Forestry and Agrifoods
As of January 01, 2004, all sheep and lambs must bear an approved CSIP eartag before they leave their farm of origin. This includes animals going to community pastures, exhibitions or any movement off the farm.
Producers can obtain the approved tags for approximately 31 cents each from the Canadian Co-operative Wool growers. Please indicate that you are calling from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Farmers should be aware that they can receive fines of $500 and up for not having proper tags. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is enforcing this tagging.
For more information, contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (772-4535) or the Canadian Sheep Federation (1-888-684-7739).