The Revised SFCP, June 2013
On June 10, 2013, the revised Scrapie Free Flock Certification Program (SFCP) went into effect.
The revised SFCP provides sheep and goat producers the opportunity to increase the marketability of their animals through demonstrating a negligible scrapie risk in their flock or herd. The revised program additionally enhances APHIS' scrapie surveillance strategy, contributing to the final push to eradicate this disease from the United States
In the revised program, the Complete Monitored category has been eliminated from the SFCP. Flocks that had been participating in this category, including Complete Monitored and Certified flocks, had the option of converting to either the Export category or the Select category of the revised SFCP. Complete Monitored and Certified flocks that did not inform VS of their intent to remain in the SFCP were removed from the program on November 29, 2013. The flocks listed as "Certified" on the APHIS website concurrently hold Export Monitored status, and are working toward Export Certified status.
The SFCP standards were revised to reflect the new structure and requirements of the program. The SFCP standards, a presentation outlining the revised SFCP, and a summary of the revised SFCP are available below.
Additional Information About the Scrapie Flock Certification Program