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BC Purebreed Sheep Breeders' Association

Canadian Sheep Federation
From The Flock Newsletters cansheep.ca

Archived News -2013
Current News - 2014


  • December 7
    Harper Government Announces Federal Growing Forward 2 Programs agr.gc.ca
  • November 22
    2012 Wolves_Comments on BC's Draft Management Plan
    Public Consultation Wolf Management Plan
  • November 22
    Click here to view the CSF's 2011-12 Annual Review
  • November 17
    Accepting applications for IAF's 2013 Award of Excellence until November 30. The award celebrates the innovative thinkers and leaders in the BC agriculture and agri-food industry. PDF
  • November 14
    Gordanier Chairman of the CSF for third term
    At the recent Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) Board, Andrew Gordanier acclaimed as Chairman for a third term. PDF
  • November 13
    Food Safe Farm Practices maintains CFIA Technical Recognition The Canadian Sheep Federation is proud to announce the continued recognition of the Canadian Sheep and Lamb Food Safe Farm Practices Program under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program, Technical Review Part I PDF
  • August 13
    Sheep Industry Applauds AAFC Support
    News of a federal government investment of up to $86,000 for the sheep industry's On-Farm Food Safety Program was applauded today by Andrew Gordanier, PDF
  • July
    Report summarizing the consultations on the BC Abattoir Inspection System Review, hosted this spring by the B. C. ministries of Agriculture and Health PDF
  • July 9
    First Shipment of Canadian Lambs Reach Vietnam PDF
  • June 28
    Letter from CSF PDF
    Business Plan Strawman for 2012-17
    CSF Proposed Budget PDF
  • June 27
    Wild Sheep Foundation Applauds Chairman Simpson - Bighorn Sheep Rider Removed Subcommittee Chairman Simpson's Statement on Bighorn Sheep Provision PDF
  • June 22
    CSBA's response to the Canadian Sheep Federation PDF
  • June 21
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has finished testing the 26 sheep found at a farm in Grey County, Ontario. More info here
  • June 21
    Strawman Business Plan For 2012-2017 The Canadian Sheep Federation PDF
  • June 19
    ALP response to the Canadian Sheep Federation's recent letter, proposed budget and business plan for 2012/3 PDF
    Communication to members PDF

    CSF Response PDF
  • June 1
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
    How the Agency will strengthen food inspection in Canada. Provide your comments by July 31, 2012 CFIA inspection.gc.ca
  • May 17
    Every person who imports sheep shall report to the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) PDF
  • May 16
    Extension Program Promotes Healthy Sheep and Goats Controlling parasites essential for growing Ontario industry BY Andrew Vowles Click here to read more
  • May 15
    Proposal for New Domestic Sheep Farmers in High Risk Areas (with Inter-Government Cooperation) PDF
  • May 12
    C. ovis SunGold, Alberta Lamb Producers and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
    Letter to producers PDF
    C Ovis Insert PDF
  • May 9
    Update on the Sheep Industry's Progress Towards Mandatory RFID Tags PDF
  • May 3
    Statement from Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer PDF
  • May 2
    The Animal Health Act introduced for first reading eg.bc.ca
  • May 2
    CFIA slaughters Shropshire sheep
    Your article, CFIA slaughters Shropshire sheep (May 1, 2012), questions the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's credibility for diagnosing scrapie. PDF
  • Scrapie eradication is essential to the long-term sustainability of the Canadian sheep industry PDF
  • Alberta Lamb Producers lead the nation in growth. Global News click here
  • March 6
    Amendments to enhance animal welfare and transparency PDF
  • Report on the B.C. Abattoir Inspection Review health.gov.bc.ca
  • Feb 14
    Permit Requests for Semen and Embryos from Schmallenberg Affected Countries PDF



BCPSBA supports the standards of care as set out in the Code of Practice for Sheep.

BCPSBA does not condone any practices which are contrary to the requirements of the Code.

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National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep


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