Effective April 1, 2014
Only One Tag Approved for Bison
On January 1, 2001 Government of Canada regulations were
passed and compulsory animal identification was introduced for cattle and bison.
A specific series of numbers were allocated for bison tags (124,000,300,000,000
– 124,000,304,999,999). The bison industry sold bar-coded dangle tags to
producers that were specifically manufactured for bison.
September 5, 2005, white RFID tags were the only tags sold for bison. At that
time it was agreed that producers would be given time to utilize their dangle
tags. After almost nine years the industry has moved to the use of RFID tags.
Identification and movement
recording and reporting requirements for animals are covered under Part XV of
the Health of Animals Regulations. The tags used under the national Livestock
Identification and Traceability program are approved and may be revoked by the
Minister of Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, with designated authority to the
National Manager of the Livestock Identification and Traceability program,
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Based on industry feedback, the Canadian Bison Association
Board recommended to the National Manager for the Livestock Identification and
Traceability Program that the RFID tag be the only legal tag for bison in
Canada. Effective April 1, 2014 the RFID tag will be the only legal tag for
Do producers need to
remove dangle tags from the animal before applying the RFID
No the RFID tags can be applied without
removing the dangle tag.
For more answers to frequently asked RFID questions go HERE
More information on the Bison identification and
traceability program HERE
Bison Tags List HERE
approuvées pour les bisons ici
List of Revoked Bison Tags HERE
des étiquettes révoquées pour le secteur bison ici
CBA Donates $15,000 to STARS
REGINA SASKATCHEWAN - January 16, 2014
The CBA thanks
those who bid so actively at the CBA Fun Auction for a life-sized fiberglass
bison statue. After all the dust settled, Rita and Armin Mueller, bison
producers from Bentley Alberta were the successful bidders with the bison statue
selling for $10,500. The story did not end there. Armin and Rita donated the
bison back to the CBA in support of future fundraising or promotional
Also a thank you to
those producers who came forward that evening and helped to increase the
donation to STARS to $15,000.
Ambulance received a generous donation on January 16th by three cooperative
organizations: Canadian Western Agribition (CWA), the Canadian Bison Association
(CBA) and Bouchard Livestock. Extensive fundraising activity held during the
2013 CWA generated $30,125 for STARS. Read News Release HERE
Optimism Running High for Canadian Bison Producers
Coming out of the Canadian Bison Association’s (CBA) 30th annual convention in
Regina, the general mood in the industry is one of optimism.
Read full article HERE
Association Receives over $225,000 for
Agri-marketing Over the Next 5
REGINA SASKATCHEWAN - October 18, 2013
Government Invests in New Markets for Bison Industry
Regina, Saskatchewan, October 18, 2013 – Bison producers will benefit from key
investments in market
development that will lead to new export opportunities for the bison sector.
Minister Gerry Ritz announced today an investment to the Canadian
Association (CBA) to help the bison industry increase international
sales through the
marketing and promotion of Canadian bison products.
government remains committed to supporting what matters to farmers: jobs, trade
and prosperity," said Minister Ritz. "Canada's bison industry is growing rapidly
and this investment will help bison producers make this quality, nutritious,
lean red meat a staple at dinner tables everywhere."
of over $225,000 will help the CBA create demand in new markets, such as Mexico
and China, where they will promote Canadian bison as a unique, high-quality meat
product. The CBA will also undertake industry-to-industry advocacy activities
with the U.S., strengthening their trade relationship in the process and
ensuring long-term prosperity for the industry.
investment in market development makes a big difference for a growing industry
like ours," said Mark Silzer, President of the Canadian Bison Association. "When
these funds are matched by our producers and marketers, it results in an
investment of almost half a million dollars over five years to grow and
diversify our markets globally."
Read the full news release HERE
government to boost bison industry
News Radio: Bison
industry gets Federal Funds
Bison Industry Receives Federal Funding for Market
EU Trade Deal good for the Bison Industry
Regina, October 18,
2013 – the announcement confirming Canada’s agreement with the European
Union under the comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is welcome news
for the Canadian bison industry. The removal of the tariff is expected to; over
time provide benefits to the entire value chain from producer to consumer. A
quota of 3,000 metric tonnes provides a potential of up to $50 million in
exports or a 25 fold increase over current levels. This will provide the
industry with more certainty with respect to access to EU markets and will
encourage industry investment and growth.
“This is a great
day for the bison industry” stated Mark Silzer, President of the Canadian Bison
Association. “We have been working with the Minister of Agriculture and
Agri-Food and the Minister of Trade for a number of years. We worked to ensure
that the interests of the bison industry were clearly conveyed to both EU and
Canadian negotiators” added Mr. Silzer.
“I want to
congratulate Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz, International Trade
Minister Ed Fast and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on achieving this very
significant trade agreement. I also want to express my appreciation to the trade
negotiators for all their work when at times I expect it was difficult to see
the end in sight. This agreement will result in a positive contribution to
Canadian Agriculture” concluded the Canadian Bison Association President.
For Further Information
Ways the Canada-EU Trade Deal will Impact Canadians
Anthrax Program Changes
Effective April 1, 2013
sent out a reminder that the Anthrax Program changed on April 1, 2013. See
CFIA's Anthrax Page HERE
|Protect Your Bison From Anthrax
RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Bison Marketers Working to Address Challenges of Booming Demand
JULY IS BISON BBQ MONTH
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BISON SUCCESS IN SASKATCHEWAN -
Nov. 24, 2009
Prairie Conservation Action Plan Click here
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Ontario Bison Producers Named Young Farmer Of The Year
Farming, family and community are three words which sum up the 2009 Ontario Outstanding Young Farmers, Jason and Christina Pyke. The Pykes of Pykeview Meadows (www.pykeviewmeadows.com), a bison and field crop operation on Wolfe Island, received the top honour at the provincial awards ceremony held in London on Tuesday March 10th.
I LOVE BISON
Bison Producers Of Alberta Launch Consumer Website
PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HELP CANADIAN FARMERS ACCESS CREDIT AND RECEIVE LOANS
EDGELEY, SASKATCHEWAN – Canadian farmers who are finding it difficult to obtain loans due to the tightening of global credit markets can count on the Government of Canada to provide expanded access to credit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today. The Harper Government will bring forward new legislation to guarantee an estimated $1 billion in loans over the next five years to Canadian farm families and cooperatives, most of which will go to farmers and cooperatives that were previously ineligible.
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|25th ANNUAL CONVENTION HUGE SUCCESS!
Dr. Terry Whiting
Thank you to our sponsors -click here for our sponsors
Taste Test Recipes
Incredible Mexican Dip
Cheesy Bison Biscuts
Old Fashioned Meat Balls
16th Annual Canadian National Bison Show & Sale
Results now available click here
ADVANCED PAYMENT PROGRAM
2007 CANADIAN BISON ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Turner Ranches-Mark Kossler
Parasite control -Dr. Murray Woodbury
Show & Sale results
IBC 2007 Pictures
census 2006 POPULATION growS-number of bison farms remain the same
New Bison GRADING SYSTEM ading system
|MBA Great Spirit Show & Sale 2007
Industry round Table meeting
Gold Trophy Sale Results
NBA Press Releases
PRESIDENT MARK SILZER- NEWS RELEASE- USDA BSE RULE 2
New USDA Border proposal-only a partial solution for Canada's bison industry
USDA BSE Rule 2
USDA proposes to allow additional imports from BSE minimal risk countries
CANADIAN NATIONAL SHOW & SALE 2006 RESULTS
National Show & Sale 2006 Results
Premier Breeder 2006- XY Bison Ranch
Canada Changes Import Regulations For U.S. Commodity
Bison born after January 1, 1999 are now allowed into Canada for slaughter and breeding purposes under certain conditions.
|Prices and Optimism Up At The SBA's Premium Stock Show & Sale
|A combination of strong prices in the US, a partially opened US border and steadily growing markets for bison meat in Canada, the US and Europe are starting to have an impact on prices paid for bison breeding stock and overall producer optimism here in Saskatchewan.