Red Deer County's livestock response unit is the first unit of its kind in Alberta. The response unit is stocked with equipment and supplies to assist in the containment, movement and management of livestock in emergency or disaster situations.
For more information, please contact Cody McIntosh, Assistant Agricultural Manager.
The livestock farming operations within Red Deer County are extremely diverse in size, focus and management. Red Deer County offers several programs that can assist producers with different areas of their livestock management.
Age verification is an important tool in livestock traceability, business management and increasing market opportunities. For example, there are new branded beef programs being created that require age verified cattle. So, it can be beneficial to verify your cattle and have the option to access these new opportunities. Contact Judy Johnson for more information.
Mobile Field Representative, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency Website Email
RFID Tag Readers
Red Deer County has available two hand held RFID tag reader units that can be used by producers to scan the RFID button tags in their cattle.
As part of the traceability livestock identification regulations, producers must tag animals and keep records on farm of their birth dates. This information is then reported to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System. Feedlot owners are also required to record and report the tag number for each head of livestock that moves into or out of the feedlot.