Upcoming Events

MARCH 23, 2019 — Lambing Workshop with Dr. Drost
Fairmeadow Farm, 9276 NW 69th Ave, Ocala FL 34482
10 AM Start Time, and Lunch Provided
MSA Members $10   All others $25

There is a 20 person limit, but spectators are welcome, and encouraged to attend.
This is a hands on workshop using lambs that died at birth of natural causes. Participants will learn proper lamb presentation and dystocia (malpresentation such as backward lamb, head first with legs back, two lambs presented together, etc.),  and will gain experience for real life, critical lambing situations. Over the course of lambing, there is no doubt that a producer will come upon a ewe in distress.  This workshop will help prepare you to meet this challenge, and have many successful lambings.
Sign Up Here:   LAMBING WORKSHOP WITH DR. DROST

 

APRIL 6, 2019 — 2 EVENTS ON THE SAME DAY
SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOL
& WOOL PROCESSING DEMONSTRATIONS

Fairmeadow Farm, 9276 NW 69th Ave, Ocala FL 34482

1. SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOL – Starts at 10 AM.
Jonathan Hearne, Instructor
Properly holding and maneuvering the sheep for shearing makes shearing easier and less stressful on the back and legs. Shearing your own sheep means not waiting for the shearer to show up, but getting the job done on your time line. If you’re a fiber enthusiast, you can do a quality shearing for wool processing. Plus, you’ll SAVE MONEY.  Learn how to care for your shears. Shears provided for those without.
$50 per person.

       Sheep Shearing sign up: Sheep Shearing School


2. WOOL PROCESSING HANDS ON WORKSHOPS
NO CHARGE

Libby Kahn and Laurie Adams, local experts in fiber arts and wool processing, will present various fiber hands on workshops:

Judging Wool On The Sheep
Skirting Wool
Washing & Carding Wool
Dry Felting, Electric Spinning Machine Demonstration,
All Natural Neolithic Wool Cleaning Method Demo

There is no charge for attending this informative and fun event, but we would like to know what you’re interested in, so please take a few moments and click the Wool Processing link below and sign up. Thank you!

Wool Processing Hands On Workshops

 

APRIL 27, 2019  — MSA SPRING FIELD DAY at the beautiful

ROONEY’S FRONT PORCH FARM
89611 47th DR
LIVE OAK, FL 32060

FAMACHA TRAINING COURSE PRE REGISTER $25
FORAGES & ROTATIONAL GRAZING
MARKETING LAMBS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
SCRAPIE ERADICATION PROGRAM UPDATE
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EXTENSION AGENT
CARD GRADING
DELICIOUS LAMB LUNCH

MSA Members No Charge, all others $25
Goat Producers Welcome!

For detailed information and sign up click below.

        Spring Field Day info & Sign up!