2018 Maine Sheep Conference and Annual Meeting

sheepUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County Office
307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401-4331

Cost: $25, members; $35, non-member

Meal: Smoked Leg of Lamb

Registration Closed

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sheep Breeders Association are excited to announce the Maine Sheep Conference and annual meeting to be held in Bangor, ME on November 10, 2018. The Maine Sheep Conference is designed to bring the most up-to-date information to sheep producers on important topics impacting Maine sheep producers. The conference also serves as the annual meeting for the Maine Sheep Breeders Association(MSBA) where members can interact and discuss current events and production practices. Officers will be nominated and elected.

Bartlettyarns will be buying wool.

For more information about the Sheep Conference, contact Melissa Babcock at 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine).


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Meet with Bartlettyarns’ wool buyers

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Welcome to Meeting

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.: How Nutrition Affects Sheep Reproduction, Dr. Colt W. Knight, University of Maine

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.: University of Maine Animal Health Lab Update, Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner, University of Maine

10:20 – 10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Caseous lymphadenitis (CLA), TBA

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.: Sheep and Goat Tagging, Cindy Kilgore, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Wintering Sheep Practices, TBA

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Leg of Lamb Carving Demonstration and History of Lamb Consumption in the USA

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.: Wool Grading, Susan Rice

1:20 – 1:40 p.m.: What Buyers Look for When Buying Wool, Lindsey Rice, Barlettyarns, Inc.

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.: M.S.B.A. Annual Meeting

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Melissa Babcock 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests from accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.