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.
The Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) Board of Directors has announced its decision to end the cost-sharing measure applicable to the cattle identification and traceability system chargeable fees. ATQ also announced that this decision will result in a price modification of bovine tags as of September 30, 2013.
In collaboration with the Financière agricole du Québec (FADQ), a simplified checklist has been developed to facilitate traceability and livestock insurance tasks to feeder calve and lamb producers that are insured to ASRA program.