Livestock

Livestock Response Unit Trailer InteriorLivestock Response Unit
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.
Livestock
Livestock Farming
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.

Red Deer County operates within the terms of the Animal Health Act.

Livestock Age Verification


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.
  1. Judy Johnson
    Mobile Field Representative, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
    Website
    Email
    Ph: 877.909.2333
    Ph: 403.988.1719
RFID Tag Reader

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.

Learn More


Discover more about livestock age verification from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.

Contact Us

  1. Judy Johnson


    Mobile Field Representative, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
    Website
    Email

    Ph: 877.909.2333
    Ph: 403.988.1719

Contact Us

  1. Judy Johnson


    Mobile Field Representative, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
    Website
    Email

    Ph: 877.909.2333
    Ph: 403.988.1719
Haying & Grazing
  • Haying of Roads Request Form
  • Complete and submit requests by May 15 of each calendar year
  • Fax to 403.346.9840 or mail in or drop off to the County Centre
Ratepayers / residents have the opportunity to cut hay in county road ditches. However, grazing is not permitted in Red Deer County road ditches.

Requests for permission to cut hay in county road ditches are to be made in writing, and the hay being cut is to be used for the ratepayer’s / resident’s personal use.

Timelines will be set for receipt of the written requests to ensure that the County’s Roadside Vegetation Control Programs (mowing and spraying) are complied with.

The ratepayer / resident will be responsible for noxious and prohibited noxious weed control in the requested area during the time period that the permission has been granted.