Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) and La Financière agricole du Québec (FADQ) are pleased to announce that a new version of the cattle production declaration form is now available. It should be noted that the improvements made to this form did not result in any changes in the nature of the declarations and the information to be transmitted to these organizations.
The Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) Board of Directors has announced its decision to end the ASRA program payment method for sheep ear tags. It should be noted that this payment option will no longer be offered as of March 14, 2014.
The production of ovine tags with the letter "A" will cease at the end of November. We would like to remind to lamb producers that, for lambings anticipated between now and the end of December 2013, they have until December 6 to order and pay ear tags with the letter of the current year.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) announces that FDX electronic identification tags will be reintroduced to the market as of Novembre 4th, 2013. Similar to HDX tags that will continue to be available, the FDX tag is also an Ultraflex tag and meets the ISO 11784 and 11785 Standards.