SHEEP


Identification

Individual identification of each animal shall be by an ear tattoo or official metal or plastic tag. A microchip ID is acceptable if the owner provides the reader.
Ear tattoos may be used when a registration certificate, listing the tattoo number, accompanies the animal.
When using ear tags, the tag must indicate the premises ID and state of origin.
The tag number must be assigned by a state or APHIS representative and recorded in the Scrapie Record Database.

Market Lambs

All wethers must be slick shorn (show ring ready) before weigh-in so that show lamb fungus can be identified.

Illinois Sheep

    1. Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an infected or source flock can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved flock plan.
    2. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if different.
Out-of-State Sheep

    1. All out-of-state sheep are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (217) 782-4944.
    2. Sheep originating from a flock that has previously been classified as either an infected or source flock can be exhibited in Illinois upon the completion of an approved flock plan.
    3. For any animal born after 1/1/2002, the CVI must include the flock of birth and the flock of origin, if different.