Sheep Code of PracticeThe Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Sheep was released in 2013.

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. If hard copies are required, please contact the Canadian Sheep Federation.

Other resources:

Table of Contents




Section 1 Environmental Conditions

Section 2 Facilities

Section 3 Feed and Water

Section 4 Health Management

Section 5 Husbandry Practices

Section 6 Transportation

Section 7 Euthanasia



Appendix A - Livestock Safety Index Chart

Appendix B - Body Condition Scoring

Appendix C - Accessing Veterinary Services

Appendix D - Individual Examination and First Aid

Appendix E - Understanding Sheep Behaviour

Appendix F - Tail Docking

Appendix G - Lambing and Neonatal Care

Appendix H - Guidelines for Dealing with Compromised Sheep

Appendix I - Livestock Transport Consignment Form

Appendix J - Signs of Pain in Sheep

Appendix K - Example of Decision Tree for Euthanasia

Appendix L - Euthanasia

Appendix M - Participants

Appendix N - Summary of Code Requirements

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