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Bovine TB investigation in British Columbia
Posted By: CFIA   Nov 19, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in British Columbia.
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LIS Inspection Fee Increase
Posted By: Shawn McLean   Sep 12, 2018

Following a request from Livestock Identification Services Ltd. (LIS) the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry has increased the cattle inspection fee to $1.50 per head from the current $1.25 per head. This fee increase, the second in 24 years, is supported by all sectors of the cattle industry and remains significantly lower than the neighbouring provinces of British Columbia ($1.80/head) and Saskatchewan ($2.75/head). There will not be an increase to the inspection fees for horses. LIS will begin charging and collecting the increased inspection fee effective November 1, 2018.
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ILIA 73rd Annual Conference (2019)
Posted By: ILIA   Aug 14, 2018

LIS together with Livestock Services Saskatchewan (LSS) and Ownership ID Inc. (BC) will be hosting the 73rd annual International Livestock Identification Association (ILIA) conference in Calgary, Alberta from July 14th to July 17th 2019. Registration packages will be sent out soon and sponsorship opportunities are available! Click on the next link to learn more.
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Bovine Tuberculosis investigation – Western Canada
Posted By: CFIA   Apr 30, 2018

Latest situation (2018-04-30) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received the final laboratory culture results from the bovine tuberculosis (TB) investigation. All of the results were negative and the investigation is now closed.
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South AB RCMP looking for info in theft of calves
Posted By: RCMP   Apr 25, 2018

Cardston – Following a string of thefts of calves from farms, officers from the Southern Alberta RCMP Livestock section are asking for the public’s help.
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Statement from Minister MacAulay
Posted By: CFIA   Feb 12, 2018

February 12 , 2018, Ottawa: Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food made the following statement on the status of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) bovine tuberculosis investigation in Western Canada
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Livestock investigators support police, industry
Posted By: Deidre Seiden   Oct 23, 2017

The week Cpl. Chris Reister spent on an Alberta ranch in 2010 was one of the most memorable of his career as an RCMP livestock investigator.
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Bovine TB related info for livestock shows
Posted By: CFIA   Sep 28, 2017

Bovine tuberculosis related information for organizers of livestock shows and exhibits
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Questions and Answers: Bovine TB investigation
Posted By: CFIA   Dec 13, 2016

Questions and Answers: Bovine Tuberculosis investigation – Southeast Alberta and Southwest Saskatchewan
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TB investigation – Southeast AB and Southwest SK
Posted By: CFIA   Nov 22, 2016

In late September, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that a case of Bovine TB had been detected in a cow from Alberta when it was slaughtered in the United States. The CFIA has initiated an investigation into the case and is working with provincial agriculture and health authorities.
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Financial support for producers affected TB
Posted By: AFSC   Nov 08, 2016

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) was detected in a cow that originated in southern Alberta. For producers affected by the CFIA investigation and quarantines, there is an existing suite of financial programs that may provide support.
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Canadian beef industry ‘Puts It Together…’
Posted By: CBIC   Aug 12, 2016

The rising momentum toward a fresh era of national connectivity, teamwork and success for Canada’s beef industry took a major step forward with the successful delivery of a sold-out, progress packed inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference, August 9 – 11 in Calgary.
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Ranchers applaud Earls president's apology
Posted By: Calgary Sun   Aug 11, 2016

The president of Earls restaurant chain is apologizing to Canadian beef ranchers, taking to the stage at an industry conference in Calgary to disavow the company’s “dumb” strategy last spring to only buy beef raised in the United States.
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VIDEO: Livestock ID group eyes new technology
Posted By: Ag Week   Jul 26, 2016

FARGO, N.D. — New technology is likely to help prevent cattle theft in coming years, speakers at a recent event said. The International Livestock Identification Association held its annual conference July 17 to 20 in Fargo, N.D., hosted by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
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At branding time, a tradition continues
Posted By: Leah Hennel   Jul 12, 2016

As our city celebrates its western heritage at the Calgary Stampede, Postmedia photographers and videographers are taking a look at life behind the scenes of the modern west, where the cowboy way is still alive and well in southern Alberta.
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Cattle identification: Branding is back
Posted By: Debbie Furber   May 20, 2016

Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are the only provinces in Canada with cattle brand registries and associated brand inspection services, all of which have reported a surge in new brand registrations with the rising prices for cattle last year.
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Earls backtracking on move away from Canadian beef
Posted By: Calgary Herald   May 04, 2016

After taking a lashing on social media, restaurant chain Earls announced Wednesday it will bring Canadian beef back to its eateries.
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Notice to Producers re levy increase
Posted By: Adrienne Waller   Sep 30, 2014

Under section 69 of the Livestock Identification and Commerce Act the Livestock Assurance Funds Tribunal (the Tribunal) is required to conduct an annual review to determine if the levies charged are appropriate, considering past and anticipated future claims on the assurance funds.
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LIS Appoints General Manager
Posted By: Phil Rowland   Aug 21, 2014

Livestock Identification Services Ltd (LIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn McLean as General Manager of LIS effective August 21, 2014. With the appointment of a General Manager,
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Alberta Registers its 50,000th Lifetime Brand
Posted By: Cam Camden   May 31, 2013

Livestock Identification Services Ltd. (LIS) is proud to announce that it has registered its 50,000th livestock brand.
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Alberta applauds World Trade Organization
Posted By: Alberta Government   Nov 18, 2011

Alberta applauds World Trade Organization ruling on U.S. Country of Origin Labeling. WTO decision will benefit Alberta's livestock and meat industry
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Improved livestock identification and tracking
Posted By: ALMA   Sep 15, 2011

devices will benefit livestock industry Edmonton... The livestock industry may have a new tool to help with the accuracy, environmental and financial challenges of tracking cattle.
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Pillars of Biosecurity
Posted By: ARD   Jul 25, 2011

Many livestock industries have developed or are in the process of developing industry specific biosecurity practices. All are based on three main pillars: managing access to farms; animal health management; managing day-to-day production.
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Technical Agreement with South Korea
Posted By: Canadian Cattlemen's Association   Jul 04, 2011

It's been a week since Canada announced the science-based technical agreement with South Korea toward restoring market access for Canadian beef.
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Government and industry reach agreement
Posted By: David Moss   Oct 29, 2010

Government and industry reach agreement on livestock traceability principles. Guiding principles provide foundation for traceability in Alberta.
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Import of Restricted Feeder Cattle From the US
Posted By: David Moss   Oct 29, 2010

Import of Restricted Feeder Cattle From the United States to a Terminal Feedlot
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CFIA Import Policies - Live Animal
Posted By: David Moss   Oct 15, 2010

CFIA Import Policies - Live Animal
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