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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

This year’s wildfire season in B.C. was the worst on record and put emergency response systems — including premises ID — to the test.

Premises ID helped reduce livestock death toll during B.C. wildfires

B.C. struggled to get ranches registered but producers now realize how valuable 
traceability is, says cattlemen’s association

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you want to know the true value of the premises identification system, look no further than our neighbours to the west. “Up until this point, premises ID has been sold to us on the basis of animal health and tracking so that if there’s a disease outbreak, we have the contacts in place to […] 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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