National Livestock Identification for Dairy (NLID)
National Livestock Identification for Dairy (NLID) is the umbrella organization for the coordination and collaboration of all dairy tagging in Canada. NLID distributes tags to all dairy producers in Canada, except Québec where tags are issued by Agri-Traçabilité Québec Inc (ATQ).
With consumers expectations for food safety and human health on the rise, NLID and ATQ tags give Canadian dairy producers and the industry an advantage in:
- Marketing quality food and premium products
- Providing domestic and global market access
- Assuring consumer confidence
If any animal on your farm lost their original tags, please contact NLID to re-order them. If lost due to normal wear and tear, replacements are issued with original type lifetime numbers at no additional costs.
You can order tags by:
- Online through your HAC web account
- Calling NLID at 1-877-771-6543
- Print and complete the NLID Order form and mail/fax back to:
- Box 2065
- Brantford, Ontario
- N3T 5W5
- Fax: 519-756-3502
For animals born in Québec and now residing in another province, producers may contact NLID to purchase tags. These would carry the animals' original lifetime number and a herd management number, which in turn becomes the animal's registration number once registered.