We’re proud to celebrate CCIA’s 25th anniversary in 2023 and share the story of an agency that was built for industry by industry. Part one of our history looks back at the ground-breaking work of our earliest pioneers.

Part 1: Canada’s Traceability Pioneers

Tracing back a quarter century of livestock identification The evolution of the national ID and traceability ...
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UHF tag numbers now supported in national tracking database
Best practices for applying tags/animal indicators in cattle

These tag application best practices apply to all approved CCIA tags.

NEW! Reader Comparison Booklet - How to choose the right mobile RFID reader for your operation

NEW! Reader Comparison Booklet – How to choose the right mobile RFID reader for your operation

2021-12-06 Introducing Shearwell and Destron V2
2021-12-06 Introducing Shearwell and Destron V2
CCIA Reader List
CCIA Reader List
2020-11-12 CLTS MOBO Enhancements
2020-11-12 CLTS MOBO Enhancements



One of the many ways we connect with industry is by attending events, as time and resources permit. Here are some of the events we are planning to attend in 2023.

Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM, February 22-23, 2023

Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM

February 22 – February 23, Toronto, ON

Ag-Expo & North American Seed Fair, February 28-March 2, 2023

Ag-Expo & North American Seed Fair

February 28 – March 2


Animal Identification
Premises Identification
Animal Movement

Canada’s traceability program, led by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is designed and developed for the containment and eradication of animal disease.


A free and portable version of the CLTS for mobile devices.


No high speed internet? No problem! The CLTS Lite is made for you.

CLTS Login

Explore a national traceability database, the Canadian Livestock Tracking System.

CLTS Resource Centre

Learn how to use the CLTS easily and effectively.

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Learn more about traceability and the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

Premises ID

A Premises Identification number is a way of linking livestock to land location.

CCIA Webstore

The web store offers a wide variety of products, competitive prices and all approved tag brands in one place.

Tag and Tag Accessories Catalogue

Your one-stop, digital shop, open 24-7 for all things tag related.

CLTS Statistics

(as of February 6, 2023)

# of Tags Sold

Valid Premises IDs

Move In

Move Out

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