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Cattle inspection fee increases by 25 cents

Fee amount has been unchanged since 2012

Livestock Identification Services (LIS) has been given provincial approval to increase its cattle inspection fee to $1.50 per head from the current $1.25 per head. This fee increase is just the second in 24 years and was “supported by all sectors of the cattle industry.” Fees in both B.C. ($1.80/head) and Saskatchewan ($2.75/head) are higher. […] Read more

Gary Guichon, a provincial field supervisor in southern Alberta, is one of the inspectors with Livestock Identification Services.

Funding drop squeezes livestock agency

Livestock Identification Services is focusing on helping producers 
deal with new traceability requirements and its core duties

Alberta’s livestock inspection and identification organization says declining operating dollars, fewer staff, and losing its chief operating officer won’t stand in the way of meeting the needs of this province’s cattle producers. That confidence is particularly important right now, given the federal government’s anticipated regulatory amendments requiring national cattle movement reporting and the world market’s […] Read more