Start Date/Time: Thursday, November 30, 2017
End Date/Time: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Description:
23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium
November 30 to December 2, 2017
Estrimont Suites and Spas, Orford (near Shearbrooke), Quebec

To register visit: www.dsana.org/symposia.

Program
November 30
  • Genetic evolution of the Lacaune - Emma Signla (speaker from France)
  • Laparascopy insemination - Dr. Richard Bourassa (vet from Quebec)
  • Non chirurgical insemination - Jim Weber (speaker from Maine)
  • Work with fresh semen - French methodology - Emma Signla
  • Workshop on improving our genetics - DSANA
  • Panel on genetic improvement
  • Wine and cheese evening and the Vignoble Cep d'Argent
December 1
  • Interview with dairy sheep farmers on their best practices - Tommy Lavoie (Les Brebis du Nord, Quebec) and Jean-Paul Houde (Bergerie La Nouvelle France, Quebec)
  • GenOvis program - new tools to help select your best dairy sheep and their replacements - Johanne Cameron (CEPOQ)
  • Maedi Visna Program - Dr. Gaston Rious (Veterinarian - sheep specialist)
  • Financial value and quality of milk - Pauline Barbe (speaker from France)
  • Panel on cheese making/milk transformation of sheep milk (what is needed, contracts, quality, etc.)
  • Results on research done to establish the cost of raising our own replacement ewe - Julie Plamondon (CECPA, Quebec)
  • Banquet
December 2
  • Dairy sheep farm visits - Bergerie Nouvelle - France (Racine) and Bergerie Fou du Berger (Coaticook)
December 3
  • Cheesemaking workshop with Marie-Chantal Houde of Fromagerie Nouvelle-France.
For more information:
Julie Maynard 819.342.1662
Yanick Veronneau 819.580.1330

Visit the DSANA website www.dsana.org.

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