Approved Animal Indicators

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Context

Identification and movement recording and reporting requirements for animals are covered under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations. The approval of animal indicators is guided by the Animal Indicator Approval and Revocation Framework available upon request at: trace@inspection.gc.ca.

Recommendations for the approval of animal indicators are made by responsible administrators.

Markings on approved animal indicators

Animal indicators approved under the national Livestock Identification and Traceability program must bear the trademark of the responsible administrator or country designation under ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 standard ("CA" for Canada) and, an identification number unique to the animal or to a group of animals.

Trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Figure 1: Trade-mark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA), administrator responsible for the bison, bovine and ovine components of the National Livestock Identification and Traceability Program
Trademark of PigTrace
Figure 2: Trade-mark of PigTrace, an agency of the Canadian Pork Council, administrator responsible for the pig component of the National Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

Identification number unique to an animal

Identification numbers unique to an animal must follow the ISO 11784 standard (see Figure 3).

Figure 3: ISO 11784 standard number format

Picture - Figure 3: ISO 11784 standard number format. Description follows.
Description of image - Figure 3

The image shows the number "124 000 123456789" to demonstrate the ISO 11784 standard made of 15 digits. The first three digits represent the country code following the ISO 3166-1 numeric standard ("124" for Canada). The following three digits "000" are managed by the CFIA, and indicate a range that may designate animal breed; this is currently not used. The last nine digits ("123456789") represent the identification number unique to an animal in a given country.

One of the requirements of the ISO 11784 standard is for the Competent Authority (the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - CFIA) "to ensure the uniqueness of the national identification code. If necessary number series may be allocated to species and/or manufacturers, but this will not be standardized. Ideally every country should maintain a central database in which all issued codes are stored, together with a reference to the database where the information concerning the associated animal can be retrieved".

To ensure the uniqueness, the CFIA has allocated ranges of identification numbers based on species (see Table 1).

Table 1: Ranges of ISO 11784 standard identification numbers per animal species

Bovine:
124,000,000,000,001 – 124,000,299,999,999
Bison:
124,000,300,000,000 – 124,000,304,999,999
Ovine:
124,000,310,000,000 - 124,000,319,999,999
124,000,500,000,000 - 124,000,549,999,999
Cervid:
124,000,330,000,000 - 124,000,334,999,999
Caprine:
124,000,340,000,000 - 124,000,344,999,999
Pig:
124,000,400,000,000 - 124,000,499,999,999
Equine:
124,000,550,000,000 - 124,000,559,999,999

Identification number unique to a group of animals

A herd mark is made up of five (5) alpha-numeric characters and corresponds to an identification number unique to a group of animals that originate from the same site. Currently, herd marks may only be issued to identify groups of pigs. Table 2 provides information on the herd mark allocation for pigs.

Table 2: Pig herd mark allocation

Province Herd mark range
Newfoundland and Labrador 9xyx4
Nova Scotia 6xyx9
Prince Edward Island {0-4}xyx2
New Brunswick 7xyx4
Quebec {0-8}xyx0
xxyx1
xxyx3
Ontario xxyx5
xxyx7
{1-5}xyx9
Manitoba xxyx8
{5-7}xyx2
Saskatchewan {0-6}xyx4
Exyx4
Vxyx4
Alberta xxyx6
British Columbia 9xyx0
Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories 8xyx4

x: a letter or a digit; y: a digit, D or E

Foreign animal indicators deemed equivalent to Canadian approved indicators

Foreign animal indicators deemed equivalent by the CFIA to indicators approved under the Canadian livestock identification and traceability program are considered to be approved under the Health of Animals Regulations. As such, bison, bovine, ovine and pigs imported to Canada and bearing equivalent foreign animal indicators are not required to be identified with a Canadian approved indicator when imported. Hereafter is a list of foreign animal indicators considered approved under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations:

  • Electronic ear tags (either half-duplex or full-duplex frequency) with an official identification number following the ISO 11784 standard, which includes the code of the country where the indicator was issued following the ISO 3166-1 numeric standard that are applied to bison and bovine imported from a foreign country;
  • Non-electronic and electronic (either half-duplex or full-duplex frequency) ear tags with an official identification number following the ISO 11784 standard, which includes the code of the country where the indicator was issued following the ISO 3166-1 numeric standard that are applied to ovine imported from a foreign country;
  • Non-electronic and electronic (either half-duplex or full-duplex frequency) ear tags with an official identification number following the ISO 11784, which include the code of the country where the indicator was issued following the ISO 3166-1 numeric standard that are applied to pigs and farmed wild boars imported from a foreign country;
  • Slap tattoos with an official identification number allocated to a herd or location that is unique in Canada and the United States of America, and that are applied to pigs and farmed wild boars imported from the United States of America for immediate slaughter, and;
  • Sub-cutaneous microchips with an official identification number following the ISO 11784 standard, with includes a manufacturer's code or the code of the country where the indicator was issued following the ISO 3166-1 numeric standard that are applied to pigs and farmed wild boars imported from a foreign country for research, entertainment or for a person's company.

Approved indicators (tags) for bovine

The means of identifying animals listed below are approved tags for bovine and approved indicators for bovine (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the species Bos taurus or Bos indicus).

Approved technology: HDX and FDX

Approved manner to identify: ear tag with marking and identification number unique to the animal facing forward

Scope of approval: the indicators listed under this section are approved for all types of domestic movement of bovine and bovine carcasses, and their export.

Historical information on the approval of tags and indicators for bovine:
Date of revision Description of revision
Between December 2000 and November 2010 Approval of tags BOV-00-00 (bar-coded), BOV-01-01, BOV-01-02, BOV-01-03, BOV-01-04, BOV-01-05, BOV-01-06, BOV-01-07, BOV-01-07A, BOV-01-08, BOV-02-01, BOV-03-01, BOV-04-01, BOV-04-02, BOV-01-09, BOV-01-10, BOV-01-11, BOV-01-16, BOV-01-17, BOV-01-18, BOV-01-19, BOV-01-20
2011-03-13

Addition of BOV-04-02 as an approved tag

CFIA code for tag BOV-04-01 modified

Revised manufacturer's code for BOV-01-03

Revised manufacturer's code for BOV-01-05

Notification that tags BOV-01-16, BOV-01-17, BOV-01-18 and BOV-01-19 are no longer sold and gradually being phased out of the program

Approval of tags BOV-01-21, BOV-01-22, BOV-01-23, BOV-01-24, BOV-01-25, BOV-01-26, BOV-01-27 and BOV-01-28

2011-08-05

Approval of tag BOV-01-03A (now BOV-01-24)

Modification of pictures for BOV-01-20

2011-09-22

CFIA code for tag BOV-01-03A modified

CFIA code for tags BOV-01-21, BOV-01-22, BOV-01-23, BOV-01-24, BOV-01-25, BOV-01-26, BOV-01-27 BOV-01-28 modified

Approval of tags BOV-01-21C, BOV-01-22C, BOV-01-23C, BOV-01-24C and BOV-02-02

2012-03-20

Approval of tags BOV-01-26A and BOV-01-26B

Notification that tags BOV-01-12, BOV-01-13, BOV-01-14 and BOV-01-15 are no longer sold and gradually being phased out of the program

2013-04-22

CFIA code for tags BOV-01-21B, BOV-01-22B, BOV-01-23B, BOV-01-24B, BOV-01-25B, BOV-01-26B modified

Approval of tags BOV-01-21D and BOV-01-21E

2015-02-09

Notification that tags BOV-01-02, BOV-01-07, BOV-01-08, BOV-01-10, BOV-01-11, BOV-01-20, BOV-01-21A, BOV-01-21D, BOV-01-21E, BOV-01-22A, BOV-01-23A, BOV-01-24A, BOV-01-26A, BOV-01-26B, and BOV-05-01 are no longer sold and gradually being phased out of the program

Approval of tags BOV-01-03A, BOV-01-07A, BOV-01-24A, BOV-01-27, BOV-01-28, BOV-01-29, BOV-01-30, BOV-01-32, BOV-01-33, BOV-01-34, BOV-01-35, BOV-01-36, BOV-01-37, BOV-05-02

2015-10-15 Approval of tags BOV-01-38, BOV-01-39 and BOV-01-40
2015-11-19 Approval of tag BOV-01-03B
2016-08-24 Approval of tag BOV-01-03C
2017-04-03 Approval of tag BOV-01-03D
2017-11-20 Approval of tags BOV-05-03, BOV-08-01A, BOV-08-01B

Ear tags

Organization allocating identification numbers: Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Manufacturer: Allflex

BOV-01-01 CCIA ISO FDX/Small set; manufacturer's code: F11S11000000

BOV-01-02 CCIA ISO HDX/Small set; manufacturer's code: CA-E11S110000001 Footnote 1

BOV-01-03 CCIA ISO FDX2/Small set; manufacturer's code: CA-B11S11000000

BOV-01-03A CCIA ISO FDX2/Small set; recommended for Limousin breed; manufacturer's code: LM-G11S71000000

BOV-01-03B CCIA ISO FDX+ Tag recommended for Gelbvieh breed; manufacturer's code: GB-G11S31000000

BOV-01-03C CCIA ISO FDX+ Tag recommended for Hereford breed; manufacturer's code: HF-G11S61000000

BOV-01-03D CCIA ISO FDX+ Tag recommended for Simmental breed; manufacturer's code: SM-G11S51000000-25

BOV-01-04 CCIA recommended for Angus breed/Small Set; FDX; manufacturer's code: CG-F11S41000000

BOV-01-05 CCIA recommended for Angus breed/Small Set; FDX+; manufacturer's code: CG-B11S41000000

BOV-01-06 CCIA recommended for Charolais breed/Small Set; manufacturer's code: CC-F11S21000000

BOV-01-07 New Brunswick/Junior Large/Junior set; manufacturer's code: NEJ21L23J23/J22L22J231 Footnote 1

BOV-01-07A New Brunswick/Junior Large/Junior set; manufacturer's code: NEA21J21L23J23

BOV-01-08 BIO (Ontario) – Regular EID set; manufacturer's code: BE21J31X31J311 Footnote 1

BOV-01-25 CCIA FDX Plus Ultra EID Tag; manufacturer's code: G11S11000000

BOV-01-27 CCIA Combo Tag MaxiEID; manufacturer's code: CA-GX23L23000000

BOV-01-37 CCIA ISO HDX/Small set; manufacturer's code: CA-EA11S11000000

Manufacturer: Destron Fearing

BOV-02-01 Destron Fearing etag FDX TX 12202 (CAESet2206L) Footnote 1

BOV-02-02 Destron Fearing FDX Plus Ultra EID Tag; manufacturer's code: 727-5008-02

Manufacturer: Reyflex

BOV-03-01 Reyflex Tag

Manufacturer: Y-Tex

BOV-04-01 Y-Tex TechStar II tag FDX; Model 8112124020

BOV-04-02 Y-Tex TechStar II tag FDX; Model 8112124 Footnote 1

Manufacturer: Zee Tag

BOV-05-01 Zee Tag FDX RFID tag; Model RF-5907T60HAYE02 Footnote 1

BOV-05-02 Zee Tag FDX FET RFID tag; Model 700-2401-054

BOV-05-03 Zee Tag FDX-B RFID tag recommended for Hereford breed; manufacturer's code: 100KIT M204 red/F218 FDX-B EM4305 yellow

Manufacturer: Datamars Temple

BOV-08-01A Datamars Temple ComfortEar Tag FDX-B; manufacturer's code: 700 2004-212 and 700 2004-213

BOV-08-01B Datamars Temple ComfortEar Tag HDX; manufacturer's code: 700 2004-214 and 700 2004-215

Organization allocating identification numbers: National Livestock Identification for Dairy

Manufacturer: Allflex

BOV-01-09 Holstein Canada Regular EID – full set; manufacturer's code: HAC CE22J23L22L23

BOV-01-10 Holstein Canada Regular EIDEID couple; manufacturer's code: HAC CE22J23000000 (also referred to CE22J23X23L23 and CE22J23L22L23 if purchased with a non-RFID secondary tag bearing the same identification number) Footnote 1

BOV-01-11 Holstein Canada Regular EIDEID Replacement; manufacturer's code: HAC RE22J23000000 Footnote 1

BOV-01-21D Holstein Canada Ultraflex Tag - HDX; manufacturer's code: CE22U23U22U23 (marking 1) Footnote 1

BOV-01-21E Holstein Canada Ultraflex Tag - HDX, Replacement; manufacturer's code: RE22U23000000 (marking 1) Footnote 1

BOV-01-26A Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – full set; manufacturer's code: CDX23L23X23L23 Footnote 1

BOV-01-26B Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – EID Replacement; manufacturer's code: RDX23L23000000 Footnote 1

BOV-01-32 Holstein Canada Regular EIDEID couple; manufacturer's code: CEA22J23000000 (also referred to CEA22J23L22L23 or CEA22J23X23L23 if purchased with a non-RFID secondary tag bearing the same identification number)

BOV-01-33 Holstein Canada Ultraflex Tag - HDX; manufacturer's code: CEA22U23U22U23 (marking 1)

BOV-01-34 Holstein Canada Ultraflex Tag - HDX, Replacement; manufacturer's code: REA22U23000000 (marking 1)

BOV-01-35 Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – full set; manufacturer's code: CEX23L23X23L23

BOV-01-36 Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – EID Replacement; manufacturer's code: REX23L23000000

BOV-01-40 Holstein Canada Combo, panel and Ultraflex male part; manufacturer's code: CUXU23UX23U23

Organization allocating identification numbers: Agri-Traçabilité Québec

Manufacturer: Allflex

BOV-01-16 ATQ Regular Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 1) Footnote 1

BOV-01-17 ATQ Regular Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 2) Footnote 1

BOV-01-18 ATQ Regular Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 3) Footnote 1

BOV-01-19 ATQ Tag recommended for Angus breed, HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV029/030 Footnote 1

BOV-01-21A ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 1) Footnote 1

BOV-01-21B ATQ Ultraflex Tag – FDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 1)

BOV-01-21C ATQ FDX Plus Ultra EID; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 1)

BOV-01-22A ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 2) Footnote 1

BOV-01-22B ATQ Ultraflex Tag – FDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 2)

BOV-01-22C ATQ FDX Plus Ultra EID; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 2)

BOV-01-23A ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 3) Footnote 1

BOV-01-23B ATQ Ultraflex Tag – FDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 3)

BOV-01-23C ATQ FDX Plus Ultra EID; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 3)

BOV-01-24A ATQ Ultraflex Tag - HDX, recommended for Angus breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV035/036 Footnote 1

BOV-01-24B ATQ Ultraflex Tag - HDX, recommended for Angus breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV045/046

BOV-01-24C ATQ FDX Plus Ultra EID, recommended for Angus breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV055/056

BOV-01-28 ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 1)

BOV-01-29 ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 2)

BOV-01-30 ATQ Ultraflex Tag – HDX; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 3)

BOV-01-31 ATQ Ultraflex Tag - HDX, recommended for Angus breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV065/066

BOV-01-38 ATQ Ultraflex Tag; HDX, recommended for Limousin breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV035L

BOV-01-39 ATQ Ultraflex Tag; FDX, recommended for Limousin breed; manufacturer's code: ATQBOV045L

CFIA code: BOV-01-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CA-F11S11000000
Name, other reference CCIA ISO FDX/Small set
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 5.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-01-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CA-E11S11000000
Name, other reference CCIA ISO HDX/Small set
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note as of January 2015, this tag is gradually being phased-out of the program and replaced by BOV-01-37 which has the same markings but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-02. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-02

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-01-03

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CA-B11S11000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-03. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-03

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-01-03A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code LM-G11S71000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and pink male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note The indicator is recommended for the Limousin breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-03A. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-03A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and pink, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the pink Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a large "L" with a small outline of a maple leaf superimposed on the top-right of the letter to indicate Limousin.

CFIA code: BOV-01-03B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code GB-G11S31000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and orange male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-11-19
Note The indicator is recommended for the Gelbvieh breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-3B. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-03B

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and orange, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the orange Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a large "G" with the word "Gelbvieh" underneath to indicate Gelbvieh breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-03C

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code HF-G11S61000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and red male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2016-08-24
Note The indicator is recommended for the Hereford breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-03C. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-03C

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and red, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the red Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows an outline of a maple leaf with the letter "H" superimposed on the lower right side to indicate Hereford breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-03D

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code SM-G11S51000000-25
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX2 ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and blue male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2017-04-03
Note The indicator is recommended for the Simmental breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-03D. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-03D

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and blue, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the blue Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows an outline of the letter "S" that has part of an outline of a maple leaf on the upper left corner of the letter, and the word "Simmental" in the curve on the right side of the letter indicate Simmental breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-04

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CG-F11S41000000
Name, other reference CCIA Angus/small set
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and green male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-04. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-04

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and green, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 5.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the number "01" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the green Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a stylized letter "A" with the word "Angus" underneath to indicate Angus breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-05

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CG-B11S41000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and green male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-05. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-05

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and green, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the number "01" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the green Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a stylized letter "A" with the word "Angus" underneath to indicate Angus breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-06

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CC-F11S21000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part and white male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note The indicator is recommended for the Charolais breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-06. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-06

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow and white, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 5.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the number "03" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a letter "C" to indicate Charolais breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-07

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code NE21J21L23J23
Name, other reference New Brunswick tag
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour white
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015 and replaced by BOV-01-07A which has the same markings but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-07. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-07

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of New Brunswick followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of New Brunswick with the number "29999 9999" below it.

CFIA code: BOV-01-07A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code NEA21J21L23J23
Name, other reference New Brunswick tag
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour white
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-07 but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-07A. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-07A

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the logo for the province of New Brunswick followed by the letter "E" and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of New Brunswick with the number "29999 9999" below it.

CFIA code: BOV-01-08

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code BE21J31X32J31
Name, other reference Beef Improvement Ontario (BIO)
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-08. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-08

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the yellow, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the yellow, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Ontario with the identification number "124 000 299 999 999" below it.

CFIA code: BOV-01-25

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code G11S11000000
Name, other reference FDX+ Ultra EID Tag
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2011-08-05
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-25. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-25

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.4 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-01-27

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CA-GX23L23000000
Name, other reference Beef cattle Combo Tag MaxiEID
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-27. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-27

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular and triangular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "A" followed by the number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the large, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 5.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-37

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CA-EA11S11000000
Name, other reference Beef HDX, small set
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-02 but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-37. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-37

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-02-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Destron Fearing
Manufacturer's code CAESet2206L
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-02-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-02-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front of the EID couple (weight: tag and stud 10 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the front part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with an image of a Quick Response barcode followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male - Back of the EID couple (weight: tag and stud 10 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-02-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Destron Fearing
Manufacturer's code 727-5008-02
Name, other reference Ultra
Technology and manner to identify Ear tag, FDX+
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2011-09-22
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-02-02. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-02-02

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.4 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with an image of a Quick Response barcode followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-03-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Reyflex
Manufacturer's code n/a
Name, other reference Model ReyFid Button
Technology and manner to identify Electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-02-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-03-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID set. The first row contains 3 images of the female part of the set (thickness 4.0mm, weight 5.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the male part of the set (thickness 1.2mm, weight 1.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-04-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Y-Tex
Manufacturer's code 8112124020
Name, other reference Y-Tex TechStar II
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-04-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-04-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular RFID tag. The first row contains 3 images of the female part of the RFID tag and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the male button of the RFID tag and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-04-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Y-Tex
Manufacturer's code 8112124
Name, other reference Y-Tex TechStar II
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-04-02. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-04-02

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow RFID tag. The first row contains 3 images of the female part of the RFID tag that is teardrop-shaped, and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 (the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species) with the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency below it. The second row contains one image of the circular male part of the RFID tag and shows only the front view of the male part (there is no image for the rear and profile/side view). The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-05-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Zee Tag
Manufacturer's code RF-5907T60HAYE02
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2005-06-27
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015. Has been replaced by BOV-05-02 which has the same markings but has a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-05-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-05-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular RFID tag. The first row contains 3 images of the female part of the RFID tag and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the male part of the RFID tag and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-05-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Zee Tag
Manufacturer's code 700-2401-054
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-05-02. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-05-02

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 5.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-05-03

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Zee Tag
Manufacturer's code 100KIT M204 red /F218 FDX-B EM4305 yellow
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow female part, red male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note The indicator is recommended for the Hereford breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-05-03. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-05-03

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow female part and a red male part of a EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 5.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the red Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows a large "H" with a small outline of a maple leaf superimposed on the top-right of the letter to indicate Hereford.

CFIA code: BOV-08-01A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Datamars Temple
Manufacturer's code 700 2004-212 (with 25 units)
700 2004-213 (with 100 units)
Name, other reference Comfort Ear Tag
Technology and manner to identify FDX-B ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-08-01A. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-08-01A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front of the EID couple (weight: 6.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the front part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with an image of a Quick Response barcode followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male - Back of the EID couple (weight: 1.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-08-01B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Datamars Temple
Manufacturer's code 700 2004-214 (with 25 units)
700 2004-215 (with 100 units)
Name, other reference Comfort Ear Tag
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour Yellow, with black female part bottom
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-08-01B. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-08-01B

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple, with a black female part bottom. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front of the EID couple (weight: 7.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the front part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with an image of a Quick Response barcode followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male - Back of the EID couple (weight: 1.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency.

CFIA code: BOV-01-09

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CE22J23L22L23
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Regular EID – full set
Technology and manner to identify RFID ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-09. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-09

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-10

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CE22J23000000 (also referred to CE22J23X23L23 and CE22J23L22L23 if purchased with a non-RFID secondary tag bearing the same identification number)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify RFID ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and is being replaced by BOV-01-32 which has the same markings but a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-02-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-10

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-11

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code RE22J23000000
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Regular EIDEID Retagging
Technology and manner to identify RFID ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015. Replacement tag.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-11. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-11

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the letter "R" and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-21D

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CE22U23U22U23
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2013-04-22
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015 and replaced by BOV-01-33 which has the same markings but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-21D. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-21D

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-21E

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code RE22U23000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour white
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2013-04-22
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and replaced by BOV-01-34 which has the same markings but with a new inlay. Replacement tag.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-21E. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-21E

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the letter "R" and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-26A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CDX23L23X23L23
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – full set
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2012-03-20
Note The approval of this resulted from a chip replacement of tag BOV-01-12. This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015 and replaced by BOV-01-35 which has the same markings but a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-26A. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-26A

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.3 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "A" followed by the number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the large, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 5.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-26B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code RDX23L23000000
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – EID Replacement
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2012-03-20
Note The approval of this tag resulted from a chip replacement of tag BOV-01-15. This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and replaced by BOV-01-36 which has the same markings but with a new inlay. Replacement tag.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-26B. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-26B

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark for the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "A" followed by number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the large, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 5.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the letter "R" and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-32

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CEA22J23000000 (also referred to CEA22J23L22L23 or CEA22J23X23L23 if purchased with a non-RFID secondary tag bearing the same identification number)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-10 but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-32. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-32

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-33

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CEA22U23U22U23
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-21D but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-33. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-33

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-34

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code REA22U23000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-21E but with new inlay. Replacement tag.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-34. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-34

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the letter "R" and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-35

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CEX23L23X23L23
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – full set
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-26A but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-35. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-35

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the large, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 5.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-36

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code REX23L23000000
Name, other reference Holstein Canada Combo Tag MaxiEID – EID Replacement
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-26B but with new inlay. Replacement tag.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-36. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-36

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E" followed by the number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the large, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 5.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the letter "R" and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-40

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CUXU23UX23U23
Name, other reference Holstein Canada, combo of panel and Ultraflex male part
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers National Livestock Identification for Dairy
Date of approval 2015-10-15
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-40. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-40

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 17.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "A" followed by the number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species, on the circular EID. The large, triangular piece shows the number "299999999" and below it the number "9999" in large, bold font. The second row contains 3 images of the smaller, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "299999999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-16

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 1)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since March 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-16. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-16

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 1". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it the number "29999" and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-17

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 2)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since March 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-17. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-17

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 2". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec with the number "29999 9999" and the number "9999" in larger font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-18

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV023/025/026 (marking 3)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since March 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-18. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-18

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 3". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec with the number "29999 9999" and a solid black line below it.

CFIA code: BOV-01-19

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV029/030
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since March 2011. The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-19. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-19

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the word "ANGUS" followed by the number "2999" and the number "99999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-21A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 1)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015 and replaced by BOV-01-28 which has the same markings but with a new inlay.

CFIA code: BOV-01-21B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 1)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-21A and BOV-01-21B. Description follows.
Description of images - BOV-01-21A and BOV-01-21B

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 1". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g for HDX, and weight 5.7 g for FDX) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-21C

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 1)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-09-22
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-21C. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-21C

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 1". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-22A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 2)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and replaced by BOV-01-29 which has the same markings but with a new inlay.

CFIA code: BOV-01-22B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 2)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-22A and BOV-01-22B. Description follows.
Description of images - BOV-01-22A and BOV-01-22B

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 2". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g for HDX, and weight 5.7 g for FDX) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "123" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-22C

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 2)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-09-22
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-22C. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-22C

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 2". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "123" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-23A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV031/032/033/034 (marking 3)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015 and replaced by BOV-01-30 which has the same markings but with a new inlay.

CFIA code: BOV-01-23B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV041/042/043/044 (marking 3)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-23A and BOV-01-23B. Description follows.
Description of images - BOV-01-23A and BOV-01-23B

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 3". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g for HDX, and weight 5.7g for FDX) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999" and a solid black line.

CFIA code: BOV-01-23C

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV051/052/053/054 (marking 3)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-09-22
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-23C. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-23C

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 3". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999" and a solid black line.

CFIA code: BOV-01-24A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV035/036
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and replaced by BOV-01-31 which has the same markings but with a new inlay. The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.

CFIA code: BOV-01-24B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV045/046
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-03-13
Note The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-24A and BOV-01-24B. Description follows.
Description of images - BOV-01-24A and BOV-01-24B

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g for HDX, and weight 5.7 g for FDX) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the word "ANGUS" followed by the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-24C

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV055/056
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX+ ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-09-22
Note The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-24C. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-24C

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 3". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 9.2 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the word "ANGUS" followed by the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-28

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 1)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-21A but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-28. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-28

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 1". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec and the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-29

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 2)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour white
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-22A but with a new inlay
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-29. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-29

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 2". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec and the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "123" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-30

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV061/062/063/064 (marking 3)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-23A but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-30. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-30

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple representing "Marking 3". The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec and the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the number "299 999 999" and a solid black line.

CFIA code: BOV-01-31

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV065/066
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BOV-01-24A but with a new inlay. The indicator is recommended for the Angus breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-31. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-31

The image includes 6 different views of a white EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec and the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the white, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec and below it is the word "ANGUS" followed by the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-38

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV035L
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White female part and pink male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-10-15
Note The indicator is recommended for the Limousin breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-38. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-38

The image includes 6 different views of a white and pink EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec and the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the pink, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec. Below the trademark and logo is the letter "L" with an outline of a maple leaf superimposed on the top right of the letter indicating Limousin breed, followed by the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

CFIA code: BOV-01-39

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQBOV045L
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour White female part and pink male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2015-10-15
Note The indicator is recommended for the Limousin breed but is approved for all bovine that includes that breed. The CFIA will not verify that the animal bearing the approved tag is of that breed.
Picture - CFIA code: BOV-01-39. Description follows.
Description of image - BOV-01-39

The image includes 6 different views of a white and pink EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the white, circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the logo for the province of Québec, followed by the identification number 124 000 299 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the pink, triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the logo for the province of Québec. Below the trademark and logo is the letter "L" with an outline of a maple leaf superimposed on the top right of the letter indicating Limousin breed, followed by the number "299 999 999", a solid black line and the number "9999" in large, bold font.

Approved indicators (tags) for bison

The means of identifying animals listed below are approved tags for bison and approved indicators for bison (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the subspecies Bison bison bison, Bison bison athabascae or Bison bison bonasus).

Approved technology: HDX

Approved manner to identify: ear tag with marking and identification number unique to the animal facing forward

Scope of approval: the indicators listed under this section are approved for all types of domestic movement of bison and bison carcasses, and their export.

Historical information on the approval of tags and indicators for bison:
Date of revision Description of revision
Between December 2000 and November 2010 Approval of tags BIS-01-01, BIS-01-02
2015-02-09

Notification that tag BIS-01-01 is no longer sold and gradually being phased out of the program

Approval of tag BIS-01-03

Ear tags

Organization allocating identification numbers: Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Manufacturer: Allflex

BIS-01-01 CCIA Bison RFID tag, manufacturer's code: CB-E21B21000000 (also referred to CB-E21B21X21B21 if tag is sold with dual non-RFID tag bearing the same identification number) Footnote 1

BIS-01-03 CCIA Bison RFID tag, manufacturer's code: CB-EA21B21000000 (also referred to CB-EA21S11X21B21 if tag is sold with secondary non-RFID tag bearing the same identification number)

CFIA code: BIS-01-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CB-E21B21000000 (also referred to CB-E21B21X21B21 if tag is sold with dual non-RFID tag bearing the same identification number)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2000 and November 2010
Note This tag is gradually being phased-out of the program since January 2015, and replaced by BOV-01-03 which has the same markings but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BIS-01-01. Description follows.
Description of image - BIS-01-01

The image includes 6 different views of a white, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the identification number 124 000 304 999 999 which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for bison. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows an outline of a bison standing in front of a maple leaf which is the logo for the Canadian Bison Association.

CFIA code: BIS-01-03

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CB-EA21B21000000 (also referred to CB-EA21S11X21B21 if tag is sold with secondary non-RFID tag bearing the same identification number)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2015-02-09
Note Same marking as for BIS-01-01 but with a new inlay.
Picture - CFIA code: BIS-01-03. Description follows.
Description of image - BIS-01-03

The image includes 6 different views of a white, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency with the letter "E", followed by the identification number 124 000 304 999 292 which is a number within the range of identification numbers for bison. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows an outline of a bison standing in front of a maple leaf which is the logo for the Canadian Bison Association.

Approved indicators (tags) for ovine

The means of identifying animals listed below are approved tags for ovine and approved indicators for ovine (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Ovis).

Approved technology: FDX and non-electronic

Approved manner to identify: ear tag with marking and identification number unique to the animal facing forward

Scope of approval: the indicators listed under this section are approved for all types of domestic movement of ovine and ovine carcasses, and their export.

Historical information on the approval of tags and indicators for ovine:
Date of revision Description of revision
Between December 2003 and November 2010 Approval of tags OVI-01-01, OVI-07-01
2011-08-19 Notification that tags OVI-01-02 and OVI-02-01 are no longer sold and gradually being phased out of the program
2011-12-02

Notification that tags OVI-01-01 and OVI-01-03 are no longer manufactured and gradually being phased out of the program

Approval of tags OVI-01-04 and OVI-01-04A

2012-08-30 CFIA code for tags OVI-02-01 and OVI-03-01 modified
2013-02-14 Approval of tag OVI-06-02
2016-06-09 CFIA code for tag OVI-03-01 modified

Ear tags

Organization allocating identification numbers: Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Manufacturer: Allflex

OVI-01-01 CCIA Sheep RFID tag, manufacturer's code: CS-V11B11000000 Footnote 1

OVI-01-02 CCIA Sheep dangle tag, manufacturer's code: CS-O11O11000000 Footnote 1

OVI-01-04 CCIA Sheep RFID tag, manufacturer's code: CS-W11B11000000

Manufacturer: Shearwell

OVI-06-01 CCIA Sheep SET RFID tag, manufacturer's code: ESTYWFSP0

OVI-06-02 CCIA Sheep ASET RFID tag, manufacturer's code: ASGYWFSPC

Organization allocating identification numbers: Agri-Traçabilité Québec

Manufacturer: Allflex

OVI-01-03 ATQ Sheep RFID tag, manufacturer's code: ATQOVI013 + ATQOVI015 Footnote 1

OVI-01-04A ATQ Sheep RFID tag, manufacturer's code: ATQOVI023 + ATQOVI025

CFIA code: OVI-01-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CS-V11B11000000 (also referred to CS-V11B11011011 if visual tag with the same identification number was also provided)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2003 and November 2010
Note The tag is gradually being phased-out from the program since December 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-01-01. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-01-01

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the identification number "124000319999999" which is a number within the range of identification numbers for ovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the number "319999999".

CFIA code: OVI-01-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CS-O11O11000000
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Pink
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2003 and November 2010
Note The tag is gradually being phased-out from the program since July 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-01-02. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-01-02

The image includes 6 different views of a pink EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 2.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part that contains a circular EID attached to a large, triangular piece. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the number "319999999" on the large, triangular piece. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and below it the number "9999" followed by an image of a linear barcode.

CFIA code: OVI-01-03

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQOVI013 + ATQOVI015
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval Between December 2003 and November 2010
Note The tag is gradually being phased-out from the program since December 2011.
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-01-03. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-01-03

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the logo for the province of Québec followed by the number "319999999". The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the logo for the province of Québec followed by the number "319999999".

CFIA code: OVI-01-04

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CS-W11B11000000 (also referred to as CS-W11B11011011 if visual tag with the same identification number was provided)
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2011-12-02
Note The approval of the tag OVI-01-04 resulted from a chip replacement of tag OVI-01-01.
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-01-04. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-01-04

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the asterisk symbol, followed by the identification number "124000319999999" which is a number within the range of identification numbers for ovine species. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency followed by the number "319999999".

CFIA code: OVI-01-04A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code ATQOVI023 + ATQOVI025
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Agri-Traçabilité Québec
Date of approval 2011-12-02
Note The approval of the tag OVI-01-04A resulted from a chip replacement of tag OVI-01-03.
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-01-04A. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-01-04A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, circular EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, the logo for the province of Québec and the asterisk symbol, followed by the number "319999999". The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 1.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and the logo for the province of Québec followed by the number "319999999".

CFIA code: OVI-06-01

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Shearwell
Manufacturer's code ESTYWFSP0
Name, other reference Shearwell SET RFID Tag
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2008-12-22
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-06-01. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-06-01

The image includes 3 different views (the front, rear and profile/side view) of a yellow, thin, rectangular-shaped RFID tag (weight 3 g) that is one solid piece with the female and male parts on opposite ends. The first image of the front view, with the female and male parts facing down, shows the identification number "124000" over the female end containing the RFID, followed by the number "310000000" in the middle, and the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency over the male end. The second image of the rear view shows the tag with the female and male parts facing up with "Shearwell Data Ltd." and the number "20" in a circle embossed on the middle. The last image of the profile/side view shows the tag on its side with the male part on the left and the female part containing the RFID on the right.

CFIA code: OVI-06-02

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Shearwell
Manufacturer's code ASGYWFSPC
Name, other reference Shearwell ASET RFID Tag
Technology and manner to identify FDX-B ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
Date of approval 2013-02-14
Note n/a
Picture - CFIA code: OVI-06-02. Description follows.
Description of image - OVI-06-02

The image includes 3 different views (the front, rear and profile/side view) of a yellow, thin, rectangular-shaped RFID tag (weight 3.0 g) that is one solid piece with the female and male parts on opposite ends. The first image of the front view, with the female and male parts facing down, shows the identification number "124000" over the female end containing the RFID, followed by the number "310000000" in the middle, and the trademark of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency over the male end. The second image of the rear view shows the tag with the female and male parts facing up with "Shearwell Data Ltd." and the number "10" in a circle embossed on the middle. The last image of the profile/side view shows the tag on its side with the male part on the right and the female part containing the RFID on the left.

Approved indicators (tags) for pigs

The means of identifying animals listed below are approved tags for pigs and approved indicators for pigs (an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Sus).

Approved technology: FDX and non-electronic

Approved manner to identify: (a) ear tag with marking and identification number facing backward; (b) slap tattoo applied to the shoulder, and (c) sub-cutaneous microchip implant.

Scope of approval: the ear tags with an ISO 11784 number listed under this section are approved for all types of domestic movement of pig.

Ear tags with herd mark are approved indicators for the movement of pigs to an auction mart, an assembly yard or an abattoir.

Shoulder slap tattoo bearing a herd mark are approved indicators for the movement of pigs to abattoirs, either directly or through to a site used exclusively for the purpose of collecting animals before they are transported to an abattoir.

Sub-cutaneous microchip implants are approved indicators for pigs kept primarily for research purposes, entertainment purposes or for a person's company.

Historical information on the approval of tags and indicators for pigs:
Date of revision Description of revision
2014-07-01 Approval of tags POR-01-01A, POR-01-01B, POR-01-02A, POR-01-02B, POR-01-03A, POR-01-03B, POR-01-04 and POR-01-05
2014-09-24 Clarifications made on the voluntary usage of a management number on tags approved for pigs.
2015-07-01 Approval of ear tags bearing a herd mark (e.g. POR-01-01B, POR-01-02B, POR-01-03B) for pigs transported to an abattoir either directly from a "farm" or through a "site used exclusively for the purpose of collecting animals before they are transported to an abattoir"
2015-11-19 Approval of sub-cutaneous microchip implant for pigs kept primarily for research purposes, for entertainment purposes or for a person's company.
2016-06-13 Clarification under the section "Scope of approval"
2017-11-20

Approval of ear tags bearing a herd mark also for pigs transported to an auction mart or an assembly yard.

Approval of ear tags POR-01-06A, POR-01-06B, POR-01-07A, POR-01-07B

Organization allocating identification numbers: Canadian Pork Council

Sub-cutaneous microchip implants

Multiple manufacturers

POR-00-01 Sub-cutaneous microchip implant for pigs kept primarily for research purposes, entertainment purposes or for a person's company bearing an identification number meeting the ISO 11784 standard with country code or manufacturer's code.

There is no physical or electrical requirement in the approval of sub-cutaneous microchip implants for pigs. This document does not list the microchip implants which could be used for pigs.

Ear tags

Manufacturer: Allflex

POR-01-01A CPC pig visual ear tag, male part with trapezoid shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCAIDS01

POR-01-01B CPC pig visual ear tag, male part with trapezoid shape and five (5) alpha-numeric characters herd mark. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCPID001

POR-01-02A CPC pig visual ear tag, male part with rectangular shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCAIDS03

POR-01-02B CPC pig visual ear tag, male part with rectangular shape and five (5) alpha-numeric characters herd mark. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCPIDS03

POR-01-03A CPC pig visual ear tag, to be used with piglets, male part with triangular shape, ISO number. Manufacturer's code: CPCAID005

POR-01-03B CPC pig visual ear tag for export purposes, male part with triangular shape, five (5) alpha-numeric characters herd mark. Manufacturer's code: CPCPID005

POR-01-04 CPC pig electronic ear tag, FDX technology, male part with trapezoid shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDS31

POR-01-05 CPC pig electronic ear tag, FDX technology, male part with rectangular shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDS33

POR-01-06A CPC pig electronic ear tag, HDX technology, male part with trapezoid shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for herd management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDS35

POR-01-06B CPC pig electronic ear tag, HDX technology, male part with trapezoid shape and five (5) alpha-numeric characters herd mark. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for herd management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDC35

POR-01-07A CPC pig electronic ear tag, HDX technology, male part with rectangular shape and ISO number. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDS37

POR-01-07B CPC pig electronic ear tag, HDX technology, male part with rectangular shape and five (5) alpha-numeric characters herd mark. Six (6) alpha-numeric characters for management may be added voluntarily. Manufacturer's code: CPCEIDC37

Slap tattoo

POR-TAT Slap tattoo for which identification number is a herd mark issued by the Canadian Pork Council

Figure 4: Examples of markings on indicators approved for pigs

Picture - Figure 4. Description follows.
Description of image - Figure 4

The first image shows a yellow, triangular ear tag with the trademark for PigTrace on the left followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font. On the right side of the image is a box containing the text "ISO 11784 identification number (15-digit number to be reported to the responsible administrator)" and a blue arrow pointing down and to the left beside the identification number on the image. Below this box is another box containing the text "Management number (6-character number added voluntarily)" and a blue arrow pointing down and to the left beside the number "12345B" on the image.

The second image shows a yellow, triangular ear tag with the trademark for PigTrace on the left followed by the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark. Below the trademark and herd mark is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font. On the right side of the image is a box containing the text "Herd mark (5-character number to be reported to the responsible administrator)" and a blue arrow pointing down and to the left beside the number "76548" on the image. Below this box is another box containing the text "Management number (6-character number added voluntarily)" and a blue arrow pointing down and to the left beside the number "12345B" on the image.

CFIA code: POR-01-01A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCAIDS01
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow, white or pink
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-01A. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-01A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the couple (weight 2.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the couple (weight 3.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-01B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCPID001
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow, white or pink
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes a 5-character herd mark. A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-01B. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-01B

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 2.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 3.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark. Below the trademark and herd mark is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-02A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCAIDS03
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow, white or pink
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-02A. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-02A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the couple (weight 2.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace. The second row contains 3 images of the rectangular Male – Back part of the couple (weight 4.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-02B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCPIDS03
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow, white or pink
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes a 5-character herd mark. A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-02B. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-02B

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the couple (weight 2.5 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace. The second row contains 3 images of the rectangular Male – Back part of the couple (weight 4.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark. Below the trademark and herd mark is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-03A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCAID005
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits, with last six digits in larger font). Approved for piglets.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-03A. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-03A

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, triangular M17/M18 couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the couple (weight 2.1 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace in the top right of the triangular piece. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the couple (weight 1.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace at the top and below it the identification number "124000 499" and below that "999999" in a larger font.

CFIA code: POR-01-03B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCPID005
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify Non-electronic ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note This tag has been approved for export purposes (in the event the importing country requires such ear tag with a herd mark). Includes 5-character herd mark.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-03B. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-03B

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow, triangular M17/M18 couple. The first row contains 3 images of the Female - Front part of the couple (weight 2.1 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace in the top right of the triangular piece. The second row contains 3 images of the Male – Back part of the couple (weight 1.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace at the top and below it the word "EXPORT" and the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark.

CFIA code: POR-01-04

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDS31
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-04. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-04

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 3.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999". Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-05

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDS33
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify FDX ear tag
Colour Yellow
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2014-07-01
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-05. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-05

The image includes 6 different views of a yellow EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 3.7 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 4.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-06A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDS35
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White female part, yellow male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character herd management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-06A. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-06A

The image includes 6 different views of a white female part and a yellow male part of a EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs and the letter "E" to designate type of chip inserted inside the tag. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 3.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999". Below the trademark and identification number is the number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-06B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDC35
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White female part, yellow male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note Includes a 5-character herd mark. A 6-character herd management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-06B. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-06B

The image includes 6 different views of a white female part and a yellow male part of an EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the EID couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs and the letter "E" to designate type of chip inserted inside the tag. The second row contains 3 images of the triangular Male – Back part of the EID couple (weight 3.9 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark. Below the trademark and herd mark is an example of a herd management number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-07A

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDS37
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White female part, yellow male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note Includes an identification number unique to the animal using the ISO 11784 standard (15 digits). A 6-character herd management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-07A. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-07A

The image includes 6 different views of a white female part and a yellow male part of a EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs and the letter "E" to designate type of chip inserted inside the tag. The second row contains 3 images of the rectangular Male – Back part of the couple (weight 4.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs. Below the trademark and identification number is an example of a herd management number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

CFIA code: POR-01-07B

Indicator Attribute Details
Manufacturer Allflex
Manufacturer's code CPCEIDC37
Name, other reference n/a
Technology and manner to identify HDX ear tag
Colour White female part, yellow male part
Organization allocating identification numbers Canadian Pork Council
Date of approval 2017-11-20
Note Includes a 5-character herd mark. A 6-character herd management number may be added voluntarily.
Picture - CFIA code: POR-01-07B. Description follows.
Description of image - POR-01-07B

The image includes 6 different views of a white female part and a yellow male part of a EID couple. The first row contains 3 images of the circular Female - Front part of the couple (weight 8.0 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the female part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the identification number "124 000 499 999 999" which is the last number in the range of identification numbers for pigs and the letter "E" to designate type of chip inserted inside the tag. The second row contains 3 images of the rectangular Male – Back part of the couple (weight 4.6 g) and shows the front, rear and profile/side view of the male part. The image of the front view shows the trademark for PigTrace followed by the number "76548" which is an example of a herd mark. Below the trademark and herd mark is an example of a herd management number "12345B" in a large, bold font.

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