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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!


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


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


10/03/17: 8am, fairgrounds at Ripley

10/09/17:9am, Southern States in Elkins

10/10/17:8am, Pocahontas Producers sale barn,Marlinton

10/11/17: 8am, Swine facility, State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg

10/16/17: 8am, Tri-County Fairgrounds. Petersburg

Saturday, 10/28/17 at Tri-County Fairgrounds, Petersburg, WV
Sheep and goat workshop from 9:00 am - Noon on 10/28/17 at Tri-County Fairgrounds, Petersburg W Va prior to 2nd annual Bred Ewe & Doe Sale. Featured Speaker: Dr. Scott Bowdridge WVU AG College. West Virginia Shepherds Federation annual membership meeting at Noon, with election of 2 directors and all officers.

For more info;
Joe Aucremanne
P.O.Box 669
Hinton, W. Va. 25951

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)

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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