Importing Sheep and Goats from the United States

The following is an outline of important details that you need to know if you are planning on importing sheep or goats from the United States (US).

NOTE: There are various options for producers to import sheep and goats from the US. For a complete description of import requirements, please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) import directive located at the following:

If you require information regarding the importation of semen and embryos, please contact the Area Import Specialist in your region:


Consult the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) at the following:

For more information on the Scrapie Flock Certification Program, please visit Scrapie Canada Certification or call 1-866-534-1302.

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Scrapie Canada's Project Partners

Canadian Sheep Federation

Canadian Sheep Breeder’s Association

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canadian National Goat Federation

Canadian Food Inspection Agency