Raven Predation Producer Survey: Input Appreciated

A two-part Raven Predation Project is currently underway. This study is being conducted by Jillian Craig, Small Ruminant Specialist and Allison Brown, Small Ruminant Livestock Assistant with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Part one involves coordinating a province-wide survey to collect information on the magnitude of raven predation on sheep and beef farms. We are looking to collect benchmark data, increase awareness and improve mitigation strategies through feedback from sheep and beef farmers. Part two includes trialing non-lethal raven deterrents on Ontario sheep farms to collect data on the effectiveness of the deterrent. Aggregate survey results will be published in industry magazines though Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF) and Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) in the later part of 2019.

If you are experiencing raven predation, we would appreciate your feedback through completing the survey.

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca