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Annual Conference and AGM 2022

All members of the BCSBA are cordially invited to the 45th Annual Conference and AGM, hosted by the Silverpeaks branch, in Mosgiel from 28 April - 1 May 2022. Full details about the venue, accommodation, programme and annual competitions are…

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Temporary Shelters for Lambing Time

Lynley Coffey, Manawatu The farm where I run my black and coloured sheep is on a high plateau on the Manawatu plains, and is exposed to cold wild weather, especially at lambing time. We have started planting shelter belts of…

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Lameness in Sheep

Karen Phillips, BVSc, MANZCVS: CHB Vets, Waipukurau This article was first published in the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association, in September 2018. It is reproduced here with permission.

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The Beauty of Natural Colours

'Brown Butterfly Shawl' was displayed at the recent exhibition of the Canterbury area of Creative Fibre (New Zealand Spinning Weaving and Woolcrafts Society Inc.) at the Christchurch Museum. Made entirely from natural coloured undyed wool, using the 'Butterfly | Papillon'…

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Vaccinating Sheep – a Word of Advice

First published in the March 2019 issue of the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association. A problem that often seen in animal carcasses at the freezing works is abscesses, that can be quite large, caused by vaccination…

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Lambing – a Question Answered

Karen Phillips, BVSc, MANZCVS: CHB Vets, Waipukurau This article was first published in the magazine of the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association, in September 2015. It is reproduced here with permission.

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