Canadian Sheep Federation






Briefing Note to:

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

and The Minister of Natural Resources

March 18, 2009

Suggested Reading



Coyotes cause over 75 per cent of the predation losses of livestock in Alberta. This book helps livestock producers prevent or reduce losses from coyotes and other predators. It shows you how to determine the cause of death. You’ll also learn how to interpret the signs at the scene of the attack so you can identify the predator species. It gives you detailed information on how to prevent or reduce coyote predation with fencing, good herd management, guardian animals, frightening devices and various lethal control methods. 31 pages

Free Digital Version (4.6 MB)
This low resolution PDF version of the Coyote Predation of Livestock is available at no charge and can be used as outlined in the terms of the Open Government Licence Alberta.

Livestock Guardians

Livestock Guardians is a comprehensive guide for farmers struggling to reduce predation of sheep, goats, and other livestock. ... 


Protection dogs

Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with livestock protection dogs. For years they have championed the age-old practice of using dogs to guard herds and flocks. ...





About CSF

The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) and the Canadian sheep industry at large are facing an exciting time in the evolution of the sheep value chain. Huge opportunities exist today to grow markets, increase value for all stakeholders, and secure the prosperity of the industry for the future.

Terms of Use
Privacy Policy
Canada's Anti-Spam Law

How Can We Help

CSF plays a central role in coordinating efforts to make this happen, including resources like this website that are intended to help existing lamb producers and new entrants find the information and contacts they need to grow and prosper. If you don’t find what you’re looking for please contact the CSF office.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:  613-652-1824 or
  • 1-888-684-7739
    Fax: 613-652-1599
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Canadian Sheep Federation
    PO Box 10
    Williamsburg, ON K0C 2H0