SCRAPIE CANADA ENROLLED - Level 1 June 2015
BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
We strive to provide a healthy, loving home to all our animals. We think that shows in the Registries we belong to, and the expense we go to ensuring a sound, healthy animal is delivered to you. While not all breeders have their sheep checked annually by a Veterinarian, we think it is one more assurance to us (and you) that we breed our animals with care.
In addition to our memberships, each of our sheep have been chosen as breeders because of their desirable traits in personality, conformation to standards, docile and calm demeanor. We feed organic kelp free-choice to our sheep, in addition to a sheep vitamin/mineral mix, our Babydolls' health has flourished since arriving home from the States. Each of our sheep is "treated" to:
* ANNUAL VETERINARIAN CHECKS (MINIMUM)
* REGULAR DEWORMING VACCINATIONS
* TASVAX 8 CLOSTRIDIAL VACCINATION
* SELENIUM INJECTIONS
* SPECIALLY CALCULATED RATIONS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH AND BODY CONDITION SCORES
* A CLEAN, SANITARY ENVIRONMENT FREE OF DISEASE AND SICK AMINALS
For our little flock, we are providing a clean, healthy barn environment and chemical-free paddocks for safe outdoor munching, rest, and exercise. I have spent hours researching and designing a feed ration program for each individual sheep for optimum measures of quality food based on the various stages of the ewe's reproduction cycle. We are doing all that we can as breeders and supporters of this rare breed of sheep to ensure that we produce and raise only healthy, good-natured, exceptionally-tempered, disease-free and wooly Babydoll sheep. Our goal is to breed robust lambs that will make wonderful pets, great wool producers, and fantastic environmentally-friendly, cost effective groundskeepers.
All of the sheep in our little flock are registered with the Olde English Babydoll Southdown Sheep (Mock) Registry. The standard for the Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown Sheep was taken directly from the Southdown Sheep Society in England. It is the standard for the original sheep changed only to allow for colors. Only white or mouse colored sheep were allowed under the original standard. There are less than a dozen breeders in Canada on this registry. Not only are Babydoll sheep rare, they are hard to come by in Canada, and the States.
MOCK REGISTRY - registered December 27, 2009 - our little flock is Canada's LARGEST Babydoll breeding flock - according to Mr. Mock on this date!
The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency is a producer operated organization which represents all aspects of the sheep, lamb and wool industry in the Province of Ontario. It was established to encourage, promote and represent the industry. The OSMA's activities work to improve the marketing of sheep, lamb and wool through producer education, promotional campaigns, consumer education and public
The Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) is an industry-led initiative to develop a traceback system that will lead to a full-scale traceability system and the capacity to address producer concerns about sheep health, provide valuable management feedback to producers, and meet consumer expectations for quality assurance and food safety.
Working as an advocate for sheep producers and creating conditions for success, the CSF motivates a market-driven mindset and coordinates efforts for a greater collaboration and communication across all sectors of the value chain. The overall goal is increased value and long-term sustainability for everyone, and an industry that is recognized around the world as a competitive quality brand.
our little flock - founded in 2009 and still running strong!
Scrapie has been present in Canada for almost 70 years. With the majority of countries around the world currently working to actively eradicate all transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, the continued presence of Scrapie in Canada is preventing access to international markets including the United States. With your help, Canada can take action to eradicate Scrapie. As a Scrapie Enrolled farm, our little flock maintains a "closed flock" status, ensuring we are protecting our flock against this awful disease. Once a sheep leaves our flock, it cannot return.
Whether this is your first visit, or you are already raising and breeding BABYDOLL Southdowns, we invite you to take a look at all the NABSSAR has to offer, and then, get involved. Join, register your sheep, and participate in our Association and Registry whose goal it is to preserve the standards of the breed and to help our members reach new enthusiasts and put a BABYDOLL Southdown in every yard.