MSA Annual General Meeting Announcement

November 17, 2018; 10:30 - 3:30 ( lunch provided)

Location: Stride Place, Portage La Prairie, MB 
$ 50.00/person 

 

For a full agenda, click here.

 

To register or further information contact MSA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: If attending both sheep Bytes Workshop (November 16th) & symposium the cost will be $75.00/person for both events.

 


 

Upcoming Workshop:

Sheep Bytes Workshop - With Paul Luimes, University of Guelph & Ag Sheep Team

Learn to develop rations using Sheep Bytes and have nutrition questions answered for your flock
November 16, 2018;  10:30 - 3:30 ( lunch provided)
Strive Centre, Portage La Prairie, MB  
See link for details https://www.sheepbytes.ca/
$ 50.00/person; $ 75.00/couple
Registration limited to 20 - 25 people 
To register or further information contact MSA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

 

MSA DISTRICT MEETINGS - October 

 

Please note the dates and locations of the following MSA District Meetings...

 

Eastern Region - October 9th - Steinbach Legion (294 Lumber Ave, just north of Steinbach Credit Union) 7:30 p.m.

Central Region - October 10th - Elm Creek Hall (70 Arena Road) 7:00 p.m.
Contact - Ralph Borst 204-436-3577

Interlake Region (MSA Rep Needed) - October 11th - Teulon Ag Office (77 Main Street) 7:00 p.m.
Contact - Kate Basford 204-656-4963

Western Region (MSA Rep Needed) - October 11th -  Hamiota Ag Office (221 Elm Street, Hwy 21N) 7:00 p.m.
Contact - Sheri Bieganski 204-761-2440

Southwest District - October 12th - Super 8 Hotel (Hwy #1), Brandon 7:00 p.m.
Contact - Sheri Bieganski 204-761-2440

Northwest District (MSA Rep Needed)- October 13th - Dauphin -
Super 8 - 1:00 p.m.
Contact - Kate Basford 204-656-4963


DISTRICT MEETING AGENDA

  • 2018 MSA Update
  • Call for Resolutions - 2018 MSA Annual General Meeting
  • District Elections (required in Western, Northwest and Interlake regions)
  • Special Presentation - "Using Alternative Feeds with Sheep" presentation by he MB Ag Sheep Team (Wray Whitmore or Linda Fox)

 


 

 MSA EXECUTIVE MEET WITH MINISTER
 
On September 26, 2018, MSA Executive Sheri Bieganski, Morgan Moore with Executive Director Kate Basford had a productive meeting with the Minister of Agriculture Ralph Eicher. Discussions included the current Manitoba sheep industry and its producers, working with lending institutions to grow the sheep industry; having a designated sheep specialist over the sheep team would benefit the industry and meet producers needs better;  extending AG Action Manitoba to sheep producers and going forward strengthening alliances with MB Ag and MSA.

 

 

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Draxxin Approval

 

Please note that this week Zoetis Canada received approval for the use of Draxxin for foot rot in Sheep as follows:

The indications are: ‘For the treatment of ovine foot rot associated with Dichelobacter nodosus when systemic treatment is required due to the presence of active lesions.’

Dr. Melodie Chan is available to support communication on this new sheep claim.

More information will be made available as we receive it!


Details Released for the 2018 Show & Sale

 

The 2018 MSA Show & Sale took place on Saturday, August 25th at the Carberry Fair Grounds in Carberry, MB

Please click on the MSA Events tab and then "Annual Show & Sale" for more info and a show catalogue!

 

2018 SHOW CHAMPIONS

 

Purebred Grand Champion Ram - Linda Westman
Purebred Reserve Champion - Shereff Stock Farms
Purebred Grand Champion Female - Furze Farms
Purebred Reserve Champion Female - Neil Versavel

 

Pen of Two Grand Champion - Cross Creek
Pen of Two Reserve Champion - Furze Farms

 

Pen of Three Grand Champion - Double M Livestock
Pen of Three Reserve Champion - Double M Livestock

 

Congratulations to all our Champions and participants!

 

2018 SALE STATISTICS

P/B RAM LAMBS 

Top Seller Dorset Ram Lamb Junior - $850.00 
10 Ram lambs sold; average $722.50 
Cdn Arcott ( 1) $650.00 
Dorset (3) average $716; High Seller $850.00 
Suffolk (7) average $707: High Seller $800.00

 

P/B EWE LAMB 
Suffolk (1) $525.00

 

PENS OF TWO 
5 pens sold; High Seller $820.00/pen; Average $ 612.00/ pen

 

PENS OF THREE 
4 pens sold ; High Seller $1050.00 /pen ; Average $971.00/pen

 

JACKPOT EWE LAMB 
4 sold; High Seller $$350.00; Average $325.00

 

JACKPOT MARKET LAMB 
3 sold : average $ 250.00

 

Thank you to all our buyers and consigners!

 


 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.

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