Please read this important notice from the Canadian Sheep Federation about a cost increase for CSIP tags. While increases to producer costs must be avoided when possible, Alberta Lamb Producers recognizes that this change is necessary to implement and administrate required changes to the traceability program.
July 17, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) announced today that Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) fees will increase by $0.05/tag effective September 1, 2015, to $0.23/approved tag. CSIP fees will remain at $0.18/tag until August 31, 2015.
The CSIP fee increase will accommodate the implementation of full traceability in the sheep industry in preparation for regulatory changes expected in the fall of 2016. Additions to the existing national ID program will include movement reporting and tag retirement, with the help of a fully integrated national database.