Here comes the 2016 Annual LLSBA Conference!


Updated 8 November, 2016
Please note that this info is subject to change.

The Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association annual conference in WIlliamsburg, Virginia will be the weekend of November 11th to the 13th.

Folks may also be interested to know other events that will be taking place in the area, so they can plan their down-time accordingly. Information about the events happening in Colonial Williamsburg from November 11-13 can be found by clicking here and entering the correct dates into the search feature.

Friday night

Everyone is to meet at the Fife and Drum building at 6 pm for our get together.

We will have another Silent Auction, so go through your stash and bring something you would like to donate to the ”Cause”  It does not have to be sheep related. 

Also, we are asking members to bring some sort of cookies or dessert for Friday night.  The Association will be providing food trays and drinks as usual, but if you could bring some cookies, that would help.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

9 am to 10 am

 Tammy Holler, a small farms nutrient management specialist at VA Tech's Dept. of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences will be speaking on Pasture Improvement.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

10:30 to Noon

Dr. Martin Dally is the owner of Super Sire LTD in Lebanon, OR and a judge of both animals and wool shows. He also assists breeders in improving their flocks through the use of artificial insemination. Dr. Dally will speak on Sheep Nutrition with emphasis on rare breeds.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Allison Martin from The Livestock Conservancy will be speaking on the Morals and Ethics of Raising a rare breed.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

3 pm to 4:30 pm

Hands On Sheep at the Bypass Stables

Sunday, November 13, 2016

9 am to 10 am

Joy and Martin Dally will be speaking on “The anatomy of a fleece” This will be a class on how to how to grow a good fleece, the care of a fleece, the different parts of a fleece,  how to prepare and show a fleece, and the specialty market for wool.


The first talk by Joy and Martin Dally on “The anatomy of a fleece” will be at 9 am. instead of 8:30 am.  It will be from 9 am to 11 am.

After the talk is over, we will have an open discussion for an hour.  There may be a couple of our guest who are attending the conference that will be speaking and then there will be the opportunity to have a Q & A session.  

 Sunday, November 13, 2016

10:30 am to noon.

Dr. Ann Zajac, , Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will be presenting a talk on parasites and the treatment options.

Conference concludes at Noon on Sunday.



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Clarion Hotel, Historic District


The Williamsburg Inn
(888) 965-7254
The Williamsburg Inn is an alternative to the Clarion. It is within walking distance of the conference events, being situated in Colonial Williamsburg, nearby the main shopping strip. It has four and a half stars on trip advisor, and comes highly recommended for the history buffs as well as the more discriminating travelers. 

More Hotels, Recommendations from the President:

Dear Members

This year we will not have a host hotel. You can get as good a rate by working on the internet as I could get with a contract. There seems to have been numerous issues with the Clarion Hotel that we have stayed with for many years. Here are several hotels that are fairly close to the Clarion and the historic area and the stables at by-pass road.

1. The Rodeway Inn Historic at 309 Page Street is a repurpose of a mom and pop hotel from the fifties. The rooms are not large but the reviews are good and there is a continental breakfast and a pancake house in the parking lot.  Small lobby.

2. Mainstay Inn part of the Choice Hotel group at 814 Capitol Landing Road. This is a newer hotel with larger rooms and a nice breakfast. They have an indoor pool and a fairly good sized lobby .

3. With in a block or two from these is a Red Roof Inn, a Travelodge and a Hampton Inn. There is an Econo Lodge which I would not recommend . These are all on Capitol Landing Road.

4. There are also Colonial Williamsburg hotels, the Woodlands being the closest one. You can find out about the Colonial Williamsburg hotels at

I am happy to help anyone who is undecided about a hotel and needs some information or guidance. Please call me if you have any questions .1-757-220-1019

Book soon,