Wool purchases, wool sales and ID tag purchases are made through the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers
Tagging Videos - How-to videos from the Canadian Sheep Federation
Tag Purchases - More information on purchases and check-off fees
All sheep transported must be tagged. A mandatory system for the identification of the sheep across the nation (except Quebec) was implemented in January 2004. This Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) was developed by the sheep industry to address consumer issues around food safety and quality assurance and to provide a traceback system for disease control in the livestock sector. Producers, truckers and auction marts who transport or receive untagged sheep are in violation and will be fined.
5. (1) The amount of the penalty in respect of a violation that is committed by an individual otherwise than in the course of business and that is not committed to obtain a financial benefit is
(a) $500, for a minor violation;
(b) $800, for a serious violation; and
(c) $1300, for a very serious violation.
(2) The amount of the penalty in respect of a minor violation that is committed by a person in the course of business or in order to obtain a financial benefit is $1,300.
(3) The amount of the penalty in respect of a violation that is committed by a person in the course of business or in order to obtain a financial benefit is $6,000 for a serious violation and $10,000 for a very serious violation, with adjustments, if any, determined for each total gravity value, as established in accordance with section 6, that is set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 in accordance with the calculation set out in column 2.