Workshops

The MSA is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a virtual opportunity for members to participate in the ‘Getting Started in Sheep’ workshop as per the details below.

 

March 25th – 27th, 2021
facilitated by Gord Schroeder over the Zoom Platform

Times:
March 25th – 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
March 26th – 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
March 27th – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $175/individual or $300/couple
Course is limited to first 25 registrants.  Participants will be provided with full course materials in printed form prior to the course dates.

Please email mb@mbsheep.ca to register!

Workshop Topics:
  • Sheep Industry Opportunity
  • Purchasing your Flock
  • Flock Health Management
  • Biosecruity and Why it’s Important
  • Lamb Production for Profit
  • Insights into Handing Sheep
  • Lambing Time Management
  • Marketing
  • Basic Sheep Nutrition
  • Shearing and Wool
  • Predation Management

This virtual course will cover the basics of getting started in the sheep industry. It is designed for those who are looking at getting into sheep and those who are already in the business on the beginner level. To allow for a positive learning experience course enrollment is limited.

Presenter Bio: Gord has been heavily involved in the sheep industry for over 35 years, 28 years as a large flock lamb producers and 22 years working as the Executive Director for the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board. He brings a wealth of experience from both the production and industry organizational operations side.  Gord’s goal is to share his experience and help individuals get a good start raising sheep.

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Webinar Series Offered by MSA & SSDB

Manitoba Sheep has partnered with Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board to offer the following webinars to our membership.

Persons wanting to attend webinars are required to register a minimum of one day prior to the date of each event by calling (306) 933-5200 or by email sheepdb@sasktel.net. Registered participants will receive the zoom invite the morning of the webinar. There is no registration fee to participate in the webinar series.

Webinar 1-
“The Benefits of Synchronizing Ewes” 
February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Producer Testimonials and Discussion, Dr. Dinesh Dadarwal (WCVM) will be available to answer technical questions – webinar sponsored by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Webinar 2-
“Parasite Management and Monitoring”
February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Melanie Wowk (Zoetis) – webinar sponsored by Zoetis.

Webinar 3-
“Successful Artificial Rearing of Lambs”
March 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Producer Testimonials and Discussion, Jackson Matschke (Grober Nutrition) will be available to answer technical questions – webinar sponsored by Grober Nutrition.

Webinar 4-
“Annual and Perennial Forage Species for Grazing Sheep”
March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Grant Lastiwka (Union Forage) webinar sponsored by Union Forage.