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Board of Directors 2008-2009 

Executive Committee

Dwane Morvik, Chair
Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board
Phone: 306-295-3801

Dwane and his wife Jaime grow grass and graze sheep and cattle near Eastend, SK in the Frenchman River Valley. Their ranch, Jondaryan Station, named after an Australian town, has been in operation since 1984.

“The CSF’s greatest value is supporting sheep producers from different provinces as they work together towards common goals that better the whole industry,” he says. Dwane wants to accomplish a lot of things as Chair of the CSF, but one goal is the availability of a wider variety and economical source of pharmaceuticals for the sheep industry in Canada.

Dwane also serves on Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board representing southwest Saskatchewan and plays in country band.

Andrew Gordanier, Vice-Chair
Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
Phone: 519-925-6502

Andrew grew up on a cow-calf operation and ventured into sheep along with his parents in 2004. Their flock of 250 commercial Rideaus is growing; they also raise 30 purebred Ile de France sheep. Andrew lives in Shelburne, ON with his wife and two children (8 and 10) who keep them busy at the rink, where his son plays hockey and his daughter figure skates.

Andre Trepanier
Federation des producteurs d’Agneaux et moutons du Quebec
Phone/Fax: 450-293-6305

Beth Barczyk
Sheep Producers Association of New Brunswick
Phone: 506-536-1177
Fax: 506-364-1606

Beth farms with her husband Arnd and their children Mackenzie (20), Conrad (13), and Madison (11) in Sackville, NB. Barczyk Farm, an 11-year-old operation located 60 kilometres from Moncton, includes 450 ewes and 80 acres of wild blueberries.

2009 marks Beth’s fourth year as a Board Member representing New Brunswick, and her second year on the Executive Committee. She got involved with the CSF because she believes that a national organization gets its strength in numbers, and coming from a province with small sheep numbers, access to information is a huge benefit. According to Beth, the CSF’s greatest value is that it represents all sheep/lamb producers. “It is very easy to think of only ones self and to not realize the bigger picture,” she says. “The CSF has the ability, through its board, to hear many sides.” Beth hopes to influence industry unity during her time on the Board. “On a national level, as a small commodity, it is extremely important that we continue to act as one voice,” she says.

In addition to her role with the CSF, Beth is President of the New Brunswick Sheep Breeders Association, a member of the infrastructure task group advising New Brunswick’s Minister of Agriculture and the Chignecto Soils and Crop Association. Off the farm, she is involved with the Parent School Support Committee at a local high school and a volunteer at a middle school. Her kids also keep her busy with hockey, basketball and choir activities.

Board Members

Barbara Johnstone Grimmer
BC Sheep Federation
Phone: 250-629-3817
Fax: 250-629-6398

Barbara grew up on small farm, and now raises sheep and beef on her Fir Hill Farm. Along with her husband Glenn, the pair has been farming on Peder Island, BC for 12 years.

Barbara feels the CSF’s greatest strength is to unify the sheep sector, and provide a voice and representation. She hopes to work with other livestock groups (such as beef and swine) who are having a difficult time because of trade rules and because input prices and commodity prices are out of sync. “These groups are looking at a national label to help drive a premium product marketing plan,” she says. “Maybe we can work with them on a “home grown” cross-commodity marketing plan.”

Barbara also keeps busy leading 4-H clubs, helping her husband with his business, and writing farm articles for a community newspaper.

Phil Kolodychuk
Alberta Lamb Producers
Phone: 780-835-2112
Fax: 780-835-2181

Norine Moore
Alberta Lamb Producers
Phone: 403-549-2464
Fax: 403-549-2465

Norine grew up on a mixed grain and cattle operation near Edmonton. She’d been off the farm for 20 years when she started her own farming operation in 1994. She operates Second Chance Livestock Company with her husband in Stavely, AB – 75 miles straight south of Calgary. Together they run 300 ewes (registered Suffolks, Hampshires, North Country Cheviots, Columbias and Rambouillets), 100 purebred Black Angus cattle, 50 boarxnubian goats, and a few llamas and donkeys. We grow only grass and hay. 

Norine got involved with the CSF because she would like to make a difference. She believes the organization greatest value is speaking with a united voice for all provinces in addressing issues at the national level. “I would like to participate in moving the board forward to become a more cohesive working unit to represent all provinces, while remaining mindful of the capabilities and limitations of each provincial member,” she says.

Trent Larson
Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board
Phone: 306-726-2926

Trent and his wife Sandy raise Romanov/Dorset cross ewes in an accelerated lambing program using Texel and Canadian Arcott as terminal sires. The pair has been farming since 2002. Their operation – Valley Edge Ranch – is located in Southey, SK, which is a 30-minute drive north of Regina.

“The CSF’s greatest value is the knowledge and advancements that can be gained through communication and cooperation with farmers across the country,” he says. “The issue of greatest interest to me is the RFID tagging system including on-farm safety. I would also like to see our government allowing access to vaccines and medications that are currently sold in countries we import sheep from but are not accessible here in Canada.”

In addition to farming, Trent does construction/renovation work in the community. He and Sandy have three children under the age of 6, which keep them very busy as well.

Richard Zubot
Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board
Phone/Fax: 306-682-3252

Richard brings three decades of farming experience to the CSF board. Zubot Farms Ltd is located southeast of Burr, SK near Humboldt. Alongside his wife Carol and sons Tyler and Brett, Richard raises Purebred Canadian Arcott, Rideau Arcott, and Ile de France sheep as well as commercial. Their total flock size is 350 ewes. The family also grows hay and custom feeds hogs.

Richard believes the CSF’s greatest value is having a national voice for all the sheep producers in Canada. “I got involved because I think it’s important to know what is going on in the industry, not just provincially but nationally as well,” he says. “With a limited number of markets for our lambs, I think it’s very important to produce a uniform product.”

The family also owns and operates Zubot Welding and Manufacturing, building sheep feeding and handling equipment for other producers. In their free time, the Zubots enjoy camping, boating and hunting.

Lucien Lesage
Manitoba Sheep Association
Phone: 204-744-2858
Fax: 204-744-2475

Markus Wand
Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
Phone: 705-724-2314
Fax: 705-724-6455

Markus operates Buriana Livestock in partnership with his parents in Powassan, ON. Together they raise sheep and run a cow-calf operation. Markus graduated from the University of Guelph in 2003 with an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science (focusing on Animal Science).  He is currently Chair of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency.

He joined the CSF Board to be more aware and involved with issues at the national level. “I believe the CSF’s greatest value is bringing a national, united front on behalf of the provinces,” says Markus. One thing he would like to influence during his time on the Board is to try and bring sheep farming as a full-time occupation into the mainstream.

Mark Lenover
Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency
Phone: (705) 563-2966

Mark brings a wealth of sheep farming experience to the board. He operates Maybrook Farms in Thornloe, ON (the northeastern part of Ontario in the District of Temiskaming) alongside his wife Camille. They’ve had sheep at this location for 33 years, and presently have a flock of more than 500 ewes.

Mark feels the greatest value of the CSF is having a national voice for all sheep producers. Being new to the Board, Mark looks forward to understanding more about the issues facing the organization.

Mark also keeps busy sitting on town council and with his role as Fire Chief for the township.

Graham Reid
Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-243-3152
Fax: 902-243-3167

Daniel Dion
Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association
Phone: 418.856.1200 Ext. 1
Fax: 418-856-6247

Daniel farmed from 2000 to 2007, running an operation with 200 ewes. He is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association. He participates on the CSF Board to be involved with the main organization leading the sheep industry. Daniel believes the organization’s greatest value is a unified voice for representation of all the Canadian sheep industry. During his time on the Board he hopes to influence farm productivity.

Brian Greaves
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers
Phone/Fax: 204-597-3509


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