SCRAPIE TAGS for Sheep & Goats

Effective January 1, 2018 unidentified sheep and goats will not be allowed to be unloaded and sold at a Kentucky Livestock Market.  They must be identified with a Scrapie animal ID ear tag or other official individual animal ID, including registration tattoo prior to marketing or any change of ownership. Scrapie tags may be obtained from the KY USDA APHIS VS office by calling (502) 848-2054 or mailing the Scrapie Tag Order Form to the federal office.  Please note that a National Premises ID number is required to obtain scrapie tags and you can register with our office or with USDA.

Click on the links below for more information about goats and sheep.

Goat Production Basics

Managing Internal Parasitism in Goats and Sheep

Basic Sheep Genetics

Sheep Foot Care

High Quality Wool

Developing a Sheep Enterprise

Sheep Crossbreeding Considerations

Inbreeding Sheep