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 always welcome to attend.
October 18 at 1:00 PM
Sheep Handling System Demonstration, Armstrong (Spallumcheen) Farm. (Guests please phone Rob at 250.878.9500 to reserve a spot.)
September 16 at 6:00 PM
AGM & Regular Meeting
Finlay Farm, 1952 Rashdale Road, Armstrong (Spallumcheen) 250.546.6223
Please bring your own lawn chairs and beverages.
Meeting will be held outdoors following COVID-19 guidelines.
Summer Social held at Rocking M Farm in Lavington, BC
Dr. Jay Thurgood, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic
Brent Smith, Enforcement Officer, Meat Inspection Program, Ministry of Agriculture.
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.
Regular Meeting & Review of Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep
Regular Meeting & AGM
Cathy Olszewski, Crafting in the Shuswap – Needle Felting
Kevin Morin, Kelowna Free Graze – Tanning Sheepskins.
Phillip Copping, Shearer, Armstrong – Preparing Fleeces for Shipping.
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)
Dr. Jay Thurgood, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic – Lambing
Steve Meggait, Small-Scale Meat Producers Association (PDF)
September 28 & 29
BC Sheep Federation AGM & Educational Conference
Odd Fellows Hall, Armstrong
Fleece Talk with Jody Atkinson, Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists
Dr. Shaun Tryon, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
“Fun with Feces” – Part 2, how to detect parasites in sheep.
Richard Yntema, Owner, Valley Wide Meats, Enderby
Lamb/Sheep Meat Quality and Grade Information.
Dr. Rod Gilmer and Dr. Caroline Ohse, Armstrong Veterinary Clinic
Lambing Information Session.
Caleb Stuart, Sales Agronomist, Okanagan Fertilizer Ltd., Enderby
Benefits of fertilizing, soil testing and crop management.
Jalen Thurgood, Okanagan Shuswap 4-H Lamb Club, will provide information regarding
Tasvax 5 in 1 Vaccine for Sheep and How Vaccines Work.
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