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.
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.