Age Verification

Age Verification is associating a birth date with an animal that was born on your farm and tagged with a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) RFID button tag.

With the ever increasing demand for accurate age determination in Canadian cattle, Age Verification provides an effective and internationally recognized Age Verification Process. Producers can enter and store birth date information and have it readily available for domestic and export markets.

To age verify, you must set up and activate an account on the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) website. This site contains detailed instructions.

If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you can have a third party, such as Manitoba Beef Producers, submit your information on the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS).

Note: Manitoba Beef Producers provides this service free of charge. We require a minimum of 24 hours notification in order to process requests. Age Verification information should be faxed to 204-774-3264 or emailed to Please use the Age Verification Form below.

Both the producer and MBP must complete a Third Party User Application.

Information required for Age Verification:

  • Name
  • CCIA account number
  • Phone number
  • Where to send the birth certificate (back to the producer, auction mart etc.)
  • Indicate if you would like a copy of birth certificate
  • Tag numbers
  • Birth date (yyyy/mm/dd)
  • Indicate whether birth date is an AB (actual birth date) or CS (calving start date)

Age Verification Form (PDF)

For more information and to age verify your cattle, please contact Manitoba Beef Producers at 1-800-772-0458.