Has Canada been having illness issues that prompted this change?

I hope sheep population that already live in Canada will not be subject to 
eradication if they are not Codon 171RR, 171QQR, or 136AA.  That is what comes 
to mind when I read this.

Nancy


> On Nov 20, 2015, at 6:05 PM, John Carlton <doublejfar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I learned today that the USDA and State (Alabama) are requiring blood tests
> for Brucellosis on breeding rams >6months old transported across state
> lines, and Alabama has been designated as Brucellosis free for several
> years!!!!
> 
> John Carlton
> Double J Farms
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blackbelly [mailto:blackbelly-boun...@lists.blackbellysheep.info] On
> Behalf Of Carol Elkins
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 4:40 PM
> To: blackbelly_consort...@yahoogroups.com;
> blackbelly@lists.blackbellysheep.info
> Subject: [Blackbelly] Importing sheep into Canada just got a lot harder
> 
> Note in the announcement below from the ASI that Canada is requiring a codon
> 171RR for imported rams. That is going to make it MUCH more difficult to get
> blackbelly sheep established in Canada. Combined with the requirement that
> the flock of export must be certified scrapie-free, it pretty much puts the
> nail in the coffin.
> 
> Carol
> _________________________________________________
> 
> Canada Changes Small Ruminant Import Policy
> 
> The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced that the import policy for
> small ruminants intended for breeding purposes will change effective Feb. 1,
> 2016.
> 
> Among other revisions, the policy will require that:
>    * Imported females must originate from a farm that is considered a
> "negligible risk premises."
>    * Imported males must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible
> for import from the United States:
>        * Must originate from a "negligible risk premises," or
>        * Rams must be of the codon 136AA 171RR or 136AA 171QQR genotype, or
>        * May be imported from any premises in the United States provided
> they are imported onto a farm that has been enrolled in the Voluntary
> Scrapie Flock Certification Program for a minimum of one year. Under this
> option, there are additional post-import restrictions placed on imported
> animals including how they are kept and where they can move.
> The policy describes what constitutes a "negligible risk premises" in
> detail. In essence, U.S. farms enrolled in the Scrapie Flock Certification
> Program Export Monitored stream for a minimum of five years (even if they
> have not yet reached Export Certified status) constitute negligible risk
> premises. In addition to scrapie-related restrictions, some disease testing
> may be required depending on the species and state of origin.
> 
> The full announcement is available on ASI's website at
> <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001N59zcDESltdja3u8z7wRewt0j7d1da_fY2PKjBraTcye
> 3BEEoNEBpGfN5sRARNnJaoXoo_BR2t8LZUoowbfkneQuRe60OF4hyyacAun_52cBWioKjTDCTecu
> TMdI7Z_0CfKNQsw60uKzOfNN7gMRXSVBZq6sTrGZoi_pP-ukn089MKkrd4ZNvmsOOXtZrF_MIgrx
> 3wDRVcvcwQPhxlSEFzkavxVRTkW-Xo1wSHdbPY8=&c=mMjhSKz9l39zzNPJtsmc5Bpgk-hrkTTK4
> OjYoBxgtKEsOSVJ4POT5g==&ch=nkB4xG4hxRSvBi-gShu2FFM0oZeESJMwS4utMAR8nyuFG_9Vr
> SDbGg==>www.sheepusa.org/ResearchEducation_Literature_ExportInformation. 
> 
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