MARCH 9, 2019: BURNS LAKE, BC – SheepFest 2019

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 25, 2019

sheepfest 2019

SheepFest 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Lakes District Secondary School

Burns Lake, BC

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SheepFest 2019 offers an educational day with 3 dynamic speakers speaking about wool, nutrition, herd health and artisan cheese.


Register here

Early Bird Registration until Feb 15th $25.00

Regular Registration from Feb 16 – Mar 5th $35.00

If you have trouble registering online, please call Debbie Evans, P. Ag., Agriculture Coordinator, RDBN 250-692-3195

About the Presenters

Dr. Lisa Surber, PhD was born and raised on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada and is still active in her family’s commercial cattle operation. She obtained her B.S., M.S., and PhD in Animal and Range Sciences from Montana State University. During her time at MSU, she was the managing director of the Montana Wool Lab. Lisa served as a Wool Education Consultant for the American Sheep Industry Association and with WestFeeds as a Ruminant Nutritionist. Lisa now runs her own consulting business providing nutritional expertise for cattle and sheep, wool classing and education services, NSIP certified ultrasounding services, and OFDA on-site wool testing services. Also, she is the Executive Secretary for South Dakota Sheep Growers Association. She is a certified sheep ultrasound technician and an ASI Level 4 wool classer and instructor, and performs these services in a 5-state area. Lisa now lives in lives in Newell, SD and can be reached at or 406-581-7772.

Glenna McGregor is a veterinary pathologist working at the Animal Health Centre, BC Ministry of Agriculture. Glenna received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan and worked for a few years as a mixed animal practitioner in a busy practice in rural Ontario before returning to Saskatoon to complete a Masters of Veterinary Science and Senior Residency in anatomic pathology. She went on to achieve Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2015. As a veterinary diagnostic pathologist, she performs cause-of-death investigations on a wide range of species including livestock, wildlife, companion animals and exotics. She is the acting regional director of the BC node of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and an Adjunct Professor at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University or Saskatchewan.

Hani Gasser and his wife Theres operate the Robson Valley Sheep Company raising organic grass-fed lamb and are located near McBride BC. Before moving to the Robson Valley, they operated a sheep dairy in Chase BC where they produced milk products which included different varieties of cheese & yogurt.

BONUS Presentation

Join Dr. Lisa Surber for more sheep information

Sunday, March 10 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Burns Lake Public Library

FREE for Participants!

SheepFest 2019 Poster

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