Becoming a Member

Message from the President of ASBA

 Dear Alberta Purebred Sheep Producer,

On behalf of the Alberta Sheep Breeders Association (ASBA) welcome to our organization. Established in 1905, the ASBA is the oldest purebred livestock association in Canada. According to our by-laws the mission of ASBA shall be:

To encourage an overall and consistent improvement in the breeding and management of purebred sheep in Alberta, either solely or in collaboration with other similarly interested parties.

To hold shows and sales of sheep and wool, either solely or as a collaborator with other interested parties.

 To represent the interests of the Alberta purebred sheep industry honorably.

The ASBA is a volunteer organization that is funded by monies received through registrations and transfers by producers who are members of CSBA. Membership in ASBA is not limited to members of CSBA and we welcome Associate and Out of Province members.

Some benefits of ASBA membership include:

  • Advertising opportunities on the ASBA website ( which receives an average of 1000 hits per month.
  • The opportunity to shape your industry by providing input to the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association. The CSBA has input to national level producer organizations such as the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF), CFIA, and the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA).
  • The opportunity to have a presence at the Calgary Stampede sheep showcase to promote your seed stock industry.

We welcome your input and participation in an organization that has stood the test of time and continues to thrive despite the new challenges that each year brings.

Looking forward to having you join us!

Bernadette Nikkel

President, Alberta Sheep Breeders Association

Membership 2019

New Changes are On the Way!

Please bear with us as the Board of Directors introduces new changes to the membership structure. Announcements will be sent out shortly outlining the new benefits.  These changes will facilitate supporting the registered sheep breeders of Alberta and provide added value to your Canadian Sheep Breeders' Association (CSBA) membership. 

These changes will take place over the next couple of months but we look forward to the new membership goals of ASBA. Current ASBA members have been sent a notice of changes by email. Further communication will be sent out shortly! Be sure to check the website for updates! 

 The proposed  changes consist of constitutional amendments that will be voted upon by membership at our AGM on November 17th. Only current members of the 2017-2018 year are eligible to vote. All current members have been sent the proposed amendments by email.

We encourage you to be involved in the future of the Alberta Sheep Breeders' Association and express your comments and opinions. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM in Lacombe on Saturday November 17th at 2:00 pm.