Virtual Tool Box

The Virtual Tool Box is a virtually based tool box to assist new entrants to the Canadian sheep industry. It's full of information producers need to know in relation to running a business and managing production. Existing producers may also find it a helpful resource as they evolve and expand their operations. Simply click on an item in the following list to download a PDF of that section.

A special thanks to those who helped in the development of the Virtual Tool Box

Producer Resources

Whether you need help tackling a specific problem in your flock or making plans to take your operation to the next level, there are a number of valuable information resources available to sheep producers. The CSF put together a team of reviewers to scour the Internet and personal libraries to compile lists of available resources – books, factsheets, courses, websites and more – from around the world. They also categorized each resource by level of producer – from beginner to advanced. Simply click on one of the following categories to download a PDF listing of resources by format.

This compilation of resources is the result of the Master Shepherd's Course Development project. The CSF, through engagement and consultations with producers, provincial organizations, lenders, nutritionists, geneticists and government representatives, conducted a needs analysis of resources to help producers in strengthening their business and increasing production and profitability. View the full Master Shepherd's Course report in

A special thanks to those who helped review and compile these resources.

Resource Catalogue

The Sheep Value Chain Round Table Profitability Working Group developed this national online catalogue of widely-recognized sheep industry experts and available farm management tools within each province. These tools will improve management skills along the value chain and facilitate greater access to management tools.



National Catalogue of Provincial Sheep Organizations

National Catalogue of Provincial Agriculture Ministries

National Catalogue of Provincial Purebred Sheep Associations

National Catalogue of Sheep Management Systems


Regulations Animal Movement

Common Questions and Answers on the Humane Transport Regulations
for the Sheep Sector PDF

Questions- réponses courantes sur le Règlement sur la santé des animaux
— transport sans cruauté pour le secteur ovin PDF




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.

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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