62 and for ewes it was $525.00. There continues to be great demand for rams and ewes in the eastern United States.

Directors' Meetings and Annual Membership Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2018

The July APSA Directors' and Annual Membership meetings were held at the Center of the Nation Sale in Spencer, IA. There was a good discussion about the growth of the association and engaging the Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, ID to strengthen the breed. Read more...

2018 Center of the Nation NSIP Sale Results

July 27, 2018

The results of the 2018 Center of the Nation NSIP Sale, which was held in Spencer, IA, are now posted on the NSIP website. The Polypay portion of the sale was very strong. The average sale price for rams was $1066.67 and for ewes it was $603.57. There continues to be great demand for rams and ewes.

Upcoming Annual Meeting

July 20, 2018

The annual meeting of the American Polypay Sheep Association will be on the evening of August 27th Read more...

Fecal Egg Count Grant

July 17, 2018

We are in our third and final year of the grant from the Let’s Grow Committee to work on quantitative genetic analysis of parasite resistance and the collection of DNA samples for possible future genome research. Read more...

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