Welcome to the Frederick County Sheep Breeders website.

There are many ways to find something.

1.  On the right is the “Search” box.   Type in the name of the person you’re looking for — or, breed of sheep or goat — or, meat or wool products — or, other kinds of livestock — or, services you’re looking for.   Click “Go” – and those names,  farms and products will be displayed.

2.  Click on “Meet Our Members”, and enjoy learning about each member’s farm — also go to their farm website.

3.  Click on the “Other Farm Products” tab.  Scroll down the list to find the specific livestock, products, services you’re looking for.  There are over 160 categories.

4.  Click on upcoming FCSB “Events” tab.  Scroll down — all Events have a location map.

5.  Click on the “Links” tab — the categories are extensive.

The Frederick County Sheep Breeders is a Maryland-based sheep and goat producers association with members from many counties; plus, a few members from out-of-state (PA, VA and W.VA).

The Purpose of the Frederick County Sheep Breeders is to:

  • Promote sheep, goat and lamb activities in Maryland.
  • Improve registered and commercial breeding stock, market lambs and market goats.
  • Promote and support the area’s sheep and goat farm flocks.
  • Promote the fiber industry and wool industry in Maryland.
  • Be a resource for and between members.
  • Support young shepherd’s 4-H activities — and their project lambs and project goats.
  • Educate the public.

Banner Photo:   It’s County Fair time.   Photo of 4-H’ers with their lambs in a Pairs Class at the Montgomery County Fair.   The Judge is evaluating the results of the 4-H’ers work over the past months in the development of their lambs — and explaining the various points to each 4-H’er about their lambs.

The Home Page banner photo is changed each month.

Upcoming Events

November 2014 – February 2015

Nov
7
Fri
2014
Frederick County Sheep Breeders Annual Dinner — Friday, November 7, 2014 @ Dutch's Daughter Restaurant, Frederick, MD
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dutch’s Daughter.   The FCSB annual dinner has been held at the Cozy Inn for many years.   Unfortunately, the owner decided to close the restaurant portion of the Cozy.   The FCSB Board looked at 6 possible venues, and decided on Dutch’s Daughter, in Frederick for this year’s 2014 annual dinner.

Dinner Announcements:  FCSB members were sent an EVITE annual dinner announcement.   Please RSVP that you will be attending the dinner, – or RSVP your regrets that you will not be attending the annual dinner — and that you will mail your 2015 dues.   An accurate dinner count is required by Oct. 31st.

Payment.   You can pay for your dinner and your 2015 FCSB membership dues at the door.

If not attending the dinner:   (1)  Reply with your Regrets.   (2) Please mail your 2015 membership dues to Dawn Richardson, FCSB Treasurer.   Dues are the same, $20.00 per year.

5:30 pm:   Social Meet & Greet.

6:15 pm:   Buffet Dinner — Carved Top Round, Atlantic Salmon, Dutch’s Special Chicken.

Master of Ceremony:   Dahl Drenning (Lock’s View Farm) is the MC.

Remarks by special guests.

6th. Annual 2014 Shepherd of the Year:   Presentation by Emily Chamelin, FCSB Vice President and her committee.  Past recipients are listed in the  Annual Dinner Program, and on the FCSB website.

Entertainment:  The Home Comfort Band — bluegrass and country.

Those all important Door Prizes:   Contact Charlotte Dutton (Blue Rock Farm) with your contribution.

Check out the Dutch’s Daughter website.  Photo is one of the banquet rooms.

www.DutchsDaughter.com

Dutch's Daughter, large banquet room

 

Nov
27
Thu
2014
Thanksgiving Dinner — Eat Lamb — Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 @ Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 27 @ 12:00 am – Nov 27 @ 11:30 pm

Turkey with Eat Lamb sign 350 x 525This Thanksgiving — give a turkey a break — eat lamb.  You get more drumsticks.

The turkey artwork was developed by Holly Porter, Marketing Department, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit.

Thanks Holly!

 Some Frederick County Sheep Breeders raise farm-fresh, locally raised, heritage breed Thanksgiving turkeys.

Go to the  “Search” box.   Type in turkeys or heritage breed turkeys — click “Go” and those farms that raise turkeys will be listed.

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Sheepman Supply Open House & Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 @ Sheepman Supply
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
 Sheepman Supply Open House & Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 @ Sheepman Supply | Frederick | Maryland | United States

Take a break from lambing chores and cleaning the barn to meet fellow shepherds for a complimentary breakfast hosted by Bob & Charlotte Dinsmore and their staff — at the Ceresville New Holland Dealership and Sheepman Supply, 8102 Liberty Road (Rt. 26), Frederick, MD 21701.

Saturday, February 14, 2015.   Complimentary pancake and sausage breakfast served from 8:30 am to noon.

Start making up your list for needed Spring supplies and equipment.   Discount Policy:  sheep, goat, livestock supplies — 9% discount if pay with credit card — or 11% discount if you pay by cash or good check.

Call Kathy Gordon, Sheepman Supply, 301-662-4197, with your questions and to order any special items in advance, so they arrive in time for the Open House.

Sheep and goat producers — you can join the Frederick County Sheep Breeders (FCSB) at this event.   The FCSB’s has members from 6 counties,  and a few members from PA, VA, and WVA.   Even have a few members that don’t have any sheep or goats — they are into wool, spinning, yarns, woolen products.

Also, pick up your 2014-2015 Frederick County Sheep Breeder Directories — and meet fellow shepherds.

Go to the Sheepman Supply website for their full product line.

http://www.sheepman.com/