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. 7) 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.

Obligations of Agricultural Stakeholders in Québec

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.

Who to contact regarding questions on animals insured by the Farm Income Stabilization Insurance (ASRA)program?

In collaboration with the Financière agricole du Québec (FADQ), a simplified checklist has been developed to facilitate traceability and livestock insurance tasks for Cow Calves, Feeder Cattle and Slaughter Cattle and lamb producers that are insured with the ASRA program.

Forms and Information Sheets

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.

Identifiers and Accessories – Return and Reimbursement Policy (French)

Bovine Production

For consultation only

Consent for information exchange between Attestra and the Canadian Angus Association/Canadian Limousin Association

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.

Eligibility for ANGUS / LIMOUSIN Tags

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.

Livestock Inventories

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.

Types of Reports

Select the type of report and the desired mode of transmission

  1. Summary of your inventory by species and site (receive the results by phone, fax, or email)
  2. Complete inventory of your production type (receive the results by fax or email)
  3. List of the entries and exits of your animals for one or more sites (receive the results by fax or email)

Access your telephone inventory in two easy steps

Step 1: Register your information

If you haven’t already done so, simply provide your email address and/or phone number to Attestra’s customer service department..

Step 2: Access your inventory

  • Dial 1 866 270-4319
  • Press 2
  • Follow the instructions: it’s simple and easy to use.

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.!