NCSPA Annual Meeting

NCSPA Annual Meeting December 8, 2018 Join other sheep producers SATURDAY Dec 8, 2018 for a fun day of fellowship and education!   Bring the whole family and invite friends. ​Everyone is welcome.$10 per person or $20 per family(to cover refreshments and lunch).Register/RSVP by Dec 2, 2018Late Registration: $15 per person at the door. ​Register at http://groupspaces.com/NCSPA/ Chatham County […]

NC State- Volunteers needed

We need help manning the NCSPA booth at the NC State Fair. PLEASE!!!

​Please consider volunteering more than one slot and more than one day. We need your help to make it successful.

NC Department of Agriculture Emergency Hotline

To receive important information from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division in regards to Hurricane Florence subscribe to the newsletter by sending an email to the Veterinary Division’s general email account, Joe.Web@ncagr.gov.  For emergencies, please call the North Carolina Department of Agriculture emergency hotline at (866) 645-9403. Hurricane Florence is expected to stall causing significant flooding […]

Help Needed / Help Available Forum

In light of Hurricane Florence and the devastation she is still bringing, we have added a new NCSPA Forum to try to connect sheep producers needing help with those who can help. You don’t have to be a NCSPA member to use this forum.  We want to pull together as a community and help each other! If you need help:  […]

NCSPA Summer Field Day​June 9, 2018

Join other sheep & fiber enthusiasts SATURDAYJune 9, 2018 for a fun day of fellowship and education!  Bring the whole family and invite friends.Everyone is welcome.$10 per person or $20 per family(to cover refreshments and lunch) Online Registration open now. Location: Shepherd’s Gate Fiber Mill,​110 Boardwalk Dr, Youngsville, NC 27596 Meeting Agenda: 9:00 am- 9:30 am – Registration & Refreshments9:30 […]

Small Ruminant Pasture Workshop – Saturday August 26 9:30 – 12pm

Saturday, August 269:30 AM – 12:00 PMRiver Birch Farm138 River Birch LaneAdvance, NC An informal, hands-on, pasture management workshop for area sheep and goat producers, and for new and beginning farmers. Topics include:• Rotational grazing practices• Electric fencing demos• Soil health and testing• Pasture improvement Registration:To register, call NC Cooperative Extension DavieCounty Center 336-753-6100Or email Phil Rucker, […]

NCSPA Summer Meeting ​June 24, 2017

Our summer meeting will be held Saturday June 24, 2017 at Piedmont Custom Meats.  We will have a tour of the facilities followed by a meat cutting demonstration.   ​Arrive 8:45 amTour begins at 9 am Location: Piedmont Custom Meats9683 Kerr Chapel RoadGibsonville, NC 27249Phone: 336-584-8247Email: PCM@PiedmontCustomMeats.comWebsite:http://www.piedmontcustommeats.com/home.html

Raising Sheep on the Small Farm

NCSPA members: Carvel Cheves, Carol Cheves and Alesia Moore are working with the NC Small Farm Association to present the following special event: Raising Sheep on the Small FarmDate: June 10th, 2017Time: 9 AM – 12:00 PMLocation: Clover C Farm – 117 Cheves Rd. Bunn, NC 27508 Phone: (919) 496-2575 Tour of Shepherd’s Gate Fiber Processing MillDate: June 10th, […]

2017 Wool Pool Dates

Historically, NC wool producers have pooled their wool to put together quantities large enough to be able to sell on the national market. Due to the shrinkage of the wool market, there is currently only one buyer able to work with sheep producers in the eastern US. Mid States wool Coop out of Ohio has purchased NC […]