Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida

The Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida (MSA), founded in 1990, was organized to promote the sheep industry in Florida and provide information and education to its members, and to the general public, regarding the production of sheep. Florida residence is not required for membership. We meet once a year, in the Fall, for educational programs, to socialize, and to share ideas, and the MSA sponsors the Florida Sheep, Wool & Herding Dog Festival in Ocala each Spring. We are an active and enthusiastic group of friendly farm folk who enjoy hanging out together, and talking sheep. We share, encourage, and help one another meet the challenges of raising livestock in the southeast.

Membership is $20 per year, and includes spouses, children, and farm hands. Fall meetings and luncheons, and Festival entry, and workshops are free to members. With MSA membership comes access to successful producers whose shared experience will be of priceless benefit.           Plus, we have excellent cooks.
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May 12, 2018
Calovine Farm, 15205 W. Hwy 316, Williston FL 32696

 $25 Famacha Fee and Pre Registration

10 AM – 12PM  Famacha/Parasite Control – Sally Mangra, Certified Famacha Instructor  Parasites are our biggest threat, and there is new information on deworming strategies, and a product for effective coccidiosis control.

12 PM to 1 PM  Lamb Lunch  (and Hot Dogs)
Free to MSA Members, All Others $10 For Lunch

Beginning Shepherd Workshops:
1 PM – 2 PM  Amy Whicker, IFAS – Drawing Blood/Anal Sample Demo
2 PM – 4 PM  Basic Sheep Care With Sheep Available For Hands On Learning – Hoof Trimming, Breeding, Lambing, Nutrition for the various stages of growth and pregnancy, How to avoid pregnancy problems; Round Table Q&A.
These workshops are invaluable for beginners, and experienced producers. There are always new things to learn, and ideas to share to help each other stay ahead of trouble.  Ideas on workshops are always welcome, so please let us know what you’d like to learn. We look forward to seeing you!

If you have questions please call 352-528-4843. Thank you!

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