The 2019 Atlantic Forage Field Day!

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EXTENSION to Deadline for Entries to Atlantic Fall Sheep Sale 2019

Due to some confusion over the deadline for Entries to the Atlantic Fall Sheep Sale 2019 the deadline has now been moved to July 31st 2019.

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2019 Forage Day

Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia – Sheep Sale Announcement 2019

The Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia is proud to host the ATLANTIC FALL SHEEP SALE, also known as the ANNUAL LABOUR DAY SALE!

Located at the Agridome, Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill on August 31st, 2019.

For a more detailed schedule of events and entry forms, please go to the PSBANS website at

All entry forms must be submitted by July 7th, 2019.

Entry forms and catalogues may also be requested by calling Cathy Vallis at (902) 895-4039




Woolstock is a celebration of the fibre arts community. From production, to creation, and everything inbetween!

Join us for this Fibre Arts celebration from August 17th to August 24th at venues throughout the town of Tatamagouche in Nova Scotia.

Activities include workshops throughout the week ending with a fibre market & village with over 40 vendors, music, demonstrations, children’s crafts and fun for all ages and experience levels.

Cole Harbour Fibre Frolic

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is pleased to partner with Sisterhood Fibres to deliver the first annual Cole Harbour Fibre Frolic.
Admission is free to this family-friendly event. Demonstrations and vendors will be on-site from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, felting and knitting! 

Finding the Fleece for You!

This workshop will focus on learning the criteria for evaluating raw wool fleeces for use in handspinning or other fiber arts. Using presentations and hands-on fleece evaluation, we will evaluate fleeces of several types and demonstrate proper handling, skirting and presentation of fleeces.

This workshop will benefit fiber artists who want to know how to judge a fleece for their purpose, and also wool producers who wish to learn what buyers are looking for and how to best present their fleeces for potential sales.

This workshop is designed for those who have:

  1. An interest in learning how to evaluate wool fleeces for handspinning or other fiber arts, or
  2. An interest in producing and selling wool fleeces to the handspinner/fiber artist markets

Vaccination & Parasite Control in Sheep Webinar – May 8th, 2019

She Shears

She Shears is releasing in theatres throughout Canada in April and through all the major platforms until September. In the gruelling world of competitive shearing there is no women’s section. Women and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination and 5 women for whom shearing is not just a job

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Applying for Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs)

Applications are now being accepted for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with more than 150 ABCs – including a variety of agriculture boards, like the Meat Inspection Board.

The Spring 2019 deadline for on line applications to be a member of an Adjudicative ABC is Wednesday, May 22, 2019. To learn more and apply visit or call 1-866-206-6844 (toll free).

Contact SPANS

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2
Phone: 902-893-7455
Fax: 902-893-7063

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