Code revision initiatedDecember 2014
Estimated public comment periodFall 2016
Estimated Code release dateFall 2017

Code Development Progress

The process for updating the Code of Practice for bison began December 2014, using the NFACC Code development process. The Canadian Bison Association initiated the review.


Bison Code Development Committee

Role Committee Member
Code secretary Jeffrey Spooner
Producer Mark Silzer (Chair)
  Frank McAllister
  Sharif Fahamy
  Todd Dowd
Transporter Doug Griller
Veterinarian Roy Lewis
Animal welfare organization  
Animal welfare regulatory enforcement body Terry Whiting
Retail and food service organization Requested but not filled
Processor Rick Bernard
Agriculture Canada and/or CFIA Dave Wasylyshen
  Sarah Johannson
Researcher / academic  
Technical expertise Jayson Galbraith
  Terry Kremeniuk
Industry liaison (ex-officio) Terry Kremeniuk

Participants are defined as per NFACC’s Guiding Principles for Codes of Practice.

Bison Code Scientific Committee

  • John Church
  • Rob McCorkell 
  • Jayson Galbraith 
  • Fiona Lang (Research Writer)

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