Our mission is to promote and encourage keeping sheep in Connecticut. The CSBA was formed in 1893, and we have been supporting Connecticut shepherds since that time by educating sheep farmers about issues relevant to raising lamb and wool, and facilitating marketing opportunities.
2017 CT SHEEP, WOOL & FIBER FESTIVAL
Can you believe it's already April 25th? That means there are only 4 days until our annual event!
The Connecticut food & Farm Magazine, Spring 2017, Volume 8 issue had a very nice article about our Festival on page 26. Thank you to Kris Granatek for writing it and to Winter Caplanson for the photography.
Check the SHEEP, WOOL & FIBER FESTIVAL PAGE for updates.
RANDALL M. KNIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
.The CSBA, Inc. has established a scholarship in memory of Randall M.
Knight. In keeping with our mission statement “to promote and encourage
the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” the scholarship may give preference to
students who are pursuing a career in the agriculture industry. The winning
candidate will receive $500.
The application is now available. Deadline is June 1, 2017
CONNECTICUT BLANKET WAS FEATURED ON WFSB 3
BETTER CONNECTICUT IN FEBRUARY of 2016!
If you thought that blanket was pretty
look at what the wool on those sheep turned in to!
Introducing the beautiful 2016 blanket called the "Winterbrook"
Here's the link to watch last year's episode
The Comfort of Sheep
It was nicely done and again we would like to thank the UCONN Department of Animal Science, Dr. Zinn, Mary Margaret Cole and Aubrey Grabber for allowing the interview to be filmed at the University and for Kara Sundlun, her cameraman and Producer for taking an interest in the CT Blanket and creating the story for all to see.
WHY TAG YOUR ANIMALS?
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture sent out this message today to remind everyone why it is important to put your own ID tags in your animals.
There are advantages to producers officially identifying their animals and keeping records of their animals moving off the farm:
1.It ensures that the ownership of their animals will not be confused with others either by the transporter or at a livestock market. This will minimize the risk of a producer being paid for an animal owned by someone else, which could be of lesser value.
2. It provides producers with additional sales options, potentially resulting in a higher sales price. Officially identified animals can be sold and moved from more than one livestock market prior to going to a slaughter facility.
3. It ensures the correct ownership of animals moving through the market chain to slaughter facilities, minimizing the risk of a producer being wrongly held responsible for incidents of either drug residue violations or disease conditions involving animals he did not own.
Animal Disease Traceability Rule Information for Connecticut Producers
Bureau of Regulation and Inspection
Seven steps to use when animals are going to be shipped
Questions should be directed to:
Conn. Animal Disease Traceability Coordinator
CT Wool Blanket in Split Buffalo Plaid
This was the pattern in 2014