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Day Long Sheep and Goat Short Course
Saturday 12/9/17
Starting 8:30 am
at the Pendleton County Community Bldg., 200 Confederate Rd., Franklin, W.Va.

Agenda:
8:30 till 9:15am. Registration- Coffee and refreshments will be on hand.
9:30 - Predator control methods: John Forbes, Wildlife Services.
10:00 - Nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating ewes & does, lambs and replacement ewe lambs
Producer round table on nutrition
WV Dept of Ag representative will speak about programs available to producers
11:30 - WVSF Members meeting. All are welcome to sit in.
Drawing for Door Prizes & for current WVSF members only: grand prize drawing.
12:15 - Lunch. $10.00 per person, includes entree, 2 sides, drink and dessert
WVSF Board of Directors meeting during lunch.
1:15 - Scrapie Program Update.
2:00 - Preparing for stress free lambing and kidding in confinement.
Producer Questions and Answers
3:00 - The Easy Care Sheep. Choosing for individual & breed parasite resistance.
4:30 - Adjourn.

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


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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 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

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

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