USDA Flock Certification Program

The USDA Flock Certification Program is a voluntary initiative that focuses on promoting and ensuring the health and disease-free status of sheep and goat flocks in the United States. The program provides guidelines and standards for flock management, biosecurity practices, and testing procedures to minimize the risk of contagious diseases such as scrapie. Flocks that meet the program’s requirements are granted a certification status, indicating their commitment to maintaining a high level of animal health and disease control. By participating in this program, producers gain access to various benefits, including increased marketability, better traceability, and the opportunity to contribute to the overall eradication efforts of important livestock diseases.