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April 2012

Support for the CFIA’s Scrapie eradication measures

April 3, 2012, Guelph: Scrapie eradication is essential to the long-term sustainability of the Canadian sheep industry and as such, the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) supports the Canadian Food Inspection Agency`s (CFIA) scrapie eradication measures.

A flock of 41 Shropshire sheep were removed from a farm that is currently under a CFIA quarantine order. The sheep were allegedly taken from the barn sometime during the evening of April 1 by an organisation identifying itself as the Farmers’ Peace Corps.

“Scrapie investigations truly are regrettable, emotionally charged scenarios that impact both the producer and the industry, however, sheep disappearing in the middle of the night is making an already difficult situation even worse” said Andrew Gordanier, Chairman of the Canadian Sheep Federation. Gordanier went onto say that “Scrapie needs to be controlled to protect the remainder of the domestic sheep population.”

Not only is scrapie eradication important to the industry, the perception of pro-action is essential to industry sustainability. Recognition of Canadian efforts to minimize the risk of scrapie can help build a robust trade based industry where international trade is essential to the vibrancy and long-term sustainability of the Canadian livestock industries. Canada’s scrapie status impacts both the ability to import valuable genetics and the ability to access larger export markets.

“A positive case of scrapie is a devastating event for any producer involved, regardless of the nature of their operation” said Jennifer MacTavish, Executive Director of the Canadian Sheep Federation, who went on to say that “Any situation where a positive case of scrapie is identified certainly speaks volumes to the need for moving towards scrapie eradication in Canada.”

The Canadian Sheep Federation is a national, non-profit organization that represents all Canadian sheep producers. Its mission is to further the viability, expansion and prosperity of the Canadian sheep and wool industry.

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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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