Voluntary Herd Certification Program

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The objective of the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Voluntary Herd Certification Program is to provide owners with the opportunity to have their herds identified as elite with respect to CWD. Membership in the certification program provides assurances to potential purchasers of animals that a purchase from a herd with the same level has the same risk of being infected with CWD. The level of assurance of CWD freedom depends on the length of time the herd has been enrolled in the program. Any owner of elk or deer premises who agrees to comply with the provisions outlined in the CWD Voluntary Herd Certification Program may enroll.

There are six levels in the certification program, from the entry level, Level E, to the highest level, certified. A minimum of five years is necessary for an enrolled herd to reach the certified level.

As the national administrator of the program, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency makes a national list of enrolled herds and their status, updated quarterly.

Chronic Wasting Disease Voluntary Herd Certification – enrolled herds by province

Please note: These tables are updated quarterly (March, June, September, December).

Manitoba

Farm Producer Species Status As of annual anniversary date
Stonewood Elk Ranch Limited Kelly and Trevor Farmer Elk Level B January 14, 2018

Ontario

Farm Producer Species Status As of annual anniversary date
Herron Whitetails Donald Herron Whitetails Certified April 9, 2017
Lefler Deer Farm Sherwood Lefler Whitetails Certified April 22, 2017
Regal Elk Point Dale and Eric Robinson Elk Certified January 14, 2018
Ontario Whitetail Ranch Lloyd Lee Whitetails Certified March 21, 2017
Reindeer Way Station Steve Walasek Reindeer Level A March 27, 2017
Sherwood's Reindeer Farm Garth and Louise Sherwood Reindeer Certified May 30, 2017
Rainy River Elk Farm William Darby Elk Level E March 31, 2018

Quebec

Farm Producer Species Status As of annual anniversary date
Ferme des Grands Cerfs Claude Picard & Jocelyne Lemay Elk Certified August 30, 2017
Jean-Luc Bédard Inc Jean-Luc Bédard Elk Certified March 12, 2018
Appalaches Safari Ranch Inc Guy Garant Elk Certified December 12, 2016
Les Chevreuils du Lac Orr Charles Bich & Graeme Ramshaw Elk/Red Deer Certified February 24, 2018
Ferme Makavy SENC Sylvie Van Dersmissen Red Deer Certified March 15, 2017
Les Wapitis des Beaux Prés Lucien & Jocelyne Beaupré Elk Certified March 13, 2018
Ferme des Grands Élans Mark Hébert Elk Certified December 8, 2017
Wa-Roux Cervidés Gaston Bouchard Elk Level A July 26, 2017

Saskatchewan

Farm Producer Species Status As of annual anniversary date
Lyndon Allison Elk Level C January 14, 2018
Dry Creek Elk Farm Dale & Louise Benson Elk Certified March 2, 2018
Cosha Farms Ltd Don Cool Elk Certified March 2, 2018
Applejack Elk Farm Edward Drapak Elk Level C March 7, 2018
John Kiverago Farms Ltd John Kiverago Elk Certified January 20, 2018
Oakshella Elk Farm Robert Kienas Elk Certified August 31, 2017
Klettberg Korral Manfred Klettberg Elk Level A January 7, 2018
High Rock Elk Ranch Harley Maurer Elk Certified February 8, 2018
Woody River Whitetails Lance Miller Whitetail Certified February 6, 2018
Hartland Whitetails Allen & Joyce Morhart Whitetail Certified January 30, 2018
Todd Rawlake Whitetail Level E November 14, 2017
Eltom Enterprises Elk Lynne Sutton Elk Certified August 3, 2017
The Dolton Gang Elk Ranch Todd & Jill Dolton Elk Certified March 13, 2018
Sunshine Elk Farm Ralph Venaas Elk Level B November 30, 2018
Northwinds Elk Farm Anna & Randy Wehrkamp Elk Certified January 8, 2018
Echoing Elk Hills Leonard & Sally Wojchichowsky Elk Level A January 8, 2018
Triple K Hunt Ranch Donald Cheater Elk Level E March 31, 2018
Backwoods View Mark Oldfield Elk Level E March 31, 2018
Sand Point Hunts Randy Junop Whitetail Level E March 31, 2018
Silverglen Farm Gwen Wilson Reindeer Level E March 31, 2018
Chandler Elk Ranch Greg & Carol Toles Elk Level E March 31, 2018
Clear View Elk Farm Terry & Cathie Moorman Elk Level E March 31, 2018
Sandy Lane Elk Blaine Weber Elk Level E March 31, 2018
Loessl Game Farm Dennis Loessl Whitetail Level E March 30, 2018
Garlen Hoppe Elk Level E March 30, 2018
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