Executive

The Executives of the Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia.

President – Andrew Hebda

Noel Shore, Nova Scotia

 Andrew HebdaAndrew has been a purebred and commercial sheep breeder since 1982 in Noel Shore, Hants County Nova Scotia – member of the PSBANS since 1984. Together with his wife Gwyneth Jones, the two have a breeding flock of approximately 100 ewes, most of which are registered Clun Forest sheep (primarily from the foundation flock established by Angus Rouse, with 2 additional blood lines introduced recently). They produce both purebred breeding stock as well as cross-breds for commercial operations and a local farm market. In addition, they are active in the promotion of the use of wool and wool products. Both Gwyneth and Andrew have been 4-H project leaders since 1990.

Vice-President –Holly Hines

Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia: Holly HinesHolly is currently the Sheep Technician at Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture. She resides in Upper Stewiacke with her partner and a couple of Southdown sheep, chickens and a dog. She also co-owns approximately 30 sheep with her father, Richard, including Suffolk, Hampshire and Oxford in River John.

Treasurer & Director – Dianne Sinclair

Goshen, Nova Scotia

Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia: Diane SinclairDirector and Treasurer. She works together with her husband Bruce and 4 children who are the 7th generation on their dairy and sheep farm in Goshen, NS. They raise purebred Suffolks and North Country Cheviots. She has been a 4-H leader for 24 years and is the Eastern Region Director on the NS 4-H Council. She is a past director and secretary/treasurer of the Antigonish/Guysborough Federation of Agriculture.

Director – John MacDonell

Enfield, Nova Scotia
johnmac John MacDonell resides in Enfield and raises a purebred Suffolk flock.

email: renfieldfarm@gmail.com

www.renfieldsuffolks.com

 

Director – Jamie Fraser

Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Jamie FraserCurrently resides and grew up on a family farm in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (Bayhead Farm), where we have raised swine, horses, beef cattle, and sheep. Currently, we have about 40 ewes (Purebred North Country Cheviot/ Crossbred Commercial), 40 beef cows (Purebred Red and Black Angus/ Purebred Shorthorn/ Crossbred Commercial), 2 pigs, and 1 horse (Circle West aka Buddy). Participated in 4-H as a youth and still likes to help out with the program when asked. Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Major: Aquaculture) in 2008, and is currently close to graduating with a Masters of Science in Agriculture (Fish Nutrition/Feed Product Development). Currently, works as the Chute Animal Nutrition Centre (Feedmill) Manager at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus.

CSBA Representative – Bruce Sinclair

Goshen, Nova Scotia

Pureb0red Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia: Bruce SinclairCanadian Sheep Breeders Association (CSBA) rep for Nova Scotia. He owns a dairy and sheep farm with his wife Dianne and four children in Goshen, NS. They raise 30 purebred sheep consisting of North Country Cheviots and Suffolks.

He has been a 4-H leader for 26 years and is Chairman of the 4-H Market Steer and Lamb Committee. He is Deputy Fire Chief of the local volunteer fire department. He is a director on the Antigonish Farmers’ Mutual Insurance board. He is past president of the Antigonish / Guysborough Federation of Agriculture.

Research Committee – Gwyneth Jones

Noel Shore, Nova Scotia

Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia: Gwyneth Jones