The Government of Canada has released the final list of designated regions where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2018 due to drought conditions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
Canadian Sheep Federation Press Release: Ottawa, ON – All tags approved in the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) are subject to increased program fees, in keeping with the newly ratified agreement with Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA).
As of December 1, 2018, livestock producers will need a veterinary prescription to access medically important antimicrobials. Due to changes by Health Canada, these antimicrobials will no longer be sold at authorized medicine sales outlets (e.g. farm supply stores). Producers will only be able to access them through veterinary clinics, pharmacies or mixes in feed from commercial feed mills.
Shearwell paired Canadian Sheep Identification Program ear tags are now sold as a yellow RFID tag and black non-RFID. Previously the non-RFID portion was also yellow. Canadian Sheep Breeders Association members may use a paired tagging system as an alternative for tattooing registered sheep. All animals moved off farm must be tagged with the RFID portion of the set. Learn more about CSIP.
Canada Gold Beef Ltd, owners of the Innisfail Alberta based SunGold Specialty Meats Ltd. (SunGold) and the Canada Gold Lamb Lot near Iron Springs Alberta, wish to announce the merger of their lamb operations with that of Fresh Canada Meats Ltd, the majority shareholder of Manitoba based Canada Sheep and Lamb Farms Ltd. Fresh Canada Meats is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Integrated Foods Ltd, an integrated lamb producer and processor in New Zealand.
AgGrowth Coalition Applauds Ministers for proceeding with work on National Business Risk Management Suite of programs
Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition and our members thank Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers for their continued commitment to improving national Business Risk Management (BRM) programs - in partnership with the agriculture sector.