The Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program, funded under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, is now available to help livestock operators trace and record the movement of animals throughout the supply chain.
The program covers 70% of the costs of equipment, up to a maximum of $3,500, which producers of cattle, bison, pig, sheep, goat and farmed deer can use to adhere to federal traceability protocols.
In addition to ranchers and abattoirs, the Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program is available for the 4-H districts in British Columbia. Up to $60,000 of program funding will be available in 2018-19.
Eligible equipment includes radio-frequency identification (known as RFID) tag readers approved by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, as well as the installation of related software and training for hand-held or panel-tag readers. Program applicants must be B.C. livestock producers who are registered in the BC Premises Identification Program.
- The Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program is a sub-program of the Traceability Adoption program that provides cost-shared funding to individual businesses for specific costs relating to the purchase and installation of traceability systems, practices, technologies or infrastructure.
- The five-year, $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership, launched on April 1, 2018, includes $2 billion in cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories, and $1 billion for federal programs and services.
For additional information and applications for the Livestock Tag Reader Rebate program, visit:
BC Premises ID Program: www.gov.bc.ca/premisesidprogram
Canadian Agricultural Partnership: