2016 Resolutions

2016 - April 12, 2016 - 2016 AGM Minutes


 2016 - Feb 6-    Small Ruminant Symposium  

2016 - Manitoba Hay Day was June 23. This event is all about hay from best practises to new equipment. For more information follow the link. HAY DAY

2016 - August 19&20 - Click on the link to view the 2016 CatalogueThis year the MSA Annual Show and Sale was held in Portage La Prairie August 19th &20th. For more rules and a prize money list please follow the link below to view the entry forms. This year the MSA AGM was held in conjunction with the Show and Sale on Friday August 19th. Show and Sale Forms


Sheep Farm Tour Workshops 2016

These workshops were funded by Growing Forward 2

October 26, 2016 Intensive Sheep Production

Workshop participants toured Canada Sheep & Lamb's facilities in Lundar, Manitoba, an operation of 17,000 ewes. They saw and learned more about the operation's year round lambing facilities, lamb pens with automated feeding of lambs, TMR system, exclusive ram pens, low stress handling, and the marketing program.

November 10, 2016 Intensive Managment System

Workshop participants toured Albert Giesbrecht's farm near Altona, Manitoba where he drylots 285 ewes and follows the Pipestone System. They learned about the Pipestone sheep production system, high production levels, dry lot and low cost feeding, early weaning program, and toured the winter lambing facilities.


Manitoba Sheep Symposium 2016

November 19, 2016 in Portage La Prairie

Agenda included sessions on:

1. Trace Mineral Nutrition by Dale Engstrom, M.Sc.P.Ag. Ruminant Nutritionist & Consultant

2. Sheep Parasite Situation in Manitoba by Mamoon Rashid, MAFRD

3. Parasites--Common Mistakes by Dr. Neil Versavel, MB Private Veternarian and Sheep Producer

4. MSA: General Meeting & Update

5. Production Limiting Diseases by Dr Neil Versavel, MB Private Veternarian and Sheep Producer

6. Feeding Systems that Work by Dale Engstrom, M.Sc.P.Ag. Ruminant Nutritionist & Consultant

7. Panel Discussion






2015 - Sept 4 - Bluetongue Confirmed in Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

On August 7, 2015, samples collected from an animal in an Ontario abattoir as part of the national Bovine Serological Surveillance program returned a positive result for Bluetongue serotype 13. The positive animal did not show any clinical signs of the disease prior to slaughter. On September 2, 2015, follow up testing on the farm of origin, which is located in southwestern Ontario, detected two other positive animals. None of the animals had ever left the farm nor were there any US import animals on the premises. 

To Read more on this follow the Link Bluetongue 





Sarto Sheep Farm Presentation:
An overview of Sarto Sheep Farm’s Management

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Dale Engstrom Presentations:
Feeding Ewes
Tools to be a Better Feeder