Welcome to The BC Sheep Federation
Are you are involved in the sheep and wool industry in British Columbia? If so learn more about our Federation right here on our NEW WEBSITE!
- Find local sheep organizations in your area.
- Check out membership in the BC Sheep Federation.
- Keep up on news that affects the sheep industry and connect with sheep-related events in your region.
If you would like to reach us directly, contact us. We are a proud member of the Canadian Sheep Federation, the BC Abattoir Association and FARM Community Council (member of BC Agriculture Council).
Looking for Volunteer Flocks
The University of Calgary sheep parasite and anthelmintic resistance survey has been funded
In the summer of 2014, Drs. Michel Levy and John Gilleard and DVM student Lana Swain, from University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, undertook a survey of twenty farms to assess the level of parasites present. They also conducted more detailed investigation of anthelmintic resistance on four farms. The results of this work, which were published in the January issue of the Alberta N’ewesletter, suggested that many Alberta sheep flocks have high parasite burdens and that ivermectin and fenbendazole/albendazole resistant parasites may be more common than previously thought in the province.
ALMA has approved funding for a more comprehensive research project. It will run over three years and will look at sheep parasites in all four western provinces. The researchers have been contacting producers who participated last year. They are also looking for more flocks in Alberta as well as flocks in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and ManitobaThis year the project will continue to look at parasite burden and at the efficacy of treatment at the flock level. Molecular techniques for identification of parasites will be developed. Detection of parasite resistance to dewormers and its evolution will be monitored over several years.
If you have more than 60 ewes and would like to take part in this research project this year, please contact Dr. Michel Levy or Dr. John Gilleard at the University of Calgary – right now!! Thank you for your help. Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some great videos about preparing for lambing. Good info for new sheep farmers and good reminders for the more experienced.
BC Sheep Federation
- The N'ewes (available to members)
AgriDigest newsletter now available here
Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep click here
Nutrition Guide for BC Sheep Producers click here
The Canadian Sheep Federation's
Wild Predator Loss Prevention Best Management Practices for Sheep click here