VETERNARIANS

Dr. Reuben Neumier: Virden, MB (204) 748-6914

Dr. Judy Hodge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Neil Versavel, Dr. Luc Versavel Equi-Tech Veterinary Inc. Stonewall. MB (204) 467-2083

Dr. Max Popp: CFIA (for scrapie or other CFIA related questions) Winnipeg District Office (204) 984-5067 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Sherry Wurtz: Wheat City Veterinary Clinic Ltd., Brandon, MB (204) 728-9262

Dr. Ellen Amundsen-Case: Parkland Veterinary Clinic, Roblin, MB (204) 937-8952

Dr. Tanya Anderson: Gladstone Veterinary Clinic, (204) 385-2892 Cell: (204) 857-1704 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Allister Gray, DVM Grand Valley Animal Clinic Brandon, MB R7A 0H5 (204) 728-0033

Dr. Cathy Clemence Russell, MB (204) 773-3777 

 

LABORATORY SERVICES

The Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory with MB Agriculture does the majority of disease tests on Livestock in MB. Samples that go to the lab are submitted through a licensed Provincial veterinarian.

Contact is Dr. Mark Swendrowski, Manager - Veterinary Diagnostic Services, Agricultural Services Complex , 545 University Crescent , Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5S6, Phone: (204) 945-0174.

 

SPECIALISTS

 

MB Agricultre Sheep Team:

Rob Berry - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wray Whitmore - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linda Fox - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Details Released for the 2018 Show & Sale

 

The 2018 MSA Show & Sale will take place on Saturday, August 25th at the Carberry Fair Grounds in Carberry, MB.  Please click here to download an entry form.

 

Important Dates to Note:

 

August 3rd - Entry Forms & Fees must be in to the MSA Office. 

 

August 24th - All animals must be on site by 5:00 p.m.

 

August 24th - 6:00 p.m. - Lamb Dinner (tickets available for order on the entry form)

 

August 25th - Show & Sale

 


 

 

Ag Action Manitoba

Funding Specifically to Sheep Producers at a 50/50 cost sharing - The Ag Action Manitoba program offers funding activities for farmers that support the growth and sustainability of primary agriculture in Manitoba.  Click here to access the "productivity for sheep" link that provides the necessary program information.


MSA Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The MSA is pleased to once again pleased to offer the Dr. John Hamerton Scholarship!

The $500 award is deigned to promote the future success of the MB Sheep Industry's youth through higher learning, skills development and leadership. It is open to any student who is a current member of the MSA or is related to a current MSA member.  For more information and how to apply, click here.


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 Looking for MB Sheep Flocks for Parasite Study

In the upcoming summer of 2018, the researchers are looking to continue and survey more flocks in Manitoba - this will be the 4th year of the study. The project will look at parasite burden and at the efficacy of treatment at the flock level. Molecular techniques for identification of parasites will be used. Detection of parasite resistance to dewormers and its evolution will be monitored over several years. 
If your flock consist of 20 or more ewes and you are interested in this project, we would like you to contact us (information at right). The results are confidential. However if you want to share the results with your regular veterinarian, we will ask for your consent and will forward the results to her/him

Over the past few years, a team of investigators as well as summer research students from the University of   Calgary,   Faculty   of   Veterinary Medicine have undertaken surveys of sheep flocks in Western Canada (including Manitoba) to assess the level of gastro-intestinal parasites present. The researchers conducted more detailed investigation on parasite resistance to dewormers on a number of farms in Alberta by on-farm visits to perform fecal egg count reduction tests. The results of this work suggests that many Alberta sheep flocks have high parasite burdens and that Ivomec and Safeguard/Valbazen resistant parasites may be more common than previously thought in Alberta and probably Western Canada.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS PROJECT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESEARCH GROUP AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ';document.getElementById('cloak00488cbb28bf2c65d46eb7175d321b47').innerHTML += ''+addy_text00488cbb28bf2c65d46eb7175d321b47+'<\/a>';
 

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MSA Mission Statement

To initiate, support, and conduct programs and activities designated to stimulate and improve the economic well-being of all segments of the Manitoba sheep industry.

MSA Sustainability Statement 

A Manitoba Sheep Industry that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable through

continuos improvement and awareness.

About Us

The Manitoba Sheep Association (MSA) is proud to represent over 400 sheep and lamb producers (both commercial and purebred producers) across the province. Our mission is to actively initiate, support and conduct programs and activities designed to stimulate and improve the well being of all segments of the sheep industry in Manitoba. We also present producer concerns and issues to government and other agricultural organizations. The MSA is a member of the Manitoba Forage Council and the Canadian Sheep Federation.

 

The MSA is a proud supporter and Board Member of:

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Our History

The Manitoba Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) was formed in 1904; an Association that actively promoted the showing and selling of purebred stock. This remained the major purpose of the MSBA, however, it also handled industry concerns. Commercial producers were concerned that their side of the industry was not being served and as a result the Manitoba Lamb Feeders Association was created.

For several years both organizations were active. However, in the late 1940’s, the provincial sheep industry decreased in size and in January 1981 the two groups amalgamated under the name of the Manitoba Sheep Association. In 1989, the Manitoba Sheep Association was incorporated.

In 2003, following a successful referendum, the Manitoba Sheep Association was designated as the official organization representing sheep producers in Manitoba and thus allowed to levy a mandatory but refundable check-off. Manitoba and the other western provinces are now tied to the purchase of a $1.00 national ID tag per animal marketed (Check-off regulations). All producers paying check-off and not requesting a refund are members of the MSA. This check off allows the MSA to more effectively represent sheep producers at both the provincial and national level.

As of January 2013, the Canadian Sheep Federation collects a 25 cent check off fee per tag purchased for use in Manitoba.