Animal identification is essential to many aspects of a successful sheep operation– from animal health and on-farm management to food safety and quality assurance. Click on one of the following categories to learn more.
The Canadian Verified Sheep Program is a voluntary on-farm food safety program that was developed through a partnership between producers, industry and government personnel from across Canada. The Food Safety Chapter has been available since 1997. Animal Care and Biosecurity were added in March 2017. The CVSP can be used by any sheep or lamb producer to address potential food safety challenges, and to improve Animal Welfare and Biosecurity.
The Canadian sheep industry is committed to the development of initiatives geared towards the detection and eradication of scrapie from the national sheep flock and goat herd. There are currently three national scrapie programs in Canada. More
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