Who We Are


The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is an industry-initiated and led, not-for-profit organization incorporated to establish a national livestock identification program to support efficient trace back and containment of serious animal health and food safety concerns in the Canadian livestock industry.

While the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) provides full regulatory enforcement for animal identification as defined in the Health of Animals Regulations, the CCIA is a Responsible Administrator of the animal identification program and traceability initiatives for beef cattle, bison, sheep, and pending regulation, cervids and goats in Canada, (with the exception of Quebec where the CCIA only administers bison and goats).

As a Responsible Administrator, the CCIA wholly owns and manages the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.


CCIA Member Organizations


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