ATQ successfully launches its new SimpliTRACE application!

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is pleased to announce that the official launch of its new traceability Web application, named SimpliTRACE, has successfully been completed. In fact, March 14, 2016, will, from now on, mark a significant moment in ATQ history. The technological shift undertaken by ATQ throughout the past few years is now complete and represents an important evolution for the traceability sector at both the Quebec and Canadian level.

SimpliTRACE: a forward-thinking system founded on ATQ expertise

ATQ designed the SimpliTRACE application to replace its current data management system with a more efficient, state-of-the-art system to manage traceability data from Quebec. SimpliTRACE was developed on the basis of business intelligence from the traceability sector acquired over the past 14 years. The software architecture is based on an in-depth analysis of the main regulatory aspects in Quebec in terms of animal identification and traceability.

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Official launch of SimpliTRACE today!

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is proud to announce that its new traceability Web application is officially launched today, March 14, 2016. This new free application, named SimpliTRACE, replaces the ATQ Direct website.

As part of the launch of SimpliTRACE, and with the objective of optimizing the management of the Quebec traceability database, some new rules for transmitting data will be in effect. It should be noted that these new requirements do not modify in any way the Regulation respecting the identification and traceability of certain animals.

How to register?

To register with SimpliTRACE, you must contact ATQ Customer Service by telephone starting March 14th. By registering, you will be able to get access codes to SimpliTRACE, such as your username and password. It should be mentioned that your access codes for the ATQ Direct website will not be valid for SimpliTRACE. When registering, you must provide your ATQ stakeholder number and a valid email address. 

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From Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Toll free: 1 866 270-4319

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Beef Cattle Identification: A Specific Tag for the Limousin Breed will be Offered as of February 1st

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is announcing that a tag specifically intended for identifying Limousin beef cattle will be offered to Quebec producers, starting February 1st. This new Canadian-approved tag, much like the one used to identify Angus beef cattle, is distinguished by the pink parts on the back. Furthermore, the printing of Limousin on the two pieces of the visual tag, and printing of the Canadian Limousin Association logo on the back part of the electronic tag, will show that these cattle belong to this breed.

Already marketed in other Canadian provinces, the Limousin tag will now be sold in Quebec thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Canadian Limousin Association, the Association des Éleveurs de Limousin du Québec and the provider of livestock identification items, Allflex. 

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New versions of declaration forms for cattle and sheep sectors available as of January 11, 2016

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) announces that new versions of the declaration forms destined for the cattle and sheep sectors are available as of today. In anticipation of the launch of the SimpliTRACE application, which will take place in March 2016, it was necessary for ATQ to undertake a revision of these declaration forms. This step was taken not only to update these documents to reflect new rules for data transmission but also to provide access to tools that are now simpler to use.

New Data Transmission Rules in Effect

The new versions of the forms have been adapted in order to allow for the addition of certain types of data. For example, regarding information that must be transmitted, the application date of an ear tag is a mandatory piece of data that must be declared following this event or in the case of a replacement. In addition, the form now allows for the declaration of an animal that has disappeared if such an event occurred out on pasture or on a farming operation.

New Single Form for the Sheep Sector

For the sheep sector, this update translated into the design of a new single declaration form that replaces, in a definitive manner, the two forms that were available until this point. By using the new form, it is now possible to report the tagging or movement of an animal within the same document.

Aside from the advantage of having a single document to fill out for your declarations, the new form was put together with the aim of simplifying the transcription of information. The printing of the Canadian prefix (124000) as part of the ear tag number, the addition of items that can be check marked on the form as well as the standardization of instructions on the back of the form represent other improvements made to the document.

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Launch of simpliTRACE: The official release date delayed to March

Longueuil, December 18, 2015 – Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is announcing that the launch of its new traceability web application designed for the cattle, sheep and deer sectors is postponed by two months. Due to external factors and always with the intent to provide quality service, the launch of SimpliTRACE, initially scheduled for January 18, 2016, is postponed to March 2016.

ATQ invites you to visit its website at for more information on the launch as well as on how SimpliTRACE works.


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Ovine tags with the letter "D" will soon be available

** Notice to lamb producers**

We would like to remind you of the importance of checking your current inventory of ovine tags if you use marking with the letter for the current year.

The production of letter "C" tags will cease at the end of November.  So, you have until December 4 to order and pay for tags with this type of marking for any lambs born from now until the end of December, 2015.  As of Monday, December 7, the letter "C" ovine tags will no longer be available and will be replaced by letter "D" tags for any lambs born in January 2016 onwards.

Contact us immediately at 1 866 270-4319 for more information.

Agri-Traçabilité Québec would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Welcome to ATQ's improved website!

New look, new content, same address: ATQ's improved website is now online

Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is pleased to announce that an improved version of its website is now online.  The improvements made to the website allow ATQ to launch a portal with a fresh look as well as ergonomic and fucntional features that respond to the latest trends in terms of web design.

“The redesign of the ATQ website was initiated with the goal of improving visitors’ experience by offering better access to a multitude of information directories about the organization, its activities as well as the traceability sector,” highlights Lyne Ravary, the Director of Customer Service and Executive Assistant. The update will make it easier to find information, access documents and, in general, browse different pages on the website. 

Aesthetically pleasing and functional improvements

In addition to the important visual improvements, the platform’s “reactive” design represents an important evolution related to its functional qualities. In fact, from now on this innovation will ensure that the organization’s website will be optimized when displaying pages on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

New Web pages about the SimpliTRACE application

The website redesign is also an opportunity for ATQ to present a section about SimpliTRACE, the new traceability application that it has developed and will be launched in January 2016.

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Activity Report 2014-2015

2014 2015 couverture RAAgri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) held its annual General Meeting on June 18.  This meeting was an opportunity to look back on the activities carried out during the past year to prepare the launch of its new traceability platform called SimpliTRACE.  This meeting was also the place to highlight the contribution of the ATQ team to the national project of building a single database by the Canadian Agri-Traceability Services (CATS) organization, also known as TraceCanada.

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