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Canadian Sheep Code of Practice Draft Open for Public Comment

Canadian Sheep Code of Practice Draft Open for Public Comment

By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com

In a joint statement the Canadian Sheep Federation (CFS) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) announced the public comment period on the draft for the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep.

The draft has been two-year process led by 17 person committee.  Industry stakeholders are asked to provide feedback on the code – input will be taken into consideration for the final code. The comment period will be open until Sept. 6th, 2013.

“This public comment period will allow us to ensure we are on the right track in providing sheep owners with the information they need to meet the needs of their animals. All feedback received through the public comment period will be considered by the committee as they finalize the new Code,” said John Hemsted, sheep producer from Ontario and Chair of the Code Development Committee.

More information about the code can be found on NFACC’s website.
 


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