Events

Next Event:
NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 19, 2020 AT 1:00 PM

TOPIC:  Lambing, Guest Speaker: TBA

OSSPA Monthly Meetings Special Events and Gatherings
are held at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce Building, 3550 Bridge Street, unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome to attend. 

2019

November 17 at 1:00 PM – Guest Speaker: Brent Smith, Enforcement Officer, Meat Inspection Program, Ministry of Agriculture.

Topic:  The Livestock Protection Program (LPP) including information regarding verification and mitigation services available to cattle and sheep producers for injury, harassment or death loss caused by wolves and coyotes.

October 16 at 7:00 PM
Regular Meeting & Review of Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep

September 18 at 7:00 PM
Regular Meeting & AGM

May 15 at 7:00 PM
Cathy Olszewski, Crafting in the Shuswap – Needle Felting

April 17 at 7:00 PM
Kevin Morin, Kelowna Free Graze – Tanning Sheepskins.

March 17 at 1:00 PM
Phillip Copping, Shearer, Armstrong – Preparing Fleeces for Shipping.

February 17 at 1:00 PM
Kim Kaiser, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society – Invasive plant species, particularly those which negatively affect sheep/livestock.
CSISS top invasive plants poster 2017 Page 1(PDF) Page 1 (PDF)
INVASIVE PLANTS THAT ARE TOXIC TO LIVESTOCK (PDF)

January 20 at 1:00 PM
Dr. Jay Thurgood, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic – Lambing

2018

2018 OSSPA Education Report (pdf)

October 21 at 1:00 PM
Steve Meggait, Small-Scale Meat Producers Association (PDF)

September 28 & 29
BC Sheep Federation AGM & Educational Conference
Odd Fellows Hall, Armstrong

June 20 
Fleece Talk with Jody Atkinson, Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists

May 16
Dr. Shaun Tryon, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
“Fun with Feces” – Part 2, how to detect parasites in sheep.

April 18
Richard Yntema, Owner, Valley Wide Meats, Enderby
Lamb/Sheep Meat Quality and Grade Information.

January 21
Dr. Rod Gilmer and Dr. Caroline Ohse, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
Lambing Information Session.

2017

October 18
Caleb Stuart, Sales Agronomist, Okanagan Fertilizer Ltd., Enderby
Benefits of fertilizing, soil testing and crop management.

May 17
Jalen Thurgood, Okanagan Shuswap 4-H Lamb Club, will provide information regarding
Tasvax 5 in 1 Vaccine for Sheep and How Vaccines Work.

April 19
Chuck Melanson, Shuswap Insurance Brokers, Enderby, will be conducting an information session regarding farm insurance.
Confirmation of your attendance by April 12 would be appreciated

January 29 – Predator Verification Course
Sergeant Kevin Van Damme
Conservation Officer Service, Ministry of Environment, Kamloops
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Odd Fellows Hall, 3005 Wood Avenue, Armstrong