Intermediate Sites

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep at Intermediate Sites – Auctions, Buying Stations and Assembly Yards: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep need to be identified with an approved tag when they arrive at your site.
  • If an animal bearing an approved/revoked tag dies on site, you must keep a record of the identification number on the approved tag for a minimum of two years.
  • Public sales, auctions and markets of livestock are responsible for keeping a record of the complete legal names and addresses of consignors for every animal received and of purchasers for every animal sold for a minimum of two years.
  • 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.
  • Tagging Sites: The operator of an auction mart, fair or assembly yard may voluntarily request to be recognized as a tagging site for the identification of cattle and/or bison. Learn more about requirements for tagging sites.
  • 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 within 30 days. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

 

CCIA Board Member Association – Auction Marts

Livestock Markets of Canada

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep at Intermediate Sites – Feedlots and Backgrounders: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep need to be identified with an approved tag when they arrive at your site.
  • If an animal bearing an approved/revoked tag dies on site, you must keep a record of the identification number on the approved tag for a minimum of two years.
  • Public sales, auctions and markets of livestock are responsible for keeping a record of the complete legal names and addresses of consignors for every animal received and of purchasers for every animal sold for a minimum of two years.
  • 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.
  • Tagging Sites: The operator of an auction mart, fair or assembly yard may voluntarily request to be recognized as a tagging site for the identification of cattle and/or bison. Learn more about requirements for tagging sites.
  • 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 within 30 days. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

 

CCIA Board Member Associations – Feedlots

Alberta Cattle Feeders Association

National Cattle Feeders Association

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep at Intermediate Sites – Community Pastures:
Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Operators of community pastures should encourage their patrons to identify their cattle, bison and sheep with an approved tag when they arrive at your site. Cattle, bison and sheep must be identified with an approved tag prior to leaving the farm of origin or any livestock premises.
  • If an animal bearing an approved/revoked tag dies on site, you must keep a record of the identification number on the approved tag for a minimum of two years.
  • Operators of community pastures must keep a record of the animals received for a minimum of two years.
  • If an operator of a community pasture receives an animal that is not identified with an approved tag, the operator must apply an approved tag to it. The operator may only apply approved tags that have issued to his/her 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.
  • Tagging Sites: The operator of an auction mart, fair or assembly yard may voluntarily request to be recognized as a tagging site for the identification of cattle and/or bison. Learn more about requirements for tagging sites.
  • 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 within 30 days. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

 

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep at Intermediate Sites – Veterinary Clinics:
Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep need to be identified with an approved tag when they arrive at your site.
  • If an animal bearing an approved/revoked tag dies on site, you must keep a record of the identification number on the approved tag for a minimum of two years.
  • 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.
  • Tagging Sites: The operator of an auction mart, fair or assembly yard may voluntarily request to be recognized as a tagging site for the identification of cattle and/or bison. Learn more about requirements for tagging sites.
  • 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 within 30 days. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

 

CCIA Board Member Associations – Veterinary

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep – Importers: Livestock Identification and
Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep that will be imported need to be identified with an approved tag. Importers must identify all imported cattle, bison and sheep with an approved Canadian tag before import, or as soon as they are received in Canada. All import records for cattle, bison and sheep must be kept for a minimum of two years. Cattle bison and sheep do not need to be identified with an approved tag if they are imported for immediate slaughter.
  • Importers must report the ID number on the animal’s approved tag and enough information about the animal to allow its origin to be traced to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System database within
    • 30 days for cattle
    • 60 days for bison
    • 7 days for sheep

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep – Exporters: Livestock Identification and
Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep that will be moved off premises for export needs to be identified with an approved tag.
  • Exporters must ensure all cattle, bison and sheep intended for export are identified with an approved Canadian tag. Exporters may not remove an approved Canadian tag from an animal that is being exported and/or replace an existing approved tag with another tag (e.g., the Health of Animals Act tag).
  • Exporters of cattle or bison must report the identification numbers of the approved tags of the cattle and bison you have exported to the CLTS database within 30 days.
  • There is no mandatory requirement to report exported sheep.

Overview of Requirements for Cattle, Bison and Sheep at Intermediate Sites –
4-H Clubs, Exhibitions, Rodeos: Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

  • Cattle, bison and sheep need to be identified with an approved tag when they arrive at your site.
  • If an animal bearing an approved/revoked tag dies on site, you must keep a record of the identification number on the approved tag for a minimum of two years.
  • Public sales, auctions and markets of livestock are responsible for keeping a record of the complete legal names and addresses of consignors for every animal received and of purchasers for every animal sold for a minimum of two years.
  • 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.
  • Tagging Sites: The operator of an auction mart, fair or assembly yard may voluntarily request to be recognized as a tagging site for the identification of cattle and/or bison. Learn more about requirements for tagging sites.
  • 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 within 30 days. Learn how to report a tag retire event in the CLTS database.

Learn more about the general requirements for livestock identification and traceability from Canadian Food Inspection Agency

View the list of Approved Animal Indicators

How to purchase approved animal indicators

Learn about best practices for maximizing retention of approved animal indicators

Find a tagging site near you

CLTS Forms

Livestock traceability rebate programs available

Confirm or obtain a valid, premises identification (PID) number for your livestock site from a regional PID registry.

Proposed livestock traceability regulatory amendments indicate all livestock sites will need a valid PID number to record and report animal movement events in the near future. Learn more about how industry’s early adopters can prepare.

Learn how to submit reportable events using our full array of CLTS database user instructions, video tutorials and templates.

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