The National Scrapie Eradication Program
The National Scrapie Eradication Program is mandatory, but participants do not need to have both a Scrapie number and a National Premises number, unless you plan to purchase microchips, then you will need to have a Scrapie number from USDA and the Premises ID from Oregon Department of Agriculture. USDA will link the two numbers in the Scrapie database, then you are free to purchase microchips.
To request a Scrapie Number – Dr. Leonard Eldridge at 360.753.9430 or Leonard.E.Eldridge@usda.gov
For National Premises ID – Oregon Department of Agriculture 503.986.4680.
All sheep must be tagged when leaving the premises or if sold to another owner. ONLY sheep under 18 months of age and in slaughter channels are exempt from tagging requirements.
If you are already in the scrapie program and need more tags, you will need to purchase them from one of the following companies.