Recognizing that farmers in western Canada and northwestern Ontario are facing devastating drought conditions, the National Sheep Network (NSN) welcomed the news today from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada that they are investing $100 million to support farmers. This funding will match provincial AgriRecovery submissions and so we encourage you to be working with your provincial organizations to ensure access to support.
We continue to advocate to be sure the needs and concerns of our members are heard. We are also working to ensure sheep farmers are included and covered by assistance programs.
And, if you – or someone you know – need support to cope with this crisis, please visit Do More Ag for a list of resources near you.
Sheep Day is a producer led annual event, targeted to mostly Sheep meat producers, (with limited attention given to milk and wool production at this time). The purpose of Sheep Day is to provide an opportunity for Sheep producers to meet and be educated on the latest technology; discuss pertinent marketing issues, learn about health/nutrition topics, and much more! Plus, interact and exchange ideas with fellow Sheep farmers.
There are two key objectives that the organizing committee strives to achieve daily. The information shared will be linked “back to the animal”. Organizers also hope that producers can implement at least two ideas when they return to their operations.
The humane transport regulations will come into force in February 2020.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will implement a transition period for the feed, water and rest requirements for bovine and other sectors. During the first two years, the CFIA will focus its enforcement efforts on compliance promotion through education and awareness measures, which are part of the CFIA's continuum of enforcement actions.
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October 24, 2019 (Alliston,ON) - The National Sheep Network elected a new chair and vice char at a recent meeting in Ontario. Ryan Greir, from Alberta, will lead the organization in the year ahead as chair with Pierre Lessard from Quebec serving as vice chair.
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The objective of the TRACE Newsletter is to provide an overview of progress on proposed amendments to Part XV of the federal Health of Animals Regulations (hereafter referred to the “Regulations”) that pertains to livestock identification and traceability. This fifth edition focuses on one of the key elements of the regulatory proposal: reporting animal movements. Click link below to download Newsletter.