Monday, December 2, 2013

Virginia Bred Ewe and Lamb Sale Dec 7th

The Virginia Sheep Producers Association will be hosting their annual Fall Bred Ewe Sale this Saturday, December 7 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA. Sale begins at 1 pm. Specific details, including on-line catalog with photos can be found at  


Please note that online bidding is available this year through

Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Mini Expo

The University of Maryland Extension will host a Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Mini Expo at 3 different locations from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the following dates:
February 8, 2014 - University of Maryland Extension—Montgomery County Office
18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD  20855

 The mini expo will feature at least 10 educational seminars on urban poultry keeping, feeds & feeding, breed characteristics, rules and regulations, disease prevention and control, production basics, predator control, poultry first aid, poultry production for profit, breeding & incubation, egg grading and handling.
Door prizes will be awarded!

Extension Specialists and Educators will be available to answer technical questions about production practices.

Vendors will be available with poultry equipment and supplies. 

Registration is required:  Adults: $35 and Children under 18 years: $15. Registration fees include lunch. To register online go to:
NO on-site registration is offered!
For additional information about the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Mini Expo please e-mail Susan Barnes at or visit the web site at

If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation at one of our expo locations, please contact the location you are attending at least two weeks prior to the program to receive assistance.  University of Maryland Extension—Montgomery County Office: (301) 590-9638  



Do you drive a truck and trailer (stock trailer, horse trailer, flat bed) out of state?  Is your truck registered to haul greater than 10,000 pounds (GVW – truck, trailer, and cargo)?  Is your truck rated at ¾ ton or greater, and you tow a 16 foot trailer? If you answered yes to any of these questions – you may be interested in attending an upcoming educational meeting.

Program: Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Registration

Program Presenters: US Dept. of Transportation & VA State Police

Date:  December 18th (tentative)

Time:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Place: Whitestone Farm, Aldie ,VA

Program sponsors:             Loudoun County Dept. of Economic Development

                                                Blue Ridge Cattlemen’s Association

                                                VA & WV Cooperative Extension


Contact:        Gary W. Hornbaker