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AR 333/2009 TRACEABILITY CATTLE IDENTIFICATION REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 49/2020)

ALBERTA REGULATION 333/2009

Animal Health Act

TRACEABILITY CATTLE IDENTIFICATION REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1       Definitions

                2       Application

                4       Identifying cattle


                5       Exemption

                8       Feedlots

                9       Retagging

              11       Records

              12       Reporting into the Canadian Livestock Tracking System

              13       Offence

              15       Expiry

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                                 (a)    repealed AR 49/2020 s2;

                                 (b)    “approved tag” means a tag that meets the requirements of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada);

                                 (c)    repealed AR 49/2020 s2;

                                 (d)    “Canadian Livestock Tracking System” means the database operated by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency;

                                 (e)    repealed AR 49/2020 s2;

                                 (f)    “dairy farm” means an operation, including the buildings and land occupied or used in connection with the production of milk, where dairy cattle are kept and part or all of the milk obtained from the dairy cattle is sold, offered for sale or supplied for human consumption;

                                 (g)    “farm of origin” has the meaning set out in the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada);

                                 (h)    “feedlot” means an operation that feeds 1000 or more head of cattle annually and is operated in whole or in part for the purposes of growing or finishing cattle by means other than grazing, but does not include

                                           (i)    an overwintering site where cattle are fed and sheltered,

                                          (ii)    a dairy farm, or

                                         (iii)    a site for breeding cattle and their offspring;

                                  (i)    “premises identification number” means a premises identification number as defined in the Premises Identification Regulation (AR 200/2008).

AR 333/2009 s1;135/2014;49/2020

Application

2   This Regulation applies to all cattle in Alberta, including all cattle that enter a feedlot, regardless of origin.

AR 333/2009 s2;49/2020

3   Repealed AR 49/2020 s4.

Identifying cattle

4   A cattle owner must tag each head of cattle with an approved tag before each head of cattle leaves the farm of origin.

AR 333/2009 s4;49/2020

Exemption

5   A cattle owner may move cattle without an approved tag to a site that meets the requirements of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada) for the purposes of having an approved tag applied to each head of cattle at that site.

AR 333/2009 s5;49/2020

6   Repealed AR 49/2020 s7.

7   Repealed AR 49/2020 s8.

Feedlots

8   A feedlot owner must identify each head of cattle by recording and reporting all of the following information to the Minister within 7 days of the date each head of cattle moves into the feedlot:

                                 (a)    the premises identification number for the feedlot;

                                 (b)    the approved tag number and move‑in date for each head of cattle that moved into the feedlot.

Retagging

9(1)   A person who owns, possesses or has the care or control of a head of cattle that does not bear an approved tag or has lost its approved tag must

                                 (a)    apply a new approved tag in accordance with the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada),

                                 (b)    create a record that includes

                                           (i)    the date the new approved tag is applied to the head of cattle,

                                          (ii)    the new approved tag number, and

                                         (iii)    the number of the previously applied approved tag, if available,

                                     and

                                 (c)    report the information referred to in clause (b) to the Minister within 30 days of the date the new approved tag is applied, or before the date each head of cattle leaves the premises, whichever is earlier, and within 7 days of the date the new approved tag is applied by the feedlot owner, or before each head of cattle leaves the feedlot, whichever is earlier.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a head of cattle before it leaves the farm of origin.

AR 333/2009 s9;49/2020

10   Repealed AR 49/2020 s10.

Records

11   Any person who is required to identify cattle under this Regulation must

                                 (a)    retain the records referred to in sections 8 and 9, and

                                 (b)    repealed AR 49/2020 s11,

                                 (c)    provide a copy of the records referred to in this section to the Minister on request.

AR 333/2009 s11;49/2020

Reporting into the Canadian Livestock Tracking System

12   Cattle owners and feedlot owners must comply with the reporting requirements of this Regulation, except the requirements of section 11(c), by reporting the required information into the Canadian Livestock Tracking System.

Offence

13(1)  No person shall create false records or provide false information to the Minister or to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System for the purposes of this Regulation.

(2)  Any person who contravenes section 4, 8, 9, 11 or 12 is guilty of an offence.

AR 333/2009 s13;49/2020

14   Repealed AR 135/2014 s3.

Expiry

15   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on January 31, 2025.

AR 333/2009 s15;135/2014;3/2017;141/2018;49/2020

16   Repealed AR 135/2014 s5.