Dead Stock Operators
The treatment of dead stock under the Canadian Cattle Identification Program is dealt with under section 187 of the Health of Animals Act. This information will be of interest to dead stock removers, operators of post- mortem laboratories, veterinarians and herd owners.
When an animal dies in a herd it will either be disposed of on site or removed from the site by a dead stock remover.
187. (1) Every person, including a renderer, a dead stock operator, a post-mortem laboratory official or a veterinarian, who disposes of the carcass of an animal bearing an approved tag
(b) shall report the number of the approved tag to the administrator within 30 days after disposing of the carcass.
It is important to destroy all used tags after you have recorded and reported the numbers to the CCIA.
On occasion an animal may die at or enroute to a packing plant or at a packing plant before slaughter. In such a case the plant operator is required to report the tag number to the CCIA.
||Tag Retirement Instructions
||Record and report the CCIA numbers of CCIA-approved tags on cattle.
Important Guidelines for Renderers/Dead Stock Operators
The Canadian Cattle Identification Program is an industry-led initiative designed to promote beef consumption through assurance of efficient trace back and containment of serious animal health and food safety problems. The program is regulated and enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)..