SPANS

Order of the Medical Officer of Health – Transportation

Please see the below Order by the Medical Officer of Health in relation to transportation of livestock during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was updated March 23, 2020.

Order by the Medical Officer of Health

NSFA COVID-19 Resources

NSFA Resources on COVID-19, including documents circulated to members, government resources and additional resources.

CAHRC Information and Tips on COVID-19

Information and Tips on COVID-19 Link

Northumberlamb Changes Due to COVID-19

Covid-19 Changes at Northumberlamb

CFA Survey

The CFA is doing a series of surveys each week to monitor how COVID-19 is impacting farmers. The following is a link to the farm level survey that farmers are being asked to fill out if they have a chance: Survey Link

AAFC Information for Industry

AAFC Information For Industry

SPANS COVID-19 Update

Here at the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia we are following the COVID-19 situation very closely and following all public health recommendations related to meetings and other gatherings.  As of now, we are currently working to sort out cancelling or rescheduling all planned workshops and meetings up until April 3, 2020, where possible we will be holding meetings via electronic means such as conference call or video conference.  We will update you as we determine alternative arrangements for these events.  To help protect yourself and other, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.  For additional farm specific resources, please visit the Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council.

In an effort to continue to provide service to our members and clients we will continue to maintain regular office hours until further notice.  However, we do ask that you only visit the office if required.

If we are required to close the office for public health reasons, we can assure that we have the ability to work remotely and will do our best to maintain our high level of service.

We are working very closely with our related organizations at ACMA as well as the Canadian Sheep Federation to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in the Province, region and nationally.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Producer Transportation Regulations Workshops

Canadian Sheep Identification Program Fees Increasing

Please see the below release issued from the Canadian Sheep Federation February 3, 2020 in relation to the increase of sheep tags.

CSF Release: Canadian Sheep Identification Program Fees Increasing Today

Steve Kenyon Presentation in Truro

Please note: while this presentation is put on by the NSCP, much of the content will also be relatable to sheep and grazing management

Contact SPANS

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2
Phone: 902-893-7455
Fax: 902-893-7063
novascotiasheep@gmail.com

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