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2013

  • Dec 11
    New Shearwell ASET Tags And Tag Applicators
    Click here to read more
  • Dec 11
    Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited (CCWG) has recently announced the price increase for CSIP approved Shearwell ASET tags to $1.75, effective this December. Click here to read more
  • Dec 6
    Harper Government Announces Support for Canadian Lamb Industry. Canadian lamb industry adopts electronic instrument meat grading system. Click here to read more
  • Dec 4
    The Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) is honoured to name Mr. Rob McNabb of Calgary, Alberta as this year's recipient of the Carl Block Award. Click here to read
  • Dec 1
    It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Anna Green, as the 2014 president of the BCPSBA. Click here to read
  • Nov 29
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed an incursion of Bluetongue virus (BTV) serotype 11, in two of the sentinel herds in the Okanagan Valley. Click here to read
  • Nov 28
    The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce the election of Phil Kolodychuk as Chairman of the Board at the 2013 Annual General Meeting. Click here to read
  • Nov 25
    4-H in B.C. Newsletter - 2013 FALL/WINTER Edition Click here to read
  • Nov 4
    Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Bulletin
    This bulletin provides information to help farmers understand how the provincial sales tax (PST) applies to their businesses. Click here to read more
  • Oct 9
    The Shearwell double tag is now available for purchase through the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Limited. Many CSBA members have been anxiously awaiting the approval of the Shearwell double tag due to its small size and excellent reputation for rate of retention. Click here to read more
  • Sept 26
    2013 CSBA Fall Update. Click here to read more
  • Sept 6
    Request for Expression of Interest For Environmental Farm Plan Evaluation Services. Click here to read more.
  • July 31
    Verdict on Dog Shooting
    -As many of you are aware there was a verdict rendered on Monday regarding a rancher in the Cariboo who shot a neighbors dog that had been harassing her cattle. Click here to read more.
  • July 23
    Industry has a legal obligation to comply with federal animal health regulations. Processors, animal transporters, producers, and anyone else handling or transporting animals must take appropriate measures to protect animal health, especially during hot and humid weather. Click here to read more.
  • July18
    BC SPCA Strategic Plan Consultation: Agriculture Industry Click here to read more.
  • July 9
    The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep. Click here to read more.
  • July
    2013 All Canada Classic Sale Results
    2013 All Canada Classic Sale Averages
    Click here for professional photographs taken at the All Canada Classic (scroll down to the June 30 post).
  • June 21
    Following an exhaustive search, the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Corlena Patterson as its new Executive Director. Click here to read more
  • June 13
    2013 All Canada Classic: "Share the Adventure" in Barriere, BC for the All Canada Classic on June 28-30th! This year, 64 consignors from 8 provinces have entered 353 sheep. The show (June 29th) and sale (June 30th) will include the following breeds: Border Cheviot, British Milksheep, Canadian Arcott, Charollais, Clun Forest, Dorper, Dorset, Hampshire, Horned Dorset, North Country Cheviot, Romney, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk and Texel. Click here to read more.
  • June 12
    The Canadian Dorper Sheep Association is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring the world class sheep judge Raymon Read, to be a judge for the 2013 All Canada Sheep Classic Show & Sale in Barrie BC June 28th – 30th. Which is hosted by the BC Purebred Sheepbreeders Association this year. Click here to read more
  • May 31
    Kenneth Henry Mallinson, 87 years old and never retired! Click here to read more.
  • May 22
    In a move that could bring major benefits to Canada's agriculture industry, the Canadian Securities Administration has granted a ground-breaking Exemption Agreement to the Canadian Lamb Producers Cooperative Inc. Click here to read more
  • May 4
    Work Safe BC Inspections On The Rise.A renewed and direct approach by Work Safe BC concerned with the injury and fatility rates in agriculturehas resulted in additional officers being hired in various areas of the province. Click here to read more.
  • April 4
    The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) seeks to recruit an Executive Director to provide staff leadership to the operations of the organization. Job Description
  • March 25
    British Columbia’s provincial sales tax (PST) will be re-implemented effective April 1, 2013, at a general tax rate of seven percent.  The legislation and regulations to re-implement the PST on April 1, 2013 are now complete, giving businesses all the information they need to successfully transition to the PST. Click here to read more
  • March 8
    As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) consultation on the revised draft improved food inspection model, a number of Web consultation sessions, and one in-person consultation session, are planned for the months of March and April 2013. Click here to read more
  • February 19
    Sheep industry meeting with the Alberta Minister of Agriculture An important role of ALP is to advocate for its members to government. The recent short terms of office for Ministers of Agriculture have made this challengin. Click here to read more
  • February 12
    It is my pleasure to announce that the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has officially revoked the British Columbia Bluetongue Infected Place Order.Click here to read more
  • February 12
    New Food Safe Farm Practices Online Training Modules Launched. The Canadian Sheep Federation is proud to announce the release of new online training modules for the Canadian Sheep and Lamb Food Safe Farm Practices Program. Click here to read more
  • January 29
    Executive Director Jennifer MacTavish has tendered her resignation from the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF). PDF
  • January 16
    Canada and the United States sign agreement on animal disease zoning Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that Canada and the United States intend to recognize each other's zoning measures during highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreaks. PDF

 

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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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Bulkley Valley Exhibition
Amanda Stella

Creston Fall Fair
Ada Browne

Cranbrook and District Fall Fair
Andrea Lockhart

Salmon Arm Fair
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Coombs, Saanich and
Cowichan Fairs

Hilary DeMooy

Comox Valley Exhibition and
Port Alberni Fall Fair
Shelby Meaden

Cobble Hill
Rebecca Knight

Chilliwack Fair
Moniek Middelbur

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