Dairy Producer

National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Dairy producers across Canada are participating in identification for health initiative to ensure consumer confidence in our meat and milk industries and continued global (export) market access.
Identification of Animals Imported from the USA
For Better Retention – Ultraflex
Agri-Traçabilité Québec inc.
ATQi distributes Electronic ID tags to both dairy and beef producers within Quebec.

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

September 1, 2006
All Cattle leaving their herd of origin are to be tagged with a CCIA approved RFID tag.

Important Guidelines for Producers

The CCIA encourages all producers to replace lost tags at every possible intervention.
Tags should be applied according to manufacturer's directions.
If you apply a CCIA tag to an animal that is already tagged, the CCIA requires notification of the cross-referenced numbers.

CCIA tags should never be re-used.

Records of the ID number of re-tagged animals (ie. animals who have lost tags) should be kept along with any known information of where they came from.
CCIA tags should not be removed from an animal that is already tagged unless the number has been retired from the CCIA database as in the case of dead or exported animals.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced a regulatory amendment that requires all cattle to be tagged prior to leaving their farm of origin, including those going to community pasture, exhibition site, test station or veterinary clinic (unless going to an approved tagging site).



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