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The tags that have been approved for the Canadian Sheep Identification Program are the pink metal Ketchum Kurl-Lock #3

The pink Allfex dangle tag

And the Yellow Allflex RFID tag

The Ketchum tag

Purchasing Tags

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

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia - Tags may only be purchased through the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Limited. Check – off fees may apply in these provinces.

Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick - Tags can be purchased from the Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers’ Limited, other farm supply stores or directly from Ketchum Manufacturing Incorporated.

Quebec - The province of Quebec is implementing a separate identification system that exceeds the requirements of the Canadian Sheep Identification Program. Producers living in Quebec, however, are required to tag all sheep and lambs that are shipped into other provinces using approved Canadian Sheep Identification Program tags.

Producers in Quebec must purchase their tags through Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ).

Contact Information for Ordering Tags

Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers Limited

Western provinces – 1-800-567-3693
Eastern provinces - 1-800-488-2714 (including Quebec)

Ketchum Manufacturing

Additional Information

The Canadian Sheep Federation is working with Allflex Canada to provide an electronic alternative for producers. Details on the availability of these tags will be posted at a later date.

Additional tags will be considered after the first year of the Program.
All recommended tags have been tested under trial conditions and have met the Program’s criteria for retention, readability and ability to withstand tampering.

Each tag will bear a unique identification number between 310,000,000 to 319,999,999.



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