New Shearwell Indicator for Cervids

Shearwell have launched a newly approved RFID indicator for use with Cervids in Canada.

The Shearwell MET RFID Tag is supplied in boxes of 20 pairs – one indicator is a visual tag, and the second is for traceability.

The Shearwell indicator is a high-quality stainless-steel loop tag and is applied using  the dedicated Shearwll MET applicator.

The new Shearwell MET RFID Tags 20 pack and applicators are available to purchase direct from the CCIA web store – click here to order.

2023 Activity Report
CCIA to hold Retention Matters Webinar

In partnership with Canadian Cattlemen Magazine, the CCIA will be holding a live online webinar on Thursday April 4, 2024, at 5pm MDT. Guests will discuss the challenges of tag retention and offer their experience and advice on how we try to maintain a strong traceability system.

The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required as places are limited! To book your spot, please click here.

For those who attend the discussion in full, the CCIA will be thanking them with a 20% discount code for use in the CCIA web store, to be rewarded after the presentation.
Terms and conditions apply.

We hope you will join us!

Retention Matters: New Video Content Online!

Two new videos have been uploaded to the Retention Matters website.
The first “Why Retention Matters” gives a short introduction to the CCIA’s retention campaign, and the second, “CCIA Approved Applicators”, has CCIA’s Tag & Technology Manager, Paul Laronde, talk about the differences between the CCIA approved applicators available to livestock producers.

Both videos can be found here, under the “VIDEO” tab: Retention Matters Video


CCIA Welcomes New General Manager
CCIA Bids Farewell to Long Serving General Manager
2023 Traceability Data Project Report Summary now available
UHF tag numbers now supported in national tracking database

Retention Matters

Throughout 2024 the CCIA will be promoting its “Retention Matters” campaign – a national initiative aimed at providing new resources and support for industry, with the intention of improving tag retention in animals. Without good retention we cannot have traceability! Learn more by visiting

The CCIA is proud to support industry wherever it can, both keeping stakeholders informed and listening to their feedback.
Here are some of the key industry events taking place across Canada in 2024 >>

January – June Events

Annual Beef Industry Convention, ON, January 11 - 13, 2024
Manitoba Ag Days, MB, January 16 - 18, 2024
Canadian Bull Congress, AB, January 19 - 20, 2024
Foster's Peace Country Classic Agri-Show, AB, March 7 - 9, 2024
CCIA Retention Matters Webinar in Partnership with Canadian Cattlemen Magazine - April 4, 2024

CCIA Retention Matters Webinar in Partnership with Canadian Cattlemen Magazine – online event, pre-registration required. Thursday, April 4, 2024, 5pm MDT.
To book your place, please click here.

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