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



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.

Director – Cathy Vallis

Princeport, Nova Scotia


Cathy began her career with Sheep in 1982 with her father, John Okell.  Cathy has had a long career which includes having shown at the Royal Winter Fair in her youth.  Cathy is Past President of the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia, as well as having owned Atlantic wool Growers for 10 years.  Cathy is now a proud breeder of Clun Forest sheep.

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