Industry News & Events

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!

Click Here for more information  

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:

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

Contact SPANS

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

Social Media Accounts