SPANS

SPANS Upcoming Annual Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Sheep Producers’ Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS) will be Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the NSFA Office in East Mountain (7 Atlantic Central Drive).

Registration begins at 9:30am and the cost is $15, including morning refreshments and lunch (lamb chili and chicken soup).

The afternoon component of this meeting will be a Safe Handling course.

To register in advance, please call Ashley at 902-893-7455.

UPDATED: Ewe Lamb Management Workshop

*Please note the Berwick session address change to the Berwick & District Lion’s Club (250 Veterans Drive; Apple Dome)*

UPDATED Forage and Winter Feeding Workshop

UPDATED Safe Handling Course

Are you requiring a safe handling course?

Open Farm Day 2019

Open Farm Day is a province wide event held on the third Sunday in September, this year falling on September 15th, 2019. Open Farm Day creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. 

For those interested in attending, please visit https://meetyourfarmer.ca/open-farm-day/ to see a list of all participating farms!

38th Annual Atlantic Sheep Sale 2019

The 2019 Atlantic Sheep Sale will occur Saturday, August 31st at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds, beginning at 11:00AM. This event is sponsored by the Purebred Sheep Breeders’ Association of Nova Scotia.

For additional information, including the program, rules and a list of consignors, please see the Atlantic Sheep Sale Catalogue.

38th Annual Atlantic Sheep Sale August 2019

The 38th Annual Atlantic Sheep Sale is Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Provincial Exhibition Grounds starting at 11am!  Link to the catalog below:

Atlantic Sheep Sale Catalogue ’19

 

Canadian Sheep Federation Honoured to Host First Global Conference

The Canadian Sheep Federation was honoured to host a select group of senior industry executives at its first Global Sheep Conference, which took place July 18th through 20th in Saskatoon.  The goal of this inaugural event was to share common experiences, challenges and opportunities the sheep industry faces, look for areas for future global collaboration and bring the Canadian sheep industry into the spotlight.  The meeting far exceeded those expectations!

Among those in attendance were Rob Williams, International Business Manager with Meat and Livestock Australia; Andrew Morrison, Chairman, and Jason Frost, North American Trade and Relationship Manager from beef + lamb New Zealand;  Pat and Ann Vorster, Principles at Morriston Merino Stud (South Africa); Phil Stocker, Senior Executive of the National Sheep Association (UK); Dale Thorne, Chairman of the American Lamb Board; Roberto Cardellino, Principal at Delta Animal Production Consultants and co-author of the IWTO’s wool production reports, as well as a number of invited Canadian industry executives.

Delegates spent Friday sharing experiences and identified a number of areas for future collaboration including inspiring global consumption and supply, elevating the profile of sheep farmers and sheep products around the world, and inspiring the future generation of strong leaders, among others.  Videos of the day’s presentations will be available shortly through various CSF platforms.  On Saturday, the delegation attended the 2019 All Canada Classic and Grasslands Exhibition in Humboldt, meeting with producers and getting a look at what our industry has to offer.  They were greeted with the warmth and professionalism needed to take the Canadian industry to the global stage.

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.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.sheepnovascotia.ns.ca/fall-sale-2019/ 

https://www.sheepnovascotia.ns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Fall-Sale-package.pdf

Contact SPANS

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2
Phone: 902-893-7455
Fax: 902-893-7063
novascotiasheep@gmail.com

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