Provincial regulations may apply in some of the areas listed below. Sheep farmers are encouraged to check their provincial organization's website or contact the NSN for more information. 

Mandatory National Programs and Legislation



Importing/exporting sheep and lambs

Rules regarding the import and export of sheep into Canada are detailed on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website:  'Importing or travelling with sheep and goats'; 'Caprine/Ovine - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements (export); list of CFIA animal health office contacts 

Livestock transportation

Additional Resources


Additional resources, including information on markets, business management, animal health and welfare, and provincial programs are available through your provincial sheep association: 

Featured provincial resources:

Market information: