Nationally approved tags for dairy cattle are required by the Health of Animals Regulations in Canada. The tags are durable, tolerant to temperature changes and designed to work with the shape of the animal’s ear. As a result, there is less risk of ripping, breaking and catching on tag traps.
Once you have your DairyTrace account number and your Premises ID, you can order tags. Every 15-digit ear tag ordered is specifically allocated to the purchasing producer and tags cannot be exchanged or borrowed between family members or friends.
Tag sets shown below are sold outside of Québec.
Tag Set #1
Tag Set #2
Tag Set #3
New to DairyTrace
While dual tagging is optimal, DairyTrace has introduced a white single button RFID tag that may be used to identify calves born on a dairy farm that are destined to leave the farm at a young age for purposes other than dairy production.
(*not applicable in Québec)
DairyTrace suggests a variety of traceability tools that have proven to work best for successful tagging, tracking, recording and reporting. The accessories shown below can be purchased from DairyTrace customer services.
Tag Applicators and Pins
Universal manual punch applicator – includes 2 green pins.
Retract-O-Matic automatic tag applicator
For proper retention, a GREEN applicator pin is essential.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Readers
Currently sold by Attestra in Quebec
RFID stick readers are convenient, reliable, durable, efficient and easy to use. The models below are capable of gathering, storing and sending hundreds of electronic tag numbers to the designed software program. They are also compatible with electronic weigh-scales.
Allflex RS420 Stick Reader
Allflex LPR Pocket Reader
Syscan Livetrack Reader
Gallagher Smart Reader HR4 and HR5
Tag and Accessory Order Options
DairyTrace recognizes two distributors for dairy tags as well as accessories, such as applicators and RFID readers. Orders can be placed from the designated provider by location.
|I live in a province outside of Québec||I live in Québec|
(includes replacement tags)
|Order from NLID through Holstein Canada Account|
> Watch the Video
|Order from Attestra through SimpliTRACE Account|
> Video Tutorials
(download/print the order form, complete it and send it to us)
|Download NLID Order Form|
Download NLID Replacement Tag Form
DairyTrace / NLID
Brantford ON N3T 5W5
Email: info@DairyTrace.ca or order@NLID.org
|Downloadable forms are not available.|
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