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Click here for the 2016 Bred Ewe and Doe Sale catalog


WVSF membership meetings

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

SCHEDULE
9:00 AM Sheep & Goat Short Course Registration
9:15 AM Welcome: Joe Aucremanne, WV Shepherds Federation President
Short Course Presentation:
9:30 Scrapie Eradication, Dr. Kenneth R. Scheel, APHIS Veterinarian
10:00 Flock & Herd Health, Vaccination Protocols, Abortion & Stillbirth Issues and Veterinary Feed Directive, Dr. Darin Matlick, Instructor
11:00 WV Shepherds Federation Membership Meeting
12:00 Lamb Lunch
1:30 WVPSBA Bred Ewe and Doe Sale

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


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 current officers of the West Virginia Shepherds Federation are:

President- Joseph Aucremanne
P.O. Box 669
Hinton, W.Va. 25951
304-445-1516 (cell)
304-466-0559 (home)
wvashepherds@yahoo.com

Vice-President- Garrick Haslacker

Secretary- Michelle Wilfong

Treasurer- Ronald Fletcher


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

natural colored Coopworth lamb
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