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If you have any questions, ideas or additions for the Scrapie program up to now or for the coming future please contact the Scrapie program co—ordinator. The Scrapie committee meets annually or upon any specific requests.

June 2007 Scrapie Canada Update

Producers and industry representatives nationwide can now contact Scrapie Canada toll-free at 1-866-534-1302. If you are making a local call (local to Guelph, Ontario), please call 519-766-9761.

Since the border opened for sheep and goat imports in April 2007, Scrapie Canada has seen a major increase in interest in the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program (SFCP). This is no surprise seeing as any producer who wishes to bring breeding females into Canada from the US, must be registered on the program. The same goes for the US counterpart. Any US producer exporting livestock into Canada must also be enrolled in the US Flock Certification Program. Until the proposed requirements for the US Flock Certification Program are in place, Canada will only recognize US producers to be at Level E, or entry level. Therefore, any Canadian producer importing breeding females from the US will revert back to Level E until the US requirements are implemented (tentatively by the end of June 2007). For the import of males, there will be no scrapie related requirements.

The SFCP has 50 subsidized positions for sheep producers and 10 for goat producers. To date, there are 25 enrolled sheep producers and 10 enrolled goat producers on the program. Meaning there are 25 subsidized spots left for sheep and 0 for goats. From this point forward, any goat producers who now wish to enroll on the program will be charged an enrollment fee of $150/year.

For more information on the Voluntary Scrapie Flock Certification Program, call 1-866-534-1302 (or local to Guelph, Ontario 519-766-9761). You can also find out information on Scrapie Canada’s website at: http://www.scrapiecanada.ca/certification.html

As a reminder, the National Genotyping Survey is being run until March 31, 2008. This program offers purebred producers an opportunity to receive financial compensation for any genotype test completed until the end of March 2008. Canada’s National Genotyping Survey is one of the most extensive sheep genetic programs in the world. As of June 2007, the survey had completed approximately 5,000 genotype tests on purebred animals across the country.

For more information regarding both scrapie programs being run out of Scrapie Canada, please contact Courtney Denard at 1-866-534-1302 (Local: 519-372-9030) or by e-mail at admin@scrapiecanada.ca.

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CFIA LOCATIONS

CFIA NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0Y9
PHONE: (613) 225-2342 / 1-800-442-2342
Fax: (613) 228-6601

 

ATLANTIC HEADQUARTERS

1081 Main St, PO Box 6088
Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 8R2
PHONE: (506) 851-7400
Fax: Fax: (506) 851-2689

 

ONTARIO HEADQUARTERS

174 Stone Rd W
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4S9
PHONE: (519) 837-9400
Fax: (519) 837-9766

 

QUEBEC HEADQUARTERS

Room 746-C - 2001 University St,
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3N2
PHONE: (514) 283-8888
Fax: (514) 283-3143

 

WESTERN HEADQUARTERS

Room 654 - 220 4th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4X3
PHONE: (403) 292-4301
Fax: (403) 292-5707

 

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