Animal Identification

Approved Tags

The yellow Allflex button sheep tag and the yellow Shearwell data tag are the only Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags currently approved for use in the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP).

Allflex Tag



Shearwell Tag

Purchasing Tags

To order tags, please see below for authorized distributors in your province.

British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Tags may only be purchased through the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Limited 

Tags may only be purchased through the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board 

Producers in Quebec must purchase their tags through Agri-Traçabilité Québec 

Tag Evaluation

Producers play an important role in helping assess the performance of official CSIP tags. CSF encourages producers to give feedback on tag performance over time and in farm situations. This feedback will assist in identifying issues that the CSF may need to examine with manufacturers. By providing the CSF with feedback on tags, producers will help ensure that the industry is being provided with the best tags possible.

Click here to access the tag assessment form.

Tag Brochure

Tagging Videos

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Video 2: When to Tag? Thumbnail Placeholder
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Video 4: Hygiene Thumbnail Placeholder
Video 5: How to Restrain AnimalsThumbnail Placeholder
Video 6: Where to Place the Tag Thumbnail Placeholder
Video 7: Tagging with Shearwell Thumbnail Placeholder
Video 8: Tagging with AllflexThumbnail Placeholder

Sheep Management Systems


Tag Levy for BC, MB, NS, NB, and PEI provinces:

Canadian Sheep Federation Fee Refund Request Form

About CSF

The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) and the Canadian sheep industry at large are facing an exciting time in the evolution of the sheep value chain. Huge opportunities exist today to grow markets, increase value for all stakeholders, and secure the prosperity of the industry for the future.

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CSF plays a central role in coordinating efforts to make this happen, including resources like this website that are intended to help existing lamb producers and new entrants find the information and contacts they need to grow and prosper. If you don’t find what you’re looking for please contact the CSF office.

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  • Phone:  613-652-1824 or
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    Fax: 613-652-1599
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    Canadian Sheep Federation
    PO Box 10
    Williamsburg, ON K0C 2H0