Approved Canadian Cattle RFID Ear Tags


April 16, 2010

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA)

is an industry initiated and established organization that manages the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) A trace back system designed for the containment and eradication of animal disease. Established in 1998, CCIA has developed the only mandatory national cattle identification program for the cattle industry and works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to ensure the food safety of the Canadian cattle industry.

For a complete list of CCIA Approved RFID Handheld Readers you can find the official list here.

In Canada there are six official RFID cattle ear tags that are approved by the CCIA. These are the official tags that must be used for the Cattle Identification Program in Canada.

Allflex HDX

Allflex FDX

Destron etag FDX


Y-Tex TechStar II Tag FDX

Zee Tags FDX

Canadian Cattle RFID Ear Tag Allflex 

Canadian Cattle RFID Ear Tag Allflex


Allflex HDX                Allflex FDX

               Destron eTag FDX 


Reyflex-Cattle-Ear-Tag-FDX-CanadaY-Tex-Cattle-Ear-Tag-FDX-Canada Zee-Tags-Cattle-Ear-Tag-FDX-Canada

Reyflex FDX                 Y-Tex TechStar FDX    Zee Tags FDX

These tags have been tested under trial conditions and have met the Program’s criteria for retention, readability and ability to withstand tampering and environmental conditions.

Cattle ear tags are availableCCIA through retailers of farm supplies, veterinarians, and other industry organizations.

If you are looking for a reseller in your location, please feel free to send me an email.

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA)

is an industry initiated and established organization. To inquire more about the approved cattle tags, or the Canadian Livestock Tracking System, they can be contacted at (877) 909-2333

Click on the following link for a listing of the USDA approved RFID ear tags,

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Horse Trailer April 23, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

Are the ID system tags approved? Where can I read more about them?

George Luker April 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

Hello Horse Trailer, thank you for your comment.

If you are looking for USDA Approved tags, I will have that post up shortly. but below are the direct links to each site in Canada and USA.

If you looking for specfic approved tags for Equine, you will be able to find it at the same USDA link.

Proceed with caution on the USDA site, it is easy to get lost. If you have any specific question, please reply to comment or send me an email.

Approved Cattle Ear Tags for Canada (Canadian Cattle Identification Agency or CCIA)

Approved Cattle Ear Tags for USA (USDA) 840 tags.

Anonymous,  October 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

I have a heifer with no history and I'm hoping to track her ear tag (I beleive its the reyflex FDX) is there anyway I can trace her number?

George Luker October 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM  

Thank you for your comment.
If you bought the heifer, you should have the paperwork with some historic records.

It depends, what you want to track, as for animal movement, this is the only thing that is tracked.

I suggest you call the CCIA, have your Premise ID handy, along with the tag ID, they will be able to help you out on historic movement, and birth records.

If you're looking for more detailed management info, i.e. health records, vaccinations, and historic data on the heifer, this is only done with cattle management software.

Hope that gives you a little more info. You can always reach me by email, if you would like me to call you and discuss and explain further.

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