2017 Events


Spring Lambing  Seminar March 4, 2017 

Dr. Wayne Tomlinson, Extension Veterinarian, MAFRD  Disease and Parasite Resistance and the upcoming changes of producer access to veterinary drugs
Dr. Reuben Neumier, Veterinarian  Preparing for spring lambing and managing lambing issues (will include lambing equipment, ewe and lamb nutrion, mal‐presentaons, castraon, injecons, hypothermia, etc).  This is a hands‐on experience.
Brian Greaves  How to body score your ewes and market lambs
Brian Greaves   Wool Preparaon...How to prepare your wool for shipping or showing MSA Update 
Cost: $30 each or $50 per couple  Lunch and Coffee breaks included
Time: 9:30 till 4 pm  Carberry Memorial Hall, Carberry, MB   
For more informaon contact Gerry Oliver, 204‐834‐2261 or by  email at gerry@spiritsands.ca

Feeding Sheep: Seminar and Field Tour August 10, 2017 

 Cost: $40 each 
Time: 9:30 till 4 pm 
Rivers, MB, Royal Canadian Legion, 633-2nd Ave
A comprehensive look at feeding sheep haylage and sileage, basic sheep nutrition, managing pastures including polycrops, how to make haylage and sileage and feeding it to sheep, as well as practical advice from the producer panel, includes a field tour of polycrop test plots.
For more informaon and to register contact Gerry Oliver, 204‐834‐2261 or by  email at gerry@spiritsands.ca

Annual Show and Sale is being planned for August 18 and 19 in Carberry.

Click here for more information: 2017 Show and Sale.

 Farm Tours This year MSA is planning to do a couple of farm tours in the summer, so producers can learn from other grazing and pasture management systems.  Locations and dates have not been finalized but will be soon. MSA will send out notices once these are finalized so you can put it on your calendars.
The AGM and Symposium
November 18, 2017, Portage La Prairie
This year's symposium will follow the last year's format. There will be a nutrition talk, Vet presentation, marketing and a presentation on the result of the parasite study that has been taking place on Manitoba sheep farms, and MSA Annual General Meeting and round table discussion at the end. MSA will keep you posted once details are finalized.


Coming Fibre Events


Blue Hills Fibre Festival

 June 10, 2017

 Carberry Memorial Hall

 Vendors, Workshops and Wool Competition

 For info:https:// bluehillsfibrefestival. wordpress.com/




Manitoba Fibre Festival

 September 15,16, 2017

 Red River Exhibition Park

 Vendors, Workshops, Demos, Wool Competition, Shearing Demos, Live animal display, Lamb cuisine, juried fibre art show

 Contact: www.manitobafibrefestival.com




Wool Judging Course

 September 14,15, 2017

 Red River Exhibition Park

 Contact Gerry Oliver, 204-834-2261 for details or to register