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 and the BC Abattoir Association.
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
British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative 2018
B.C. Ranchers and Farmers can now apply for the 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative. Details on the types of assistance that is available and instructions on the application process can be found on our webpage: 2018 Canada-BC Wildfire Recovery Initiative
The aim of the initiative is to assist agricultural producers with compensation for extraordinary expenses necessary for recovery, enabling farms and ranches to return to production as quickly as possible.
Areas of assistance will include contributions towards:
· Extraordinary expenses related to ensuring animal health and safety;
· Feed, shelter and transportations costs;
· Contributions towards the re-establishment of tame perennial forage, damaged by the fires.
Farmers and Ranchers are encouraged to contact the Business Risk Management Branch for further details. Dedicated personnel is in place to assist producers with the application process, as well as verifying damages, losses and the arrangements for payments.
***Wildfire Information ***
2017 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative
Please view the agri-recovery information on the BC Cattleman's Association website for further details: http://www.cattlemen.bc.ca/
2017 CFIA Audit
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is currently doing on-farm spot audits to check if producers are using their CSIP sheep tags properly (the yellow tags).
The Livestock Protection Program (LPP)
toll free: 1.844.852.5788
Effective January 1, 2016, the Livestock Protection Program will provide verification and mitigation of wolf and coyote attacks on cattle, dairy cows and sheep in B.C. All other predation issues will continue to be handled by the Conservation Officer Service.
* Note: An information package is being sent out to all BCSF Members as well.