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.
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|New Markets Open for Canadian Sheep Products in MexicoOctober 31, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) is pleased to announce that, thanks to the efforts of the Market Access Secretariat (MAS), Canadian sheep and goat meat, offal and viscera from animals without any age restriction can now be shipped to Mexico. Prior to today’s announcement, there were restrictions on these products that limited Canada’s ability to export mutton to that country. |
Early in 2014, the Canadian Sheep Federation filed a request with MAS to negotiate a new export certificate with Mexico that would allow the export of a wider range of Canadian sheep products to that country. MAS is industry’s contact with the Federal Market Access Team, a portfolio which includes Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) that takes a collaborative approach to advance interests for Canadian agriculture abroad. The CSF worked with MAS by providing supporting statistics to the negotiations and prioritizing the market’s importance to the Canadian sheep industry. Today’s announcement exemplifies how successful collaboration between industry and government can create new international market opportunities.
“We are pleased with the announcement,” says Phil Kolodychuk, Chairman of the Canadian Sheep Federation, “this opportunity increases the value of mature sheep and lends to increased profitability for Canadian sheep producers”. In 2013, th
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