UMaine Extension winter care of livestock series starts Dec. 7
University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer four in-person workshops about winter
care of livestock from noon–2 p.m. every other Tuesday starting Dec. 7 at the UMaine
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Remaining classes are Dec. 21,
Jan. 4 and Jan. 18.
The series begins with winter care of small ruminants, including best practices for meeting
water, feed and shelter needs for sheep and goats. Other workshops will cover winter care of
poultry, swine and beef cattle. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and
statewide livestock specialist, will lead each workshop
The $15 fee for Dec. 7 includes a light lunch; remaining dates are on a $0–$10 sliding
scale fee. Registration is required by Dec. 1. Register on the program webpage. Enrollment
is limited to 20 seats per session. Face coverings and no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms
are required, regardless of vaccination status. For more information or to request a
reasonable accommodation, contact 207.781.6099; firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMaine, UNH Extensions offer winter garden design webinar Dec. 6
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative
Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about winter garden design from 6–7:15
p.m. on Dec 6
|Northern New England Fibershed Affiliate
Creation of a Northern New England Fibershed Affiliate. Fibershed is a nonprofit organization
based out of California started by Rebecca Burgess to develop regional fiber systems that
build soil & protect the health of our biosphere.
Click here for more information
Sheep in the NEWS!
Scrapie Program Related Activities
|Add Your Farm to this New Online Marketing List
Many farms across Maine have added alternative ways customers can obtain farm products to accommodate
for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maine farmers are updating this new database in an effort to increase public access to their farm products
during this time. You can view the website and map here.
To have your farm added or to update directory information:
Many thanks to Allison Lakin of East Forty Farm and Dairy for initiating this important resource.
MSBA is an educational, non-profit organization in
Maine, dedicated to discussing mutual issues in
the sheep industry, exchanging ideas, and
working with the intent of aiding sheep producers
and the sheep industry.
The MSBA has been involved with a variety of
projects, including providing information and
educational opportunities to producers and the
These opportunities include The MSBA
Shepherds' and Shearing Schools, booths at
Agricultural shows, as well as sheep and wool
festivals. The MSBA supports sales of raw and
spun fleeces and value added products from its
members, and supports 4-H programs by helping
to obtain needed equipment at reduced prices.
As a member of the MSBA you will ...
Click Here To Join the MSBA
- Receive The Producer - the MSBA newsletter (published 4 times a year).
- Be entitled to participate in the annual cooperative Wool Pool sale of fleece.
- Have marketing and political representation at state, regional and national levels.
- Meet a great bunch of people who love to share
information about their animals and about
breeding, management, and marketing techniques.