In November 2016, the National Sheep Network (NSN) was formed. Currently comprised of three provincial sheep organizations, the Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP), the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) and Les Eleveurs d’ovins du Quebec (LEOQ), the NSN has been designed to be a resource-effective way to advocate for the Canadian sheep industry.
There is a great line-up of speakers covering nutrition, parasites, soil health, reproductive management and more!! Plus a trade fair and silent auction. Register before October 2, 2017 for early bird rates, and book hotel room by Oct 5 for conference rates. Visit www.albertasheepbreeders.ca for more information and to register.
Ottawa, ON (September 15, 2017) - Canadian sheep farmers and ranchers should expect the pink metal Ketchum Kurl-Lock #3 tag to be revoked from the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) at the end of October 2017.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has just completed a profile of the provincial lamb industry supply chain. It was created to give an updated picture to potential investors and buyers interested in the chain and the opportunities within the sector.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kirkland, QC, September 5th, 2017 — Zoetis announced today the availability of GLANVAC®6, a vaccine for use as an aid in prevention of caseous lymphadenitis (CLA or cheesy gland), enterotoxaemia (pulpy kidney disease), tetanus, black disease, malignant oedema (blackleg like disease) and blackleg in sheep and lambs and swelled head in rams.
On July 21, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced details of the new $3 billion federal, provincial, territorial agricultural policy framework. The 'Canadian Agricultural Partnership' comes into effect in April 2018, replacing the current 'Growing Forward 2' program. The new framework will offer opportunities for industry stakeholders focusing on six priority areas: Science, Research and Innovation, Markets and Trade, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Value-added Agricultural and Agri-food Processing, Public Trust, and Risk Management.
View the full news release on the AAFC website.