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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|ACC to Administer National Sheep and Lambs Advance Payments ProgramGUELPH, ON (March 25, 2015) - Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) is pleased to announce that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has approved ACC’s request to administer the Advance Payments Program (APP) for sheep and lamb producers across Canada.|
“ACC has been administering this program for Ontario sheep and lamb producers for several years and looks forward to working with producers nationally to deliver this very beneficial financial program. Producers are eligible to receive up to $400,000, with the first $100,000 being interest-free and amounts over $100,000 at prime (currently 2.85 %),” stated Jaye Atkins, CEO of ACC.
Applications are being received now for the program start date of April 1st, 2015. Producers can complete applications over the phone by calling ACC or through the traditional application process.
“Given the work we have done with ACC and their support for the sheep industry in Ontario, we have great confidence in their ability to administer the APP nationally,” said Jennifer MacTavish, General Manager of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency. ACC will also be working nationally in cooperation with the Canadian Lamb Producers Cooperative based in Saskatoon and Guelph. “A national lamb and sheep Advance Payments Program administered by ACC will give lamb producers the opportunity to expand their flocks to meet increased demand in both the domestic and export markets,” added Terry Ackerman, CEO of the Canadian Lamb Producers Cooperative.
|Our Mailing Address Has ChangedOur Mailing Address Has Changed|
The Canadian Sheep Federation has a new mailing address:
Canadian Sheep Federation
PO Box 10 Williamsburg PO
Our Website: www.cansheep.ca
Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us by phone, locally: 613-652-1824
long distance: 888-684-7739
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