Truckers

Encourage your customers to tag all cattle prior to permanently leaving the herd in which they are presently located.
Check with the location to which you are trucking, regarding their procedures for receiving untagged cattle.
Make note (i.e. on the manifest) in your records of untagged cattle that you transport and the tag numbers of any lost tags found on the truck.
CFIA staff have the authority to carry out random checks of cattle and may request to see your records.
Under no circumstance should a CCIA tag be removed from an animal that is already tagged.
*See bottom of page for more information.

Note:

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is an industry conceived, developed and run organization.
The Canadian Cattle Identification Program makes trace back and containment of serious animal health and food safety problems faster and more efficient, which helps keep customers buying Canadian beef and cattle.
This program is regulated and enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).


Important Guidelines for Truckers

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).

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 RFID tag to the same animal. Cross-reference the RFID tag with the bar-coded tag in the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS).

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

Cross-referencing the data will mean that all of the events uploaded by the producer against the tag and the history of the animal will be maintained. Producers can log onto their accounts at www.clia.livestockid.ca to cross-reference tags or contact the CCIA office at 1-877-909-BEEF (2333).

NO PERSON SHALL TRANSPORT, OR CAUSE THE TRANSPORTATION OF, RECEIVE, OR CAUSE THE RECEPTION OF, AN ANIMAL THAT DOES NOT BEAR AN APPROVED TAG, except to an approved tagging site

You may apply to become an approved tagging site, and/or dealer of tags.
100% compliance is now mandatory and the 5% slippage rate is no longer in effect.
If you are an approved Tagging Facility all untagged animals must be tagged upon arrival.
CFIA staff have the authority to carry out random checks of cattle on your premises and may request to see your records.
CCIA tags must not be removed from an animal unless the number has been retired from the CCIA database as in the case of its death.
CCIA tags must not be re-used.

 

 
 
         
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