Welcome to DairyTrace TagTips - quick tips, helpful hints and FAQs to help you understand the most efficient ways to use your traceability tools.

Going to a Fall Show?

Are you taking your cows or calves to a fall show?

It is best practice to report the “move-out” event to DairyTrace but you must also report the “move-in” event when the animal returns back to your farm.

Here are a few more quick reminders:

  • Get the premises identification (PID) from the fair or exhibition location to report the move-in when you return home with the animal.
  • Check for the PID on the show registration documents, website or even a sign posted on site. You may also be able to find the PID in the public premises search in the DairyTrace portal. 
  • Obtain the license plate number of the vehicle or trailer transporting the animal back home.

See the April 18th edition of TagTips on how to use the public premises search:

TagTips April 18

Good luck at the show!!

Important Note!

After September 1, 2023, all tag activations must be using white dairy tags only.

As per proAction requirements, calves born on a dairy farm after this date must have white DairyTrace tags applied at birth, even if they are destined for purposes other than dairy production.

This will also include other retagging scenarios on farm, such as the use of the white single or a dual tag set instead of a yellow button tag for cull cows when a tag is lost. Dual tagging is the recommended best practice and is always encouraged for all animals in case of tag loss.

The change applies to all provinces except Quebec, where dual tagging of all dairy animals has been a longstanding requirement.

Have questions or need help on the above topics? Please contact Customer Services

at 1-866-558-7223 or email us at [email protected].

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