The Canadian Cattle Identification Program is an industry initiated and established trace back system designed for the containment and eradication of animal disease.

July 1, 2010
All cattle must be tagged with an approved Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag prior to moving from their current location or leaving their farm of origin.

Requirements for producers:
Leave the bar-coded tag in AND apply an approved CCIA RFID tag to the same animal. Cross reference the approved CCIA RFID tag with the bar-coded tag in the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.

Please Note:
Tampering with and/or cutting out an approved CCIA RFID tag is prohibited by regulations.

Cross referencing the tags in the CLTS database will transfer all of the event history associated with bar-coded tag to the approved CCIA RFID tag in the database. Livestock operators can log into their CLTS database accounts at www.clia.livestockid.ca to cross reference tags or contact Canadian Cattle Identification Agency by toll-free telephone at 1-877-909-2333.


Important Guidelines for Abattoirs

CCIA encourages all producers to replace lost tags as soon as possible.
Tag retirement instructions
Record and report the unique animal identification numbers of all approved CCIA RFID beef tags that you handle.
Maintain records of the origin of cattle coming to pasture.
Record and report any approved CCIA RFID beef tag numbers on cattle coming through your premises as required under the Health of Animals Act.
Record the origin of any cattle that have lost their tags. Maintain these records for possible use in a trace-back situation.
All approved CCIA RFID tags are yellow in colour and contain the CCIA trademark (3/4 maple leaf and "CA" letters).
Used approved CCIA RFID tags should not be returned. Record and report all used approved CCIA RFID tag numbers in the CLTS database.



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