Industry News & Events

CSF Sheep Industry Demographics Survey

The Canadian Sheep Federation have launched an economic impact study to help demonstrate the true value of the Canadian sheep industry.

Please take a few moments to complete the anonymous Sheep Industry Demographics Survey.

 

Atlantic Purebred Sheep Sale

The Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia is excited to announce they will be holding a virtual Atlantic Purebred Sheep Sale on September 18, 2021.

Stay tuned for more info on the PSBANS website in the coming weeks!

The Campaign for Wool – Townhall Meeting

The Campaign for Wool has published its strategic plan for the revival of the Canadian Wool Industry: The Wool Plan 2021-26.
There will be a Town Hall discussion on June 23 at 1:00 PM to learn more about the plan and engage with the Campaign for Wool team. Please RSVP to charder@uoguelph.ca if interested in attending.

Nova Scotia Summer Job Postings – Extended

Below are two summer job opportunities in East Mountain, NS for those aged 15-30 years old. These both have closing dates of June 18, 2021:

Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia / Northumberlamb Summer Job Posting

Agri-Commodity Management Association Summer Job Posting

 

Trucking Livestock With Border Restrictions

Please ensure you check with the appropriate province’s public health measures for trucking livestock during border restrictions:
PEI Public Health: 902-368-5025, publicsafety@gov.pe.ca

A PRA for Canada’s Sheep Industry – Webinar

The Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) is hosting a webinar on May 20 @ 7PM EST: A PRA for Canada’s Sheep Industry.

ACMA Summer Job Posting

The Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA) is a not-for-profit organization which provides efficient and effective administrative and professional support to the agricultural community in Atlantic Canada.  ACMA provides administrative services to nine agricultural commodity organizations as well as administers programs directly to farmers across Atlantic Canada.

At ACMA we work very closely with other industry organizations to provide administrative and advisory services as well as deliver programs directly to farmers across Atlantic Canada.  We are currently seeking a summer student to work with our team to conduct research related to industry demographics and activities related to communications like website and social media updates as well as audio and video recording and editing.  From time to time, other administrative tasks may be required.

This Canada Summer Jobs position will be 28 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks.

Full Job Posting – Closing May 21, 2021

SPANS Summer Job Posting

The Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia promote and assist in the sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s sheep industry in the best interest of the members and, ultimately, all Nova Scotians.  In addition to its own initiatives, SPANS works co-operatively with industry stakeholders to advance the sheep and related industries in Nova Scotia.

Established in 1982, the Northumberland Lamb Marketing Co-op Ltd is a producer owned and operated marketing co-operative.  With a focus on quality, Northumberlamb sells some of the most sought-after lamb by some of the best chefs and restaurants throughout Nova Scotia.

As a summer student, you will work jointly with SPANS and Northumberlamb to conduct research related to industry demographics, marketing decision making processes as well as existing and new marketing opportunities.  This position may also include preparation of standardized documents and organizing meetings and events.  From time to time, other administrative tasks may be required.

This Canada Summer Jobs position will be 35 hours per week for a period of 8 weeks.

Full Job Posting – Closing May 21, 2021

Sheep Industry Conference

Please stay tuned for additional details to be announced shortly!

Ram Evaluation Program Coffee Break Discussion

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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