Canadian Sheep Federation News
New Food Safe Farm Practices Online Training Modules Launched
February 12, 2012 – Guelph, Ontario – 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. Read more...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2011 (Guelph, ON) – The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce that Jennifer MacTavish has resumed her position as Executive Director with the Federation as of September 6, 2011.
Barb Caswell held the position of Interim Executive Director during MacTavish's ten-month maternity leave. During her time as Interim Executive Director, Barb was responsible the day-to-day operations of the Federation and keeping key industry initiatives moving forward, such as Animal Identification and Traceability, Biosecurity, Scrapie and Revisions to the Codes of Practice. The Federation is as committed as ever to ensuring the growth and sustainability of one of Canada's highest potential agri-food sectors. MacTavish will once again be working closely with industry and government stakeholders to chart and implement further evolution of the industry, in order to maximize opportunities for the future.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Barb for her hard work and dedication over the past ten months. With Barb back in her role as National Coordinator On-Farm Food Safety, and Jennifer in place once again as Executive Director, we are back to the full complement of expertise on our national team to better support our industry moving forward." stated Andrew Gordanier, Chairman of the CSF.
The Canadian Sheep Federation is a national, non-profit organization that represents all Canadian sheep producers. Its mission is further the viability, expansion and prosperity of the Canadian sheep and wool industry.
For more information contact the Canadian Sheep Federation at 1-888-684-7739 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Key milestones for mandatory RFID tags
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* Starting Oct 1, 2011 Ketchum Kurl lock and Allflex dangle tags will no longer be available for sale from the manufacturers as Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) tags.
* Retailers will have until October 1, 2011 to sell any remaining stocks.
* All animals born or tagged after the January 1, 2012 must be tagged with approved CSIP RFID tags.
* Approved CSIP RFID tags include the Shearwell Data Ltd SET tag, and the Allflex RFID Button Tag.
* After December 31, 2012 the Ketchum Kurl lock #3 and the Allflex dangle tags will be officially removed from the list of approved tags for the CSIP and will no longer be accepted at sales, abattoirs or by CFIA as official CSIP tags for shipping, transfer or sale of sheep in Canada.
For more information, please go to www.cansheep.ca