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Canadian Sheep Federation


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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(closantel sodium) Oral Suspension for the treatment of Haemonchus contortus (Barber Pole worm) infection in sheep and lambs


GUELPH, ONTARIO: (February 1, 2016) - Elanco Canada, introduces FLUKIVER, an oral suspension for the treatment of Haemonchus contortus (Barber Pole worm) infection in sheep and lambs. This is a prescription product available only through veterinarians. Canadian labelled product is anticipated to arrive late spring of 2016 and at that time veterinarians will be notified of its availability.

At this time a small stock of Flukiver continues to be available through the Emergency Drug Release (EDR) approval program managed by the Veterinary Drugs Directorate – Health Canada.

For technical Information regarding Flukiver please contact Nancy Perlich at or directly by phone at +1 403-360-2658. For assistance with the EDR process please contact Nicole Pinto at or directly by phone at +1 519-341-7002.


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Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) remains in place for sheep and lamb
For Immediate Release

December 18, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – In a joint press held earlier today, Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Agriculture) and Minister Chrystia Freeland (International Trade) announced that an omnibus appropriations bill that includes language to repeal U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork has cleared both the U.S. House and Senate, and was sent to President Barack Obama to be signed. But the bill will not see the repeal of COOL for sheep and lamb products. President Obama has now signed the bill.

Both Ministers MacAulay and Freeland claimed this recent development a ‘victory’ for Canadian agriculture. But Canada’s sheep industry is exceptionally disappointed in the federal governments elation over what is merely a selective repeal of legislation that will continue to contravene Canada’s free trade agreements.

Prior to BSE and COOL, the economic value of sheep and lamb exports exceeded $18million annually. In 2014, Canada exported sheep and lamb export revenues were less than $500,000. As a result of COOL, the Canadian sheep industry estimates it has lost between $223 million and $305 million in sheep and lamb exports.

“The federal government’s position from the beginning of COOL discussions should have been in defense of all Canadian agriculture, and not just a select few” said Phil Kolodychuk, Chairman of the Canadian Sheep Federation

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