We express our sincere condolences to the Ayre family.

Written by CCWG Wednesday, April 11, 2018

William Arthur Lloyd Ayre

On behalf of everyone at CCWG we express our sincere condolences to the Ayre family. Lloyd was our highly respected Past President and served on our Board of Directors for many years. He was a strong leader and proud supporter of our organization, his advice and guidance contributed greatly to the success of our company. We have many fond memories, he was a wonderful friend and will be dearly missed.

Au nom de tous les membres du CCWG, nous exprimons nos sincères condoléances à la famille Ayre. Lloyd était un de nos président très respecté et a siégé à notre conseil d'administration pendant de nombreuses années. Il était un leader fort et un partisan de notre...

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Stitch in Time at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Written by ON District 10 Wednesday, March 28, 2018


event to be held in July 7-8th at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum - 1645 County Road 30, Dunvegan, ON

EXHIBITS of antique and contemporary quilts, hooked rugs, weaving and other fibre arts
VENDORS offering an array of fibre art and quilting supplies
FLEECE COMPETITION and AUCTION featuring top quality fleeces from the region’s leading farms

For more information, visit: www.GlengarryPioneerMusem.ca

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OMAFRA Small Ruminant Research Forum

Written by OMAFRA Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The purpose of the 2018 Small Ruminant Research Forum is to provide the opportunity for researchers, industry representatives, other stakeholders, and government specialist to connect and share information and ideas pertaining to the research, trends, and needs of the small ruminant livestock sectors in Ontario.

If you are interested in sharing, collaborating, networking, or learning about research in the small ruminant sectors in Ontario  register today!   Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up early!  

To register: [email protected] or call 1-877-424-1300 (Ontario only).
Registration deadline is May 01, 2018.

The 54th Seminar 2018: A Spinning Odyssey

Written by Ontario Handspinners Thursday, March 8, 2018

The 54th Seminar 2018: A Spinning Odyssey

od·ys·sey  n. an eventful journey filled with adventure

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar is Ontario's annual three day gathering for spinners. Founded in 1964, the Seminar provides a location for spinners of all levels of experience to meet, take workshops, share their work, learn new techniques, shop and be inspired by each other.  The Seminar moves around the Province to allow easy access for all.  Each year the organizing committee selects a theme for the event and all workshops and activities focus on this main idea.  Most importantly, the Ontario Handspinning Seminar brings together our community of spinners for a weekend of creativity and collaboration.​

​The Seminar travels west to the city of London and returns to Western University (UWO), June 8 to 10, 2018. Join us as we explore our love of spinning and look back to our roots of using academic spaces for a weekend of learning, sharing and fun.  The organizing committee has published our annual Spring Newsletter - continue on the website to see all of the exciting details that await us in...

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AG Expo Trade Show

Written by CCWG Friday, March 2, 2018

CCWG Livestock Supplies display - Lethbridge, AB 
AG Expo Trade Show 

Feb 28th to March 2nd

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What to expect from future traceability regulations

Written by CSF Friday, March 2, 2018

What to expect from future traceability regulations

The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) has engaged with the CFIA through two rounds of national consultations in 2013 and 2015 on proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations dealing with livestock identification and traceability. Through the Regulatory Implementation Committee, national industry associations including the CSF, provinces and the federal government are preparing the implementation of the proposed regulations in order to ensure compliance with the new proposed requirements and message consistency.  What follows provides insight into what's to be expected from amended traceability regulations.  Proposed regulations are expected to be published in Part I of the Canada Gazette in the spring or fall 2018, providing greater detail about specific requirements.  There will be a 75 day comment period following publication in Part I of Canada Gazette, and the CSF will continue to advocate for the interests of Canadian sheep farmers and ranchers as regulations are finalized.

Objectives, Goals, Current Gaps

1. The objective of the livestock traceability system is to...