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The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) and the Canadian sheep industry at large are facing an exciting time in the evolution of the sheep value chain. Huge opportunities exist today to grow markets, increase value for all stakeholders, and secure the prosperity of the industry for the future.

CSF plays a central role in coordinating efforts to make this happen, including resources like this website that are intended to help existing lamb producers and new entrants find the information and contacts they need to grow and prosper. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact the CSF office.

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Part 2 review of Food Safe Farm Practices Program completed
For Immediate Release

Ottawa, ON (February 28, 2017) - The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce that it has completed technical review Part 2 of its Food Safe Farm Practices Program under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Food Safety Recognition Program. This CFIA-led management system review examined the CSF’s Food Safe Farm Practices Program and found that it meets Government Requirements for a Management Manual of a National Food Safety Program, supporting the production of safe food at the farm level.

“We’re pleased with the outcome of the management system’s technical review” says Phil Kolodychuk, CSF Chairman “and appreciate the CFIA’s recognition of our ability to deliver this program to Canadian sheep farmers and ranchers. We would also like to thank Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for partnering with us, providing project funding through Growing Forward 2.”

The Food Safety Recognition Program has been developed as a framework for industry groups to develop quality assurance programs for producers within their sector. A recognized quality assurance program is a positive step in helping to build consumer trust in Canadian lamb products in both domestic and international markets. 

CSF Executive Director Corlena Patterson and National On-Farm Food Safety Coordinator Kristy House met with Martin Appelt (Director, Program Contr
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CSF introduces new CVS Program
The Canadian Sheep Federation is pleased to introduce the new Canadian Verified Sheep Program.

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