Québec’s livestock identification and traceability system is based on the obligation of stakeholders to comply with provincial legislation governing the identification of certain animals and traceability.
The Regulation respecting the identification and traceability of certain animals (P-42, r.1.1.) stems from the latter and governs the identification of animals kept and raised in Québec. Québec regulations also comply with the federal legislative requirements governed by the Health of Animals Regulations – Part XV Identification of animals.
All players in the agricultural industry (from farm to slaughterhouse) must comply with certain requirements and obligations under these regulations. To find out the details of your obligations with respect to the identification and traceability of animals raised in Québec, consult the fact sheets listed below, depending on which stakeholder group you are part of.
A series of forms are available for you to register or your production sites, order official identifiers for your animals, and to declare information relating to the attachment of tags to, the birth, death or movement of an animal.
Before ordering, ensure you have forwarded your consent form to Attestra. This step is mandatory. If it has not already been done, download the consent form above and forward it to Attestra, along with your tag order duly completed and signed.
You must provide at least one (1) registration number or an Angus/Limousin bull tattoo in order to be allowed to order an annual maximum of 60 Angus tags or 1 set of Limousin tags. You must also indicate the Attestra tag number corresponding to the animal. Your association reserves the right to verify the genealogical source of any animal with an Angus or Limousin tag.
Would you like to verify your traceability file with Attestra but don’t have access to a computer? Use our inventory service by telephone. In just a few seconds, our telephone system can generate various reports allowing you to consult your full inventory, by species and by site, or the list of entries and exits of your animals.
If you haven’t already done so, simply provide your email address and/or phone number to Attestra’s customer service department..
The telephone system will recognize your phone number if it is registered in our database. Calling from somewhere else? Have your PRO number (7 digits) handy.
This service is available 7 days a week, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.!