Alberta Veterinarian Honoured for Dedicating Entire Career to Canadian Livestock Industry

Written by Alberta Lamb Producers Thursday, July 12, 2018

Alberta Veterinarian Honoured for Dedicating Entire Career to Canadian Livestock Industry

Press release:  Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, July 6, 2018 

 

Vancouver, B.C. – Dr. Kathleen Parker was awarded the 2018 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Merck Veterinary Award for dedicating her entire career to contributing to the Canadian livestock industry, including poultry, swine, beef, and more recently, small ruminants.
 
After graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1981, Dr. Parker established a mixed animal practice in central Alberta. The large animal ambulatory service has evolved into a comprehensive mixed animal practice today at a clinic in Three Hills, Alta. where she also runs a purebred Suffolk Sheep Farm with her husband.
 
Her dedication and passion for the improvement of animal health has been demonstrated through her lifetime commitment to her own practice, as well the various positions she has held within small ruminant organizations and her involvement with industry events.
 
Dr. Parker remains a valued keynote speaker at symposiums, workshops, and conferences across Canada. She strives to encompass the overall scope of the animal health industry by empowering producers, students, and clients to learn and understand the purpose and benefit of livestock welfare. She is a veterinarian that teaches those around her because it is her belief that knowledge is power.
 
“She has devoted countless hours to producer meetings, continuing education events for producers and veterinarians alike, and has sat on numerous boards and advisory committees,” says Dr. Leisa Floreani, veterinarian at the Fairview Veterinary Clinic Ltd. “Furthermore, she has also mentored dozens of veterinary students from both the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. The value of her tireless efforts towards developing young veterinarians cannot be overstated.”
 
One of her biggest contributions to the health of small ruminants in western Canada was securing the funding and authors to develop the various modules that make up the Flock Health Manuals available through the Alberta Lamb Producers website (http://ablamb.ca/index.php/resources/flock-health-management/sheep-health-resources).
 
The Merck Veterinary Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, is presented to a veterinarian whose work in large animal practice, clinical research, or basic sciences is judged to have contributed significantly to the advancement of large animal medicine and surgery, including herd health management.

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. Each year, CVMA proudly recognizes individuals and groups for their outstanding contribution to veterinary medicine. Visit canadianveterinarians.net to learn more about CVMA.


Congratulations to Dr. Parker from Alberta Lamb Producers on receiving this prestigious award!

 


Holstein Agro Expo 2018

Written by CCWG Friday, July 6, 2018

Holstein Agro Expo 

Sheep Shearing Competition July 6-7, 2018

www.holsteinagroexpo.com

7th Annual Eastern Canadian Sheep Shearing Competition

7th Annual Eastern Canadian Sheep Shearing Competition

Left to right:
Don Metheral, Don Lewis, Jerry Kelleher, Sam Sloan, John Kuepfer

 

Posted in Shearing News

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 

 

 


Upper Canada Fibreshed

Written by Upper Canada Fibreshed Monday, May 28, 2018

Upper  Canada Fibreshed - Save the Date!

This August, the Upper Canada Fibreshed are hosting a day long event bringing together farmers, textile artists, processors, industry representatives and supportive citizens to chart a new path in the local Ontario grow & sewn textile movement.

We will be sending out more information and event registration details soon, so mark your calender's and look to hear more from us soon! 

uppercanadafibreshed@gmail.com

Upper Canada Fibreshed - safe the date

 


FULL-TIME POSITION for WOOL OPERATIONS

Written by CCWG Friday, May 11, 2018

FULL-TIME POSITION for WOOL OPERATIONS

  • Forklift Licence (Counter Balance) & Propane Certification an asset
  • Physical Labour & Lifting Involved
  • Monday to Friday (40 Hours)
  • Benefit Package & Pension Plan Available

Fax resume to 613-257-8896 or drop resume off to the OFFICE of:

CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE WOOL GROWERS LIMITED
142 Franktown Rd, Carleton Place, ON

or email your resume to ccwghq@wool.ca  
No Phone Calls Please!

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