Producer profile: Woolley’s Lamb, Simcoe, Ontario

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Schuyler Farms Limited, located near Simcoe, Ontario, consists of 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans, 700 acres of apples, 550 acres of sour (pie) cherries, and 400 acres of pasture and woodlot. The farm is run by brothers Brett and Ryan Schuyler,...

Feed for Profit: Mineral Supplementation

by Dale Engstrom, M.Sc., P.Ag I am often asked about using free-choice loose and block minerals. Are they needed? Do they do a good job of providing essential nutrients to sheep? Are they cost effective? Let’s start by reviewing what minerals are. Minerals fit into...

Drover’s Way Farm, Perth, Ontario

Story by Cathy Gallivan, PhD, Photos by Allison Taylor, PhD Oliver and Sarah Loten have been raising sheep for 20 years and, like most sheep farmers, have made a lot of changes to their flock and their management in that time. They started on a hobby farm near...

Producer Profile: Millferns Holsteins, Lower Onslow, NS

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD I met with Fred and Anne Hamilton on a sunny day in early July, on the farm that has been in Fred’s family since the expulsion of the Acadians in 1760. The original land grant was 1,000 acres. By 1802, the family had eight...

Producer Profile: Red Willow Colony, Stettler, AB

Story by Peggy Johnson, Photos by Tracy Hagedorn After months of winter gloom, it was wonderful to drive across central Alberta on a sunny morning and experience the magic of spring: soft green of new leaves emerging from tree buds, the hint of grass in the roadside...

Producer Profile: Catto Sheep Farm, Lipton, SK

Story & photos by Stuart Chutter Martin and Louise Catto farmed in Scotland prior to moving to Canada almost 15 years ago. Although their principal enterprise was dairy farming, they would purchase 500 ewes each year in the fall, lamb them out in the spring and...

Producer Profile: Bouw Farms, Dugald, Manitoba

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD On a cold, grey, October day, I met with Stefan Bouw on his family’s farm about 20 miles east of Winnipeg. I visited Stefan to talk about their recently established sheep flock but, as is often the case, discovered that the...

Producer Profile: Shepherd’s Choice, Norwood, ON

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Photos by Allison Taylor, PhD At a time when more producers than ever are turning to accelerated lambing, one couple who tried it for eight years has made the decision to go back to lambing once a year. John and Eadie Steele have been raising...

Pasture Lambing in Barrhead County, Alberta

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Photos by Tracy Hagedorn Back in 2008, Bernadette Nikkel and Darlene Stein bought a small flock of 30 ewes and shared it, so that each of them had something to use to train their Border Collies. Four years later, they and their families are...

Producer Profile: Springwater Farm, Albion Cross, PEI

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD George and Melaney Matheson have literally gone back to the land. George grew up on the farm where they now raise sheep, hay and straw, but the land was sold when his father retired in 1974. The house was kept in the family,...

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Producer profile: Woolley’s Lamb, Simcoe, Ontario

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Schuyler Farms Limited, located near Simcoe, Ontario, consists of 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans, 700 acres of apples, 550 acres of sour (pie) cherries, and 400 acres of pasture and woodlot. The farm is run by brothers Brett and Ryan Schuyler,...

Feed for Profit: Mineral Supplementation

by Dale Engstrom, M.Sc., P.Ag I am often asked about using free-choice loose and block minerals. Are they needed? Do they do a good job of providing essential nutrients to sheep? Are they cost effective? Let’s start by reviewing what minerals are. Minerals fit into...

Drover’s Way Farm, Perth, Ontario

Story by Cathy Gallivan, PhD, Photos by Allison Taylor, PhD Oliver and Sarah Loten have been raising sheep for 20 years and, like most sheep farmers, have made a lot of changes to their flock and their management in that time. They started on a hobby farm near...

Producer Profile: Millferns Holsteins, Lower Onslow, NS

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD I met with Fred and Anne Hamilton on a sunny day in early July, on the farm that has been in Fred’s family since the expulsion of the Acadians in 1760. The original land grant was 1,000 acres. By 1802, the family had eight...

Producer Profile: Red Willow Colony, Stettler, AB

Story by Peggy Johnson, Photos by Tracy Hagedorn After months of winter gloom, it was wonderful to drive across central Alberta on a sunny morning and experience the magic of spring: soft green of new leaves emerging from tree buds, the hint of grass in the roadside...

Producer Profile: Catto Sheep Farm, Lipton, SK

Story & photos by Stuart Chutter Martin and Louise Catto farmed in Scotland prior to moving to Canada almost 15 years ago. Although their principal enterprise was dairy farming, they would purchase 500 ewes each year in the fall, lamb them out in the spring and...

Producer Profile: Bouw Farms, Dugald, Manitoba

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD On a cold, grey, October day, I met with Stefan Bouw on his family’s farm about 20 miles east of Winnipeg. I visited Stefan to talk about their recently established sheep flock but, as is often the case, discovered that the...

Producer Profile: Shepherd’s Choice, Norwood, ON

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Photos by Allison Taylor, PhD At a time when more producers than ever are turning to accelerated lambing, one couple who tried it for eight years has made the decision to go back to lambing once a year. John and Eadie Steele have been raising...

Pasture Lambing in Barrhead County, Alberta

By Cathy Gallivan, PhD Photos by Tracy Hagedorn Back in 2008, Bernadette Nikkel and Darlene Stein bought a small flock of 30 ewes and shared it, so that each of them had something to use to train their Border Collies. Four years later, they and their families are...

Producer Profile: Springwater Farm, Albion Cross, PEI

Story & photos by Cathy Gallivan, PhD George and Melaney Matheson have literally gone back to the land. George grew up on the farm where they now raise sheep, hay and straw, but the land was sold when his father retired in 1974. The house was kept in the family,...

Sheep Canada Magazine Buyer’s Guide

 

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LAMB BUYERS

 

 

SHEEP HANDLING & FEEDING EQUIPMENT

 

 

SHEEP MILK REPLACER

 

 

SHEEP REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES

 

 

SHEEP SOFTWARE

 

 

SHEEP SUPPLIES & FENCING

 

 

SHEEP CONSULTING
  • Praxisco (Canadian Wool Advocates & Ethical Business Consulting), 514-606-6797; info@praxisco.ca
  • Dale F. Engstrom, M.Sc., P.Ag., (Consulting Nutritionist), 780-982-7170, engstrom.df@gmail.com

 

 

WOOL BUYERS

 

 

WOOL PROCESSING

 

 

PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL SHEEP ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

BLACKFACE

 

 

BLUEFACED LEICESTER

 

 

BOOROOLA

 

 

BORDER LEICESTER

 

 

CANADIAN ARCOTT
  • Dry Lake Ranch, Rod & Bernadette Nikkel, Box 1 Site 1 RR1, Pickardville, AB, T0G 1W0; 780-674-6805; robenikkel@gmail.com
  • Medicine Ridge Ovine, Gerrit and Ute Brinkmann, RR1, New Norway, AB, T0B 3L0; 780-855-2477, 780-855-2478 (fax); brinkmann@equitopfarm.com
  • Untinen Family Farms, Tyler & Beatrice Untinen, Breton, Alberta, T0C 0P0; 780-621-7120 (cell), 780-696-2028 (home); 4pearofapples5@gmail.com

 

 

CHAROLLAIS

 

 

CLUN FOREST

 

 

COLOURED SHEEP

 

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CORRIEDALE
  • Come Bye Corriedales, Ian & Jo Ann Zoerb, Box 344, Brooks, AB T1R 1B4; 403-793-0618; jozoerb@msn.com

 

 

DORPER

 

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WHITE DORPER

 

 

DORSET POLLED

 

EAST FRIESIAN/DAIRY SHEEP
  • Chickadee Farm, Flatbush, AB, T0G 0Z0; 780-681-2430, 780-681-2430 (fax)
  • Wooldrift Farm, Chris Buschbeck & Axel Meister, RR3, Markdale, ON, N0C 1H0; 519-538-2844, 519-538-1478 (fax); wooldrift@bmts.com

 

 

GOTLAND

 

 

HAMPSHIRE

 

 

ICELANDIC

Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America

 

 

ILE DE FRANCE

 

 

KATAHDIN
  1. Canadian Katahdin Sheep Society
  2. Katahdin Hair Sheep International, 479-444-8441
  3. Franklyn Farm, Lynette Kreddig, Box 486, Mayerthorpe, AB, T0E 1N0; 780-786-4754; lynette.kreddig@franklynfarm.ca

 

 

NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT

 

 

OXFORD

 

 

POLYPAY
  • Sharon & Grey Alexander, RR2, Cayley, AB, T0L 0P0; 403-395-3774, 403-395-3779 (fax)
  • Young Buck Farms, Michael & Vanessa Buck, 54111 Range Rd 145A Yellowhead County, AB T7E 3Z6; 780-725-2825; youngbuckfarms@gmail.com

 

 

RAMBOUILLET
  • Jack Braat, Box 401, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1M4; 403-327-9757, 403-327-9757 (fax); braatsheep@yahoo.com

 

 

RIDEAU ARCOTT

 

ROMANOV

 

 

ROMNEY

 

 

SHROPSHIRE

 

SUFFOLK

 

 

TEXEL

 

 

WENSLEYDALE

 

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COMMERCIAL/F1 EWES

 

 

WORKING DOGS