Monday, March 12, 2012


The website of the Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida offers you a place to find the latest sheep updates about current issues, upcoming events, classifieds to help buy and sell sheep, and links to other helpful sites.

The Meat Sheep Alliance was organized to promote the sheep industry in Florida , to provide information and education to its members, and to the general public, regarding the production of sheep. Florida residence is not required for membership. We meet twice a year for educational programs, to socialize, and to share ideas.


Herd Dog Clinic and Trial


















The Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida is offering two herd dog events this year at the festival:

  • Herd Dog Clinic all day, Saturday, April 25, 2015 beginning at 9:00 AM.  Fee - $100 per dog
  • Beginner Herd dog trial Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Fee- $25 per dog

The clinic and trial will be limited to 15 participants, so please confirm your reservation by clicking on the link below for your registration form and mailing it plus your check to the address on the form.


Herding Dog Workshop/Clinic Registration


Included in the clinic fee, each clinic participant will receive a training DVD and brochure showing basic herding techniques.  The number of clinic entries is limited to 15 dogs to ensure each handler/dog will get plenty of individual attention.  Reservations are non-refundable.
                                       
                          








For Junior MSA members, you can go to Floridasheep.com for forms, but we are temporarily putting them here too, for your convenience.







Festival Schedule of Events


Florida Sheep, Wool, and Herding Dog Festival Schedule
April 24-26, 2015
(Times subject to change)



Friday (gates open 9am-6pm)
Vendors (10am-4pm) – Sheep “Eweniversity” Kids Korner Day


8-10 – Exhibitor Registration
8-9 – Breakfast JR’s BBQ
9:00 – Festival Opens
10:00- 12:00 Sheep Shearing Workshop
10:00 – Felting & Weaving Workshops with Libby Kahn (Throughout Day)
10:00 – 11:00 Fiber Arts (Drop Spindle 101 with Ann Mikael)
10:00 – Spin-In
10:00 – Weave-In
10:00 – 3:00 – Field Sheep, Breeds of Sheep & Elite Ewe Display
10:00 – 3:00 – Barrel Train Rides – By Tim & Melanie Warner
10:00-12:00 -Sheep “Eweniversity” Kids Korner Opens
Barrel & Pony Rides
Kids Fiber Activities
Kids Korner Activities
Sheep Games
Tractor Driving Trials
10:30 – 11:30 Herding Dog Demonstrations
11:00 – 4:30 Drop Spindle and Spinning Demonstrations
11:30 – 12:30  Culinary Demonstration
11:30-12:00 – Entertainment (Bluegrass Band)
12:00 – 1:00 Kool Aid Wool Dyeing with Ann Mikael
12:30 – 2:00 Lamb Lunch
1:00-3:00 -Sheep “Eweniversity” Kids Korner Opens
Barrel Rides & Pony Rides
Kids Fiber Activities
Kids Korner Activities
Sheep Games
Tractor Driving Trials
1:00-4:00– Fiber Arts with Libby Kahn
1:30 – 2:00 Entertainment (Bluegrass Band)
1:30 – 2:30 Herding Dog Demonstrations
4:00 – 6:00 Wine Tasting & Lamb Pairing
3:00 – 5:30 Sheep for Sale
3:30 – 4:00 Entertainment (Bluegrass Band)
4:00 – 5:00 Fiber Arts (Drop Spindle 101 with Ann Mikael)
4:30-5:00 – Musical Entertainment
5:00 – 6:00 – Lead Halter Show
6:00-7:00 – Exhibitor Party
6:30 – 7:30 – Campfire Cookout
Fiber Displays, Sheep Shearing, Breeds of Sheep Displays, and Vendors opening daily

 Saturday (gates open 8am -9pm) Vendors (10am-4pm) MSA Member Day
8 – 9:00 – Breakfast – JR’s BBQ
8:00 – 10:00 – Sheep Shearing Workshop
8-10 – Exhibitor Registration
9:00 – 10:00 – Drop Spindle 101 with Ann Mikael
9:00 – noon – Spinning 101 with Linda Martin
9:00-noon – Herding Dog Clinic
9:00 – 4:00 – Fiber & Creative Arts On Display
9:00-11:00 – Showmanship Skills & Techniques – Kristina & Tray Black from TK Show Ewe How Ranch
9:00 – 10:00 – Fiber Arts  (Drop Spindle 101 with Ann Mikael)
10:00 – Closing for Photo and Poster  Entries
10:00 – 3:00 – Barrel Train Rides – By Tim & Melanie Warner
10:00 – 3:00 – Producer Sheep Shearing
9:30 – 10:00 – Entertainment
9:30 – 4:30 – Spin In, Weave In, Hook In (Join in anytime)
10:00-11:30 – Activity (Kids Korner Activity Center)
10:00-11:30 – Producer Workshop (From Birth to Weaning – Carol Postley)
10:00-noon – Fiber Arts (Spinning 101 – Linda Martin)
10:00 – 12:00 – Field Sheep, Breeds of Sheep and Elite Ewe Displays
10:00 – Kids barrel rides open
10:00 – Felting & Weaving with Libby Kahn- All Day Workshop Come at anytime
10:00 – 11:00 – Spinning Demonstration
10:00 – 11:00 – Hand Carding Demonstration
10:00-11:30 – Sheep (Heritage Breeds Show)
10:00 – Herding Dog Demonstration
10:00 – 10:30 – Musical Entertainment
10:00 – 12:00 – Kid’s Activity Center
10:00 – 12:30 – Field Sheep, Breeds of Sheep and Elite Ewe Displays
10:30-12:30 –Square Dance
11:00 – 12:00 – Wine Tasting & Lamb Pairings
10:00 – 11:30 – Heritage Breeds Show
11:30 – 12:00 – Hair Breed Showmanship
11:30 – 2:00 – Poster, Photo, Fiber Arts and Creative Arts Judging
12:00 – 1:00 – Lamb Lunch
12:00-1:00 – Fiber Arts Demonstrations
12:00 – 2:00 Breed Standards (Hair)
12:30 – 1:00 – Musical Entertainment
1:00 – 2:00 – Herding Demonstration
1:30-3:30 – Fine Arts (Poster/Photo/Fiber Arts/Creative Arts Judging)
12:00-2:00 – Sheep (Hair Breed Standards Show)
1:00-5:00 – Fiber Arts (Sheep-to-Rug Demo/Competition)
1:00-2:00 – Fiber Arts (Kool-Aid Wool Dyeing – Ann Mikael)
1:30-2:30 – Producer Workshop (Contagious Diseases and Treatment-Ruth Taber)
1:30-2:00 – Musical Entertainment Bluegrass
2:00-3:00 – Fiber Arts (Junior Spinning Contest)
2:00 – 5:00 – Knit In – Join in anytime
2:30 – 3:00 – Musical Entertainment
2:30-3:30 – Producer Workshop (Lambing 101 with Beth Senn)
3:00 – 4:00 Herding Dog Demonstration
3:00-4:30 – Sheep (Wool Breed Standards Show)
3:00-4:00 – Fiber Arts (Drop Spindle 101 – Ann Mikael)
3:00-4:00 – Fleece (Fleece Judging)
3:00-3:30 – Musical Entertainment Bluegrass
3:00 – 5:00 – Wine Tasting and Lamb Pairing
4:00-5:00 – Fleece Sale
4:00-4:30 – Musical Entertainment
4:30-5:30 – Sheep (Hair Sheep Market Lamb Show)
4:30 – Herding Dog Demonstration
5:00 – 5:30 – Lamb Jam Demo
5:30-6:30 – Culinary (Lamb Jam Cook-Off) & Dinner
6:00-6:30 – Musical Entertainment (Bluegrass)
6:30-7:30 – Sheep/Fiber Arts (Lead Halter Show)
7:00-8:00 – Exhibitor Activity (Sheep Games)
8:00-9:00 – Sheep (Open Showmanship – Adult)
 Fiber Displays, Sheep Shearing, Breeds of Sheep Displays, and Vendors opening daily


Sunday (gates open 8am-5pm)
 Vendors (10am-4pm)

8-10 – Exhibitor Registration
8:30-9:00 – Church Service
8:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast by JR’s BBQ
9:00 – 12:00 – Herding Dog Clinic
9:00 – 3:00 – Fiber & Creative Arts on Display
9:00 – 10:00 – Fiber Arts (Drop Spindle 101 – Ann Mikael)
9:00 – 2:00 – Barrel Train Rides – By Tim & Melanie Warner
9:00 – 11:00 – Field Sheep, Breeds of Sheep & Elite Ewe Displays
9:30 – Herding Dog Demonstration
10:00 -12:00 – Fiber Arts (Spinning 101 – Linda Martin)
10:00- 2:00  Sheep Shearing
10:00 – Felting & Weaving Workshop with Libby Kahn (Come anytime during day)
10:00 – Spin-In (All Day- Join in anytime)
10:00 – Weave-In (All Day – Join in anytime)
10:00 – Hook-In (All Day – Join in anytime)
10:00 – 4:00 – Spinning Demos & Hand Carding Demos)
10:00-11:30 – Sheep (Showmanship – Collegiate/Youth)
10:30-11:30 – Activity (Kids Activity Center)
11:00-11:30 – Musical Entertainment - Bluegrass
11:00-12:00 – Culinary Demonstration- Grilling Lamb Ribs
12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch
11:30 – 12:00 – Sheep (6-8 yr old Sheep Showmanship)
12:00- 12:30 – Sheep (Pee Wee Sheep Showmanship)
1:00-1:30 – Musical Entertainment
1:00 – 1:30 – Wine Tasting & Lamb Pairing
1:00 – 2:00 – Fiber Arts ( Drop Spindle 101 – Ann Mikael)
1:00-3:00 – Herding Dog Trial
1:30-3:00 – Sheep (Commercial Hair Sheep Show)
2:00-2:30 – Musical Entertainment
3:00-4:00 – Fleece (Fleece Sale)
2:00-4:00 – Sheep (Commercial Wool Sheep Show)
4:00-5:00 – Sheep (Market Lamb Wool Sheep Show)

Fiber Displays, Sheep Shearing, Breeds of Sheep Displays, and Vendors opening daily