The Virtual Tool Box is a virtually based tool box to assist new entrants to the Canadian sheep industry. It's full of information producers need to know in relation to running a business and managing production. Existing producers may also find it a helpful resource as they evolve and expand their operations. Simply click on an item in the following list to download a PDF of that section.
Whether you need help tackling a specific problem in your flock or making plans to take your operation to the next level, there are a number of valuable information resources available to sheep producers. The CSF put together a team of reviewers to scour the Internet and personal libraries to compile lists of available resources – books, factsheets, courses, websites and more – from around the world. They also categorized each resource by level of producer – from beginner to advanced. Simply click on one of the following categories to download a PDF listing of resources by format.
This compilation of resources is the result of the Master Shepherd's Course Development project. The CSF, through engagement and consultations with producers, provincial organizations, lenders, nutritionists, geneticists and government representatives, conducted a needs analysis of resources to help producers in strengthening their business and increasing production and profitability. View the full Master Shepherd's Course report in
A special thanks to those who helped review and compile these resources.
Below you will find a series of information sheets (or FAASTsheet) reviewing the upcoming policy and regulatory changes related to antimicrobials, along with key tools and recommendations for reducing antimicrobial use without compromising animal health or food safety.
The Sheep Value Chain Round Table Profitability Working Group developed this national online catalogue of widely-recognized sheep industry experts and available farm management tools within each province. These tools will improve management skills along the value chain and facilitate greater access to management tools.
National Catalogue of Provincial Sheep Organizations