Metallic safety tags for beef and dairy cattle, available from ATQ

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is announcing that, effective October 27, 2017, cattle producers in Quebec will be able to order the Ketchum Kurl-Lock No. 2 metal safety tags that will carry the same last nine digits as the animal’s official tags.

ATQ would like to underline that these are unofficial tags and complementary to the regulatory tags. This identifier in no way removes the obligation for cattle producers to identify their animals with the two official bovine sector tags, which are the RFID-type electronic tag and the Ultraflex visual tag.

It should be noted that this additional tag must bear the same number as the official tags. When producers place their orders for metal safety tags at ATQ, a Customer Service agent will make sure that the numbers in their order correspond to the numbers that are already in their file, or that the order is matched with a new order of official tags.

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