Ontario Sheep Convention

2018 Ontario Sheep Convention

The 2018 Ontario Sheep Convention will be held November 1 and 2, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston.

The theme of this year's Convention is Driving Flock Performance - more lambs to market, more $$$$ in your pocket.

Program highlights

  • Keynote speaker: Richard Ehrnhardt, PhD, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Michigan State University
  • Producer panel discussion: The ins and outs of growing my flock
  • Update on OSF-funded research for a pneumonia vaccine for lambs
  • Ontario Lamb Banquet
  • OSF annual meeting
Ontario Sheep Convention agenda

A draft agenda for the Convention is now available. Note that the agenda is subject to change.

How to register

Attendees can choose to attend all or part of the Convention. 

Take advantage of discounted registration fees before October 19, 2018. No refunds or cancellations will be issued after October 22, 2018.

Accommodations - The Nottawasaga Inn Resort

A discounted room rate is available for the Convention for $149 +HST per night (single or double beds).
A block of rooms is being held for the Convention (guaranteed room availability for the Convention dates) until September 15, 2018. It is recommended that if attendees need overnight accommodations that they be booked early.

The discounted room rate will be available up until the Convention, but room availability may be limited.

Rooms can be reserved by contacting the Nottawasaga Inn Resort at 705.435.5501. Mention Ontario Sheep Farmers when booking to get the event room rate.

Trade show information

That Ontario Sheep Convention includes an industry trade show, featuring businesses that supply and support the sheep industry. The trade show is located in the same room as the presentations, allowing for more time for networking with attendees.

Trade show booths are available at $400 (including HST). In 2017 the trade show space sold out so its recommended that interested businesses book their space early to avoid disappointment.

The deadline for booking trade show space is October 5, 2018. 

Sponsorship opportunities

That Ontario Sheep Convention provides businesses with an excellent opportunity to showcase themselves to attendees through sponsorship. Sponsors are given broad exposure in several different mediums, including a listing in the Ontario Sheep News magazine September 2018 issue in advance of the meeting. 

2018 Research poster competition

OSF is once again hosting a research poster competition at this year's Convention. Attendees will be voting for their favourite research poster and cash prizes will be given to the top three posters. Researchers will also be given the opportunity to provide a 2-minute overview of their projects to Convention attendees.

Research abstracts can be submitted for consideration via email to general@ontariosheep.org. The deadline for submission is October 5, 2018.

For more information about the competition click here.