Canadian Sheep Identification Program

Attention Saskatchewan Sheep and Lamb Producers

Mandatory CSIP Tags
Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) tags must be applied to all animals before they leave the farm of origin. Saskatchewan producers must purchase CSIP tags from the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board, (306)933-5200. The yellow Allflex button sheep tag and the yellow Shearwell data tag are the only official  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags currently being sold for use in the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP). For Saskatchewan producers the only approved distributor for sheep and lamb tags is the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board.  All CSIP tags for sheep & lambs produced in Saskatchewan need to be purchased from the SSDB.  Should CFIA Inspectors discover that the tag applied is not the correct sheep tag or that there is no approved tag applied, you are putting YOURSELF at risk of a $1300.00 fine per incident.

>> **Updated** CSIP Record Keeping Form

>> Please view Program requirements on the CSF website for answers to all your questions.


Latest info on mandatory RFID tags:

>> CSF Pink Ketchum Kurl-Lock Tag Revoked effective November 23, 2017

>> Approved RFID Tags and Tag Placement


>> "How to" RFID tagging videos - found on bottom of page on CSF website.


>> More Information Link - Canadian Sheep Federation

If you are having problems with the official CSIP tags please complete this CSF-Tag Assessment Form and forward by mail to:

Canadian Sheep Federation PO Box 10 Williamsburg ON K0C 2H0 or email: [email protected]

About SSDB

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