Maryland Sheep Breeders Association

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) is an active organization that organizes several annual events: the Maryland Shearing School (April) and the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival (May), as well as a range of sheep, wool and lamb promotional and educational activities, a scholarship fund and an annual members’ dinner in October.

2012 Committee

Officers

President: Lee Langstaff
Vice President: Jeffrey White
Treasurer: Colleen Histon
Secretary: Peter Austin

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Chairman

Gwen Handler

2017 Directors

Emily Chamelin Hickman
Sara Dixon
Rosalind Hain
Tom Mullinix

2018 Directors

Carolann McConaughy
Patricia Sanville
Allison Seyfert
Karren Sowell

2019 Directors

Larry Fisher
Laurie Hynson
Andrew Keller
Ann Shroeder

County Associations

Frederick

www.fredericksheepbreeders.com

All are welcome to join. You don’t have to own any sheep or goats.  Members are from 8 counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, plus a few members from out-of-state. The FCSB website has an extensive “Links” tab.

Peter Vorac, President — (301) 371-4111 —
Debra Drake, Vice President — (703) 244-0500 —
Patty Sanville, Secretary — (240) 357-1437 —
Dawn Richardson, Treasurer — (301) 908-5985 —

Membership

Download the MSBA Membership Form.

As a member you will:

  • Join an active and friendly community of shepherds and others
  • Support the core activities of the MSBA
  • Receive the quarterly Maryland Sheep News, MSBA’s informative newsletter
  • Receive regular publications from the American Sheep Industry Association
  • Receive free admission to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
  • Be mailed a free copy of the Festival catalog
  • Pay a reduced commission on any fleeces consigned for sale at the Festival’s Fleece Show & Sale
  • Be eligible for a free listing in the printed MSBA Members Directory and a free profile page on the MSBA website

Annual membership dues are $25. The membership year runs from October through September. Dues received before June 1, 2017 will be recorded as paid through September 30, 2017. Dues for new memberships received on or after June 1 (or new memberships purchased at the 2017 Sheep & Wool Festival) will be recorded as paid through September 30, 2018.

 

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

Schedule of Events

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More results have been posted for your perusal -- Club Lamb Jackpot, Fine Arts Competition, Grand Lamb Cook-Off (with recipes!), Junior Spinning Contest, Poster Contest, Queen Contest, and Sheep Photo Contest.

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Results for the Sheep Show and Fleece Show have been added to the Results page on our website:

sheepandwool.org/2017-festival/results/

Congratulations to the winners, and everyone else who entered. You're all winners to us!
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Sheep-to-Shawl results are here! Here is how it played out:

Champion
Friends thru Fiber, Waynesboro, PA
Michelle Lushbaugh, Captain
Auction Price: $325

2nd
Butler County Pedalers, Saxonburg, PA
Marilyn Merbach, Captain
Auction Price: $200

3rd
Spin City, Brooklyn, NY
Mayine Lynn Yu, Captain
Auction Price: $200

4th
Fiber Friends, Clarksburg, MD
Elaine Parry, Captain
Auction Price: $300

5th
The Blues Sisters, Baltimore, MD
Chris Gahs, Captain
Auction Price: $150

If anyone has pictures, please share!

Checks from the shawl auction will be in the mail this week.
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