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.
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.
Sheep Farmers Named 2018 Farm Family of the Year
The Red River Exhibition Association (RREA) has officially named Brian Greaves, Karen Hill and Family of Miniota, Manitoba and owners of Silver Bond Ranch as the 2018 Farm Family of the Year. Brian, Karen and their family have joined a distinguished list of 52 other families who have been honoured with this award since its inceptipon in 1966. To read more about the family and the award, click here. On behalf of the MSA - Congratuations to Brian, Kelly and famiy!
left to right, Mark Greaves (son), Karen Hill, Brian Greaves