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CSF Resources

Canadian Sheep Federation related information and updates on COVID-19 can best be found on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/cansheep.ca/

Extension Deadline for Feed Renewal Applications

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is extending the deadline for livestock feed renewal applications until May 31, 2020, for registrations set to expire on March 31, 2020.

Please read the Notice to Industry for more information

East Coast Ag Has Plenty of Room For More

Country Guide
By: Ralph Pearce
March 31, 2020

The agri-food industry has been losing farmers for decades, yet that doesn’t distract most producers from doing the job they do, in spite of what federal Census of Agriculture numbers indicate. The fact is agriculture continues to drive excellence in quality, in volume and in encouraging investment in infrastructure and technology, even if the number of farms and the total acres farmed have dropped since 1996.

It’s true across the country. No province saw an increase in either category between 1996 and 2016, yet agriculture is one of the country’s most important economic industries, with expansion in the use of farm products and increasing demand in human resources. Processors and manufacturers are finding more ways to use what’s being grown in Can­ada, regardless of declining numbers.

That is particularly true for farming in the Atlantic provinces. Farm acres in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland account for an admittedly small area — a combined 2,397,200 acres (see Table 1 below), according to the 2016 census — but don’t tell producers in the region that their farms don’t make a difference. In terms of self-sufficiency and interest by industry stakeholders, agriculture in the four provinces has never been more important, or more recognized.

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Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments

CFIA – Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments on Prevention and Response to Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Plant Employees

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

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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