Ag Action Manitoba

The Ag Action Manitoba program offers funding activities for farmers that support the growth and sustainability of primary agriculture in Manitoba.  Click here to access the "productivity for sheep" link that provides the necessary program information.


MSA Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The MSA is pleased to once again pleased to offer the Dr. John Hamerton Scholarship!

The $500 award is deigned to promote the future success of the MB Sheep Industry's youth through higher learning, skills development and leadership. It is open to any student who is a current member of the MSA or is related to a current MSA member.  For more information and how to apply, click here.


Shearing Course Opportunity - ONLY 2 SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

A two-and-a-half-day shearing course will take place at Tony Atkinson yard in Brandon starting Friday afternoon, May 25th-27th. Open to beginners and experienced shearers who wish to improve their technique. Cost will be $300 for the full course and instructors will be Brian Greaves and Chris Eddy.  Equipment will be supplied by CCWG and will be available for purchase at the end of the course.

Want to learn how to best prepare your wool for best financial return?  Attend a free session in the afternoon of May 26th for a demonstration on wool preparation – open to all producers!

For more info phone Brian at 204 567 3509 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Over the past few years, a team of investigators as well as summer research students from the University of   Calgary,   Faculty   of   Veterinary Medicine have undertaken surveys of sheep flocks in Western Canada (including Manitoba) to assess the level of gastro-intestinal parasites present. The researchers conducted more detailed investigation on parasite resistance to dewormers on a number of farms in Alberta by on-farm visits to perform fecal egg count reduction tests. The results of this work suggests that many Alberta sheep flocks have high parasite burdens and that Ivomec and Safeguard/Valbazen resistant parasites may be more common than previously thought in Alberta and probably Western Canada.

In the upcoming summer of 2018, the researchers are looking to continue and survey more flocks in Manitoba. The project will look at parasite burden and at the efficacy of treatment at the flock level. Molecular techniques for identification of parasites will be used. Detection of parasite resistance to dewormers and its evolution will be monitored over several years. 
If your flock consist of 20 or more ewes and you are interested in this project, we would like you to contact us (information at right). The results are confidential. However if you want to share the results with your regular veterinarian, we will ask for your consent and will forward the results to her/him

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS PROJECT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESEARCH GROUP AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.