The Symposium is a premier opportunity for the Alberta Sheep Industry. 

ASBA appreciates the ongoing sponsorship support and delegate registrations that contribute to the success of this event.

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2017 Symposium

Thank you to our Sponsors




​​​​​Nicole Masters – Soil Health and Microbes: Integrity Soils, New Zealand
Dr. Kim Stanford – Ergot in Feed: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Dr. Paul Luimes – Nutrition and Feedstuffs: University of Guelph
Dr. Kathy Parker – Nutrition and Reproduction/Semen Evaluations: Valley Veterinary Services
Dr. John Gilleard – Internal Parasites in Sheep: U of C Faculty of Vet Med
Dr. Michel Levy – Internal Parasites in Sheep: U of C Faculty of Vet Med
Dr. Leisa Floreani – Changes in Antimicrobial Regulations: Fairview, AB


Parasite wetlab

This wetlab is designed for producers to learn how to do a basic fecal analysis on their own sheep to help monitor the parasite burden in the flock.  Microscopes will be provided to use, however if registrants have their own microscopes please bring them.  Bring a fresh fecal sample from your flock in an airtight Ziploc bag.  The wetlab is instructed by two lab technicians from the University of Calgary.  There will be information about purchasing fecal analysis kits for on farm use.

Sheepbytes Ration Workshop​

The workshop is being taught by Dale Engstrom.  He will be explaining how to use SheepBytes software to calculate rations and improve the nutrition of your flock.  Participants should ideally have a laptop to bring to get hands on experience running the software.

Full Registration = $235.00 + GST
One Day Registration = $160.00 + GST

2017 ASBA Symposium Speaker Line Up

The 2017 Alberta Sheep Symposium is approved for 15 hours ABVMA CE credit.
The course is approved for CE credit for VETS, TECHS


Hotel Information

​Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer has a block of rooms held for Symposium registrants until September 29th at the Symposium rate of $124.99/night for the nights of October 19th and 20th. Each room has 2 queen beds. After September 29th, standard rates will apply.

  • ​Quote group code "ASB" when booking
  • ​Cancellation may be made up to 72 hours prior to reservation date.

​Call 403-348-8485 to reserve your room!

For anyone wishing to donate items to the Silent auction in support of the Sheila Stephen Memorial Scholarship as well as the Youth Development Fund, can contact Abby Nikkel for more information.

Abigail Nikkel 
(P) (780) 674-6805

Alberta Sheep Breeders' Association


 Red Deer County                  Olds Auction Mart


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