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Overview of Requirements for Beef Producers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle need to be identified with an approved tag before leaving the farm of origin.
  • If you do not have proper equipment to identify your livestock safely, you can move your cattle to an approved tagging site to be identified. You will need to provide the tagging site with the approved tags to apply to your livestock. Find a tagging site near you.
  • If you receive an animal that is not identified with an approved tag, you must apply an approved tag to it. You may only apply approved tags that have issued to your site. You must keep records for a minimum of two years that include the identification number of the new tag and enough information about the animal to be able to trace its origin. Learn how to report a tag replacement event to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.
  • If you need to apply an approved tag to an animal or dead stock that already bears an approved/revoked tag, you must report the number of the new approved tag and the number of the previously approved tag to the CLTS database within 30 days of the new tag being applied. Learn how to report a tag cross-reference event to the CLTS database.
  • If you move dead stock off your site for disposal, the dead stock must be identified with an approved tag and you must report the tag using the retire event in the CLTS database. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

How to purchase approved animal indicators

CCIA Board Member Producer Associations – Beef
British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association
Alberta Beef Producers
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association
Manitoba Beef Producers
Beef Farmers of Ontario
Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec
Maritime Beef Council
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Overview of Requirements for Dairy Producers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle need to be identified with an approved tag before leaving the farm of origin.
  • If you do not have proper equipment to identify your livestock safely, you can move your cattle to an approved tagging site to be identified. You will need to provide the tagging site with the approved tags to apply to your livestock. Find a tagging site near you.
  • If you receive an animal that is not identified with an approved tag, you must apply an approved tag to it. You may only apply approved tags that have issued to your site. You must keep records for a minimum of two years that include the identification number of the new tag and enough information about the animal to be able to trace its origin. Learn how to report a tag replacement event to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.
  • If you need to apply an approved tag to an animal or dead stock that already bears an approved/revoked tag, you must report the number of the new approved tag and the number of the previously approved tag to the CLTS database within 30 days of the new tag being applied. Learn how to report a tag cross-reference event event to the CLTS database.
  • If you move dead stock off your site for disposal, the dead stock must be identified with an approved tag and you must report the tag using the retire event in the CLTS database. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

Learn about Dairy Farmers of Canada’proAction® initiative

How to purchase approved animal indicators for dairy:
- National Livestock Identification for Dairy

CCIA Board Member Producer Association – Dairy
Dairy Farmers of Canada

Overview of Requirements for Bison Producers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Bison need to be identified with an approved tag before leaving the farm of origin.
  • If you do not have proper equipment to identify your livestock safely, you can move your cattle to an approved tagging site to be identified. You will need to provide the tagging site with the approved tags to apply to your livestock. Find a tagging site near you.
  • If you receive an animal that is not identified with an approved tag, you must apply an approved tag to it. You may only apply approved tags that have issued to your site. You must keep records for a minimum of two years that include the identification number of the new tag and enough information about the animal to be able to trace its origin. Learn how to report a tag replacement event to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.
  • If you need to apply an approved tag to an animal or dead stock that already bears an approved/revoked tag, you must report the number of the new approved tag and the number of the previously approved tag to the CLTS database within 30 days of the new tag being applied. Learn how to report a tag cross-reference event to the CLTS database.
  • If you move dead stock off your site for disposal, the dead stock must be identified with an approved tag and you must report the tag using the retire event in the CLTS database. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

How to purchase approved animal indicators for bison:
- Canadian Bison Identification & Traceability

CCIA Board Member Producer Association – Bison
Canadian Bison Association

Overview of Requirements for Sheep Producers: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Sheep need to be identified with an approved tag before leaving the farm of origin.
  • If you receive an animal that is not identified with an approved tag, you must apply an approved tag to it. You may only apply approved tags that have issued to your site. You must keep records for a minimum of two years that include the identification number of the new tag and enough information about the animal to be able to trace its origin. Learn how to report a tag replacement event to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.
  • If you need to apply an approved tag to an animal or dead stock that already bears an approved/revoked tag, you must report the number of the new approved tag and the number of the previously approved tag to the CLTS database within 30 days of the new tag being applied. Learn how to report a tag cross-reference event to the CLTS database.
  • If you move dead stock off your site for disposal, the dead stock must be identified with an approved tag and you must report the tag using the retire event in the CLTS database. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

Canadian Sheep Federation  is CCIA Board Member Producer Association.

To purchase approved animal indicators for sheep, visit their website for authorized distributors across Canada.

Canadian National Goat Federation has selected CCIA to be its Responsible Administrator ahead of proposed livestock traceability regulations that may include goats in the livestock traceability category of ruminants.

CCIA is customizing a goat-species specific section within the web store for goat producers.

At present, goat producers are preparing for the proposed regulations by confirming or acquiring a PID from a provincial/territorial registry and confirming or setting-up a CLTS database account.

How to purchase animal indicators for goats:
- Contact CCIA’s toll-free order desk at 1-877-909-2333 or online at tags.canadaid.ca

CCIA Board Member Producer Association – Goats
Canadian National Goat Federation

Canadian Cervid Alliance has selected CCIA to be its Responsible Administrator ahead of proposed livestock traceability regulations that may include cervid in the livestock traceability category of ruminants.

CCIA is customizing a cervid-species specific section within the web store for cervid producers.

At present, cervid producers are preparing for the proposed regulations by confirming or acquiring a PID from a provincial/territorial registry and confirming or setting-up a CLTS database account.

How to purchase animal indicators for cervid:
- Contact CCIA’s toll-free order desk at 1-877-909-2333 or online at tags.canadaid.ca

CCIA Board Member Producer Association - Cervid
Canadian Cervid Alliance