Canadian Sheep Federation Town Hall

Canadian Sheep Federation Town Hall

Canadian Sheep Federation Town Hall

The Canadian Sheep Federation hosted its town hall for Manitoba yesterday evening.  Please note, for those who missed it, there are other opportunities to tune in.  Please see the schedule below.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently released proposed updated traceability regulations and we are currently within the 90 day consultation period.  The CSF wants to host the town hall to present the proposed changes with you and share how you may comment.  Once commenting is closed there will be no future opportunity to comment past June 16, 2023.  CSF will be hosting another town hall in May for those who cannot attend this one.

Date Time ET Local Time Province/Area
April 10 9pm 7pm Saskatchewan
April 13 4pm 5pm/5:30pm Maritimes
April 14 5pm 2pm British Columbia
April 17 4pm 2pm Alberta
April 18 8pm 7pm Manitoba
April 24 7pm 7pm Ontario
April 26 9pm 7pm Saskatchewan
April 27 3pm 2pm Manitoba
May 1 1pm 2pm/2:30pm Maritimes
May 3 9pm 6pm British Columbia
May 6 11am General Session
May 10 9pm 7pm Alberta
May 11 4pm 2pm Saskatchewan
May 16 6pm 7pm/7:30pm Maritimes
May 18 9pm 6pm British Columbia
May 23 2pm 2pm Ontario
May 24 8pm 7pm Manitoba
May 29 9pm 7pm Alberta
May 31 9pm 7pm Saskatchewan
June 3 11am General Sessio

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4-H & OLYPC Meeting Recording

For the Up and Coming Sheep Producer…

A meeting took place on April 12th, 2023 – to access a mtg recording, click here.

We invite anyone interested in sheep 4-H to join Manitoba Sheep Association and Shannon Carvey, Executive Director of Manitoba 4-H council, to talk about growing the 4-H sheep program in Manitoba. If you are an existing 4-H members or leader, are interested in becoming part of the 4-H sheep community or starting new a 4H sheep club in your area, please join us.

Following the 4-H presentation at 8pm we will have a presentation from Matthew Francisco, Chair of Ontario Youth Lamb Producers (ages 18-35).

Ontario Youth Lamb Producers was formed in 2021. Originally as a sub group to the Ontario Lamb Producers caucus. The chair of OLPC (Fred Baker) presented the idea at GBFW sheep day. After a month went by I heard no developments about a group’s formation. So I reached out to Fred and he tasked me with getting the group going and from there. I have been chair of OYLP for 3 years. Currently OYLP has 32 members ranging in age from 18-35. We have put together a board of directors composed of 7 directors including myself. We all take turns as a board to plan meetings this way we cover a larger variety of topics within the sheep industry. All our meetings are held over zoom currently. Zoom has been an asset to our group allowing us to bring in international speakers and reach young folks who wish to join from anywhere in Canada.  We try to plan 1 meeting a month however spring-fall we like to meet by monthly at the very least.

As of this year we are welcoming young producers from every province In Canada. Members in Ontario feel that there has been tremendous value in networking, education and friendship building that now is a great time to reach out nationally. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about with OYLP has to offer to reach out to Matt at  226-820-1192

Canadian Sheep Federation Town Hall

Proposed amendments to livestock traceability regulations webinar

Please note the dates for the CFIA’s sheep producer webinars below:

Attached here is copy of the sheep-specific guidance document provided by the CFIA for the consultation.  The document narrows down the regulation to requirements for sheep producers.

Market Lamb Show Results

Market Lamb Show Results

The MB Sheep Association held its first annual Jackpot Market Lamb Show in conjunction with Ag Ex  on October 28 & 29 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB.

Here are the results:

Grand Aggregate Champion – Lot 22, John Lewis

Reserve Champion – Lot 42, Jo Walker

1st place overall (judging) – Lot 22, John Lewis

Fan Favourite – Lot 36, Daniel Goodsman

Highest Scoring Lamb Determined by Ultrasound – Lot 22, John  Lewis

Other finishers:

2nd highest scoring lamb determined by ultrasound – Lot 1, Toby Wessing

2nd highest fan favourite – Lot 22, John Lewis

50/50 Winner – Joel Lewis

Additional statistics and photos will be posted ASAP.  Thank you to all who participated and all our sponsors!