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One-stop cattle tag shopping

One-stop cattle tag shopping

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is reminding producers its tag store offers “competitive prices and all approved tag brands and breed-specific beef tags… and ordering directly allows CCIA to increase data integrity and traceability information chains.”  However, the agency’s database (the Canadian Livestock Tracking System) and its tag webstore are run independently, and so an […] Read more

Cattle ID agency names 2018 board of directors

Cattle ID agency names 2018 board of directors

Reading Time: < 1 minute A number of Albertans will serve on the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency board of directors and executive committee in 2018. The agency has 19 directors, who are appointed by member organizations, with five serving on the executive committee. Joining chair Mark Elford (Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association) on the executive are Albertans Howard Bekkering (Alberta Beef […] Read more


CCIA releases tag retention report

CCIA releases tag retention report

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency has released its final report on its tag retention project. The four-year study tracked 2,000 calves, 1,000 yearlings, and 700 cows with RFID ear tags. The overall tag retention rate for calves exceeded 96 per cent while tag retention for yearlings ranged from 98 to 100 per cent. However, the […] Read more

Cattle traceability symposium coming to Calgary

Cattle traceability symposium coming to Calgary

Two-day event to be held, Nov. 2–3

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency will hold the inaugural Traceability Symposium 2016 in Calgary on Nov. 2-3. The two-day event will address traceability’s role; regulations and compliance; challenges and solutions; other assurance systems; and lessons learned. It is expected to draw attendees from Canada, United States, European Union, Australia and New Zealand. Well-known food expert […] Read more


Changes come to traceability database

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency has enhanced the Canadian Livestock Tracking System database. The agency has enabled system users to submit an Import event for any foreign country tag ID numbers. The supported format is 15 digits in length, starting with the country code. Since current regulations only permit the farm of origin to age […] Read more

CCIA livestock tracking now en francais

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) has launched the new French version of the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS), now available online at www.clia.livestockid.ca The CLTS website will auto detect your computer browser’s language preference, the website then will show all text in this language. The functionality of the French language version of the CLTS […] Read more