Ear tag confusion still plagues cattle industry

Starting a conversation about cattle tagging is a sure-fire way to raise the temperature at a beef producers’ meeting. Rebekah Klassen, animal identification lead with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, did just that in early February during Manitoba Beef Producers’ annual meeting in Brandon. All cattle in Canada must have a radio frequency identification tag […] Read more

Sask. gov’t wants industry to take lead on brand inspections

The Saskatchewan government wants out of the business of livestock brand inspection. Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart last week appointed an eight-member committee to look at industry-led options for the service currently provided by the government. The committee, which includes representation from the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, Saskatchewan Horse Federation, Livestock Marketers of […] Read more