Sheep Associations News

First Global Sheep Conference in Saskatoon, SK

Written by CCWG Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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The Canadian Sheep Federation was honoured to host a select group of senior industry executives.

The first Global Sheep Conference took place July 18th through 20th in Saskatoon. 

The goal of this inaugural event was to share common experiences, challenges and opportunities the sheep industry faces, look for areas for future global collaboration and bring the Canadian sheep industry into the spotlight. The meeting far exceeded those expectations!

2019 Global Sheep Conference
Among those in attendance were Rob Williams, International Business Manager with Meat and Livestock Australia; Andrew Morrison, Chairman, and Jason Frost, North American Trade and Relationship Manager from beef + lamb New Zealand;  Pat and Ann Vorster, Principles at Morriston Merino Stud (South Africa); Phil Stocker, Senior Executive of the National Sheep Association (UK); Dale Thorne, Chairman of the American Lamb Board; Roberto Cardellino, Principal at Delta Animal Production Consultants and co-author of the IWTO’s wool production reports, as well as a number of invited Canadian industry executives.
 
Delegates spent Friday sharing experiences and identified a number of areas for future collaboration including inspiring global consumption and supply, elevating the profile of sheep farmers and sheep products around the world, and inspiring the future generation of strong leaders, among others. Videos of the day’s presentations will be available shortly through various CSF platforms.  On Saturday, the delegation attended the 2019 All Canada Classic and Grasslands Exhibition in Humboldt, meeting with producers and getting a look at what our industry has to offer. They were greeted with the warmth and professionalism needed to take the Canadian industry to the global stage.   
 
 

Ontario Sheep Farmers 2019 Photo Contest

Written by CCWG Friday, April 12, 2019

2019 Ontario Sheep Farmers Photo Contest 

Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Ontario Sheep photo contest. Contest is open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of Ontario Sheep Farmers to be eligilbe to enter. Deadline for entries is Sept 13, 2019.

If you've got an eye for capturing great moments in a photo this contest is for you.

They are looking for photos of your flocks, activities around your sheep farm and you, the Ontario sheep farmer. 

Categories:

  • Flock Shots - a min of 20 sheep
  • Around the sheep farm - farm landscapes, barns, pastures, sheering
  • Sheep Farmers -  farmers at work, family
  • All about wool - working with wool

Click on poster for more details or email Ontario Sheep Farmers: admin@ontariosheep.org 

2019 Ontario Sheep Farmers photo contest

 

 


Allan Ribbink elected Canadian Sheep Federation Chairman of the Board

Written by CSF Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Allan Ribbink elected Canadian Sheep Federation Chairman of the Board

December 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce the election of Allan Ribbink as Chairman of the Board at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Allan Ribbink, along with his wife Marlene and their son Cody operate a sheep and cash crop farm in Tiverton, Ontario. Their daughter Cailey works off the farm. The Ribbink’s have been involved in Canada’s sheep industry since 1979. “I look forward to working with the CSF Board and staff implementing the organization’s new strategic plan, focused on unifying the industry and helping improve results for the entire value chain” said Mr. Ribbink following the adjournment of the CSF’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The CSF Executive Committee has a number of newly elected members this year including Morgan Moore (MB) as Vice-Chair, Liezel Kennedy (SK) as Secretary and Sheri Schweb (BC) as Treasurer. The rest of the CSF Board of Directors consists of Jocelyn McGraw (NB), Joseph Leck (NS), Harry Elsinga (PEI), Wilson Reid (NL), Brian Greaves (CCWG) and Ted Skinner (CSBA).
The 2018 AGM took place in Calgary, following two days of Sheep Value Chain Round Table meetings. The Board also spent some time this year modernizing the organization’s strategic plan.

The Canadian Sheep Federation is a national, non-profit organization with a mission to represent the interests of the Canadian sheep industry, providing leadership aimed at furthering the sustainability, growth and prosperity of the sector.

For more information contact the Canadian Sheep Federation at 1-888-684-7739 or info@cansheep.ca.

Canadian Sheep Federation
PO Box 10
Williamsburg, ON K0C 2H0
info@cansheep.ca
1.888.684.7739


Wool Handling & Evaluation Course

Written by SPANS Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia are conducting a Wool Handling & Evaluation Course to all who are interested!

wool handling & evaluation course in NS

Date: July 4th - 6th

Location: NSPE Complex, Bible Hill, NS

Instructor: Lisa Surber

A practical, hands-on course aimed at providing education on improving the qulaity of the flock's wool clip.
Learn good fleece handling & preparation techniques, from the sheep to the sack.
"Improved Quality = Increased Returns"
Learn to assess wool for different end-users, such as in the fibre arts and crafts. 

Register: before June 22

Contact: Ashley at SPANS 902-895-0581 novascotiasheep@gmail.com 

 

 

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