Cervid

The official identifiers for the cervid sector are equipped with an RFID-type electronic tag plus a visual tag recognized by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA). The identifiers meet international ISO standards and bear a unique 15-digit number that stays with the animal for its entire life. This unique number that begins with 124 000 (designating its provenance from a premises in Canada) ends with a series of nine digits assigned by ATQ, which will be printed on the visual tag and recorded in the electronic chip.

Double Identification

Québec regulations require double identification of each cervid raised in Québec and destined for human consumption. In this way, in case one of the two tags is lost, the animal remains identified. In the event of a total loss of the original number, the responsibility for assigning a second number to the animal falls to the farmer or the stakeholder.

The Choice of Tags

The two basic tags are composed of four pieces; for each ear of the animal, one male piece is attached to the female piece. The choice of tag varies according to the species of cervid and the size of the animal to be identified.

 
Elk
 
Visual Tags   Electronic Tag

Female piece
piecefemelle wapiti

 

Male piece
cervides wapiti panneau visuel arriere

 

Female piece
cervides wapiti boucle avant

Male piece
cervides wapiti boucle arriere

 
 
Red Deer
 

Visual Tags

 

Electronic Tag

Female piece
cervides cerf rouge identifiants panneau visuel avant

 

Male piece
cervides cerf rouge identifiants panneau visuel arriere

 

Female piece
cervides cerf rouge identifiants boucle avant

Male piece
cervides cerf rouge identifiants boucle arriere

 
 
Small species (cervids)
 

Visual Tags

 

Electronic Tag

Female piece
cervides petites especes identifiants panneau visuel avant

 

Male piece
cervides petites especes identifiants panneau visuel arriere

 

Female piece
cervides petites especes identifiants boucle avant

Male piece
cervides petites especes identifiants boucle arriere

 
 
White Tailed Deer
 

Visual Tags

Female piece
cervides cerf virginie identifiants panneau visuel avant

 

Male piece
cervides cerf virginie identifiants panneau visuel arriere

 

To Find Out More...

To learn more about retaining the identifiers and the attachment instructions suggested gy ATQ, refer to the files under the Publications | Cervid production page. 

 

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