Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is announcing that the Kurl-Lock 5-digit metallic tags sold as complementary cattle identification will no lenger be available as of August 31, 2015.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) held its annual General Meeting on June 18. This meeting was an opportunity to look back on the activities carried out during the past year to prepare the launch of its new traceability platform called SimpliTRACE. This meeting was also the place to highlight the contribution of the ATQ team to the national project of building a single database by the Canadian Agri-Traceability Services (CATS) organization, also known as TraceCanada.
To learn more, download the 2014-2015 Activity Report
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is proud to announce that new items to assist with animal DNA sampling will be available as of February 16, 2015. In doing so, ATQ is making Tissue Sampling Units, or TSUs, used for purebred animal genetic evaluations available to dairy producers.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) announces that a new information sheet will be available to cattle, sheep and cervid producers and stakeholders, as of December 1, 2014, to replace the existing order form for tags and accessories.
The production of ovine tags with the letter "B" will cease at the end of November. We would like to remind lamb producers that, for lambings anticipated between now and the end of December 2014, they have until December 5th to order and pay ear tags with the letter of the current year.
As of December 8th, ovine ear tags with the letter "B" will be out of stock and will be replaced with the letter "C" for lambs that will be born starting in the month of January.
In 2015, the "C" corresponds to the highlighted letter in accordance with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.
Ovine producers may order their tags by contacting us immediately.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) is announcing that, starting September 15, 2014, dairy producers and industry stakeholders will no longer have to affix new electronic Canadian tags on animals imported from the United States if these animals are identified with American-approved tags.
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) held its Annual General Meeting on June 6. This event was an opportunity to look back on the activities carried out during the past year and expose the work undertaken for the advancement of traceability both on the provincial and federal level. This meeting was also the place to highlight the projects undertaken by the various departments of the organization, particularly in the horticultural and beef sector, the development of computerized tools, as well as the retention of identifiers.
To learn more, download the 2013-2014 Activity Report
Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) and La Financière agricole du Québec (FADQ) are pleased to announce that a new version of the cattle production declaration form is now available. It should be noted that the improvements made to this form did not result in any changes in the nature of the declarations and the information to be transmitted to these organizations.
The Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) Board of Directors has announced its decision to end the ASRA program payment method for sheep ear tags. It should be noted that this payment option will no longer be offered as of March 14, 2014.