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Special Membership Meeting August 20th, 2016 at 12:30 pm at the WVU Animal Science Pavilion, Morgantown, WV. to elect a second director for Region 2

Annual WVSF Short Course October 29th, 2016 from 9 am until 12 noon at the 4-H Exhibit Bldg. at the Tri-County Fair Grounds, Petersburg, WV
Annual WVSF Membership Meeting to follow at 12:30 pm

The West Virginia Shepherds Federation Membership will have a special meeting at 12:30 pm, August 20th, 2016 at the WVU Animal Science Pavilion, 1400 Stewartstown Rd., Morgantown, W.Va., immediately prior to the 11th Annual West Virginia Performance Tested Ram, Buck WVU Production Sale. (for more information go to sheepandgoats.wvu.edu).

The Purpose of the Meeting is to elect a second director for Region 2: Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Gilmer, Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell, Mason, Jackson and Roane counties, and for such other new business as may come before the membership. This meeting is a followup to the June 3rd, 2016 membership meeting at the Tri-County Fair Grounds, Petersburg, W.Va. where the Board of Directors was increased from 5 to 10 and new directors were elected with the exception of the second director for Region 2.

After the Membership meeting there will be a Meeting of the Board of Directors for the election of officers and determining the staggered terms of office for this Board and for such other new business as may come before the Board. The Bylaws require that not less than 5 directors from 3 different regions be present to constitute a quorum and conduct business.

There will be an annual meeting of the membership at the 4-H Exhibit Bldg. at the Tri-County Fair Grounds, Petersburg, W. Va., 12:30 pm, October 29th, 2016 immediately before the W.Va. Purebred Sheep Breeders Assoc. Bred Ewe & Doe Sale.

Prior to that meeting the annual WVSF short course will take place at the same location from 9 am until 12 noon. There will be speakers on flock and herd health especially prevention of abortions, parasite management and vaccination programs, Scrapie detection and eradication and several other topics with an opportunity for questions afterwards. More information on the program later.

Contact Ron Fletcher at 304-758-4819 or Joe Aucremanne at 304-445-1516

For more info;
Joe Aucremanne
P.O.Box 669
Hinton, W. Va. 25951
304-445-1516
wvashepherds@yahoo.com


WV WOOL POOL

The WVSF has taken over management of the WV Wool Pool Program. For information, contact;
Ronald Fletcher
578 Cabin Run Rd.
Middlebourne, WV 26149
(304) 758-4819


Click here for Article based on results of Weaning Studies conducted by WVU Graduate students
To Wean or not to Wean


Coopworth sheep

The American Sheep Industry Association and the West Virginia Shepherds Federation are working together for you! Just as ASI represents thousands of sheep and goat producers nationwide, your state federation represents your interests in Congress and the State Capitol, with the Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services and wherever the voice of West Virginia sheep and goat producers must be heard. The Wool and Mohair Market Loss Assistance Program and your state organization have lobbied successfully to fund a statewide program for predator management control. Our success in these efforts is only possible from strength through unity. Please continue to invest in your industry. Renew your WVSF/ASI membership today. If you are not a member, now is the time to join!

Goats  

Unified Membership dues are $40 per year, the membership year runs from January through December. Any new member or renewal for WVSF will be good through December 31 of the current year. Members receive the monthly ASI sheep industry news and are eligible to use the West Virginia Shepherds Federation website to sell commercial or purebred sheep, lambs or goats.

A 1 year membership ONLY to WVSF is $20.00. A one year membership ONLY to ASI is $25.00 minimum or a $.04/hd.
click here to download a membership form

For more information, call ASI at 303-771-3500 e-mail ASI or contact WVSF President Ronald Fletcher at (304) 758-4819.


WV WOOL POOL

The WVSF has taken over management of the WV Wool Pool Program. For information, contact;
Ronald Fletcher
578 Cabin Run Rd.
Middlebourne, WV 26149
(304) 758-4819


The West Virginia Shepherds Federation has created an e-mail list as a forum for discussing sheep and goat concerns in WV. This group is open to anyone interested in sheep and goats in WV.

You can purchase T-shirts, tote bags, hats, mugs and stickers with WVSF logo at; The WVSF Café Press Store

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