Tagging charges ‘totally bureaucratic and totally unfair’
So says one livestock executive about the penalties levied on producers who inadvertently market untagged cattle. Moreover, he says, the technology isn’t there yet to match the regulations
by DON STONEMAN
The equipment and technology that regulations rely upon for mandatory tagging of cattle, sheep and bison in Canada is not “a permanent and infallible system,” according to a recent decision of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, which reviews appeals to administrative monetary penalties laid by inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).