List of Responsible Administrators
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Federally, the Health of Animals Act governs livestock traceability activities in Canada. Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations outlines the identification and movement reporting requirements for cattle, bison, sheep and pigs.
Under the regulations, people who are in the possession, care or control of an animal, or the carcass of an animal, must report certain types of animal identification and movement information to the responsible administrator.
Under Part XV, the "responsible administrator" is defined as "
a person who is authorized by the Minister to receive information in relation to animals or things to which the Act or these Regulations apply, is listed on the Agency's web site as an administrator and administers a national identification program in relation to certain animals of all or part of one or more genera, species or subspecies that are located in one or more provinces" (definition amended on 1 July 2014).
Bison, bovine and ovine
The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is the administrator responsible for bison (animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the subspecies Bison bison bison, Bison bison athabascae or Bison bison bonasus), bovine (animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the species Bos taurus or Bos indicus) and ovine (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Ovis) under the livestock identification and traceability program. If you are a regulated party and would like more information on bison, bovine or ovine identification and movement reporting requirements, please contact the CCIA.
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
7646 - 8th Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8X4
Phone: 403-275-2083 - Call Centre hours are 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time), Monday to Friday
Regulated parties may report bison, bovine and ovine identification and movement information to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS), which is the database managed by the CCIA.
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is the administrator responsible for pigs (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Sus) under the livestock identification and traceability program. If you are a regulated party and would like more information on pig identification and movement reporting requirements, please contact PigTrace Canada, which is a program managed by the CPC, or one of the provincial pork producers association listed below.
Canadian Pork Council Head Office
900-220 Laurier Ave. W
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9
Canadian Pork Council PigTrace Office
28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 4G7
Customer Service and Tag Orders: 1-866-300-1825
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday to Thursday
Regulated parties may report pig identification and movement information to the PigTrace Canada information system:
PigTrace Canada information system
Provincial pork producers associations
British Columbia Pork Producers Association: 604-287-4647
Alberta Pork: 780-474-8288
Manitoba Pork Council: 204-237-7447
Ontario Pork: 519-767-4600
Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec: 450-679-0540
New Brunswick Pork: 506-458-8051
Pork Nova Scotia: 902-895-0581
PEI Pork: 902-892-4201
Organization that manages an animal identification system
Under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations, references are made an "organization that manages an animal identification system". Such a reference is made to an organization that is not officially recognized as an administrator, as it has not signed an agreement with the Minister, nor does it deliver a national animal identification program, as stipulated by the aforementioned definition.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) meets the criteria for an "organization that manages an animal identification and livestock traceability system". As such, bovine, ovine and cervid producers located in Quebec report identification and movement information specified under Part XV to the ATQ database.
555, boul. Roland-Therrien, suite 050
Longueuil (Québec) Canada J4H 4E8
Customer service provide by phone: 1-866-270-4319
Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Customer service provide by fax: 1-866-473-4033
Administration fax number: 1-866-679-6547
Regulated parties in Quebec may report animal identification and movement information to the ATQ database.
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