CFIA Small Ruminant Import Survey

The following survey was released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), to garner feedback from producers who import goats and sheep from the United States. The survey is part of CFIA’s review of the recently suspended option 2C for importing bucks and rams....

UPDATE – CFIA changes to small ruminant import policy

CNGF has contacted CFIA’s Senior Veterinary Office, the Senior Staff Veterinarian of the Domestic Disease Control Section and the Director General of the Animal Health Directorate regarding the fact that Option 2C for the import of male small ruminants from any...

CFIA changes to small ruminant import policy

Last week CNGF was made aware that Option 2C for the import of male small ruminants from any premises in the USA, which requires the importing premises to be enrolled in the Scrapie flock certification program (SFCP), was under review by CFIA and has been put on hold...

Consultation on proposed changes to Feeds Regulations

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is pleased to announce that we have published the proposed Feeds Regulations, 2022 in Canada Gazette, Part 1. We have launched a 90-day public consultation from June 12 to September 10, 2021, to gather feedback from...

Special Project Buck Import from USA

The Canadian goat industry relies heavily on the genetics from the USA, and changes to the rules on importing goats has negatively impacted breeder’s abilities to expand their herd genetics.

Earlier this year, the CFIA approved a special import of USA bucks for the use of their semen.  This program is running for the 2023 breeding season, assuming there is at least 10 bucks to make the project worthwhile.  Producers are encouraged to take part in this progressive push to bring more genetics across the border for the betterment of our goat industry. 

OC Flock Management in Alberta is the company that will be facilitating the project.  They are arranging imports, transportation, housing, Canadian testing, semen production and distribution.  They however will not be sourcing or purchasing any potential buck candidates.    

CFIA requirements for bucks to enter Canada –
Interested in the program, reach out the the OC Contact: