If you are primarily a commercial / cow calf producer but have some purebred cattle, are a member of a breed association or involved in a branded beef program – we encourage you to register here to participate in CBBC-BIXS and share data on both your purebred and commercial cattle.
If you are a commercial / cow calf producer with no purebred cattle, register for BIXS directly via: www.bixs.cattle.ca
The feedlot interface for the BIXS program via is being developed and more details will become available shortly. Finishing and backgrounding feedlots wanting to participate in BIXS must provide the following data: Individual animal CCIA tag numbers; date of animal’s move-in to feedlot; weight in pounds of individual animal at move-in to feedlot; date at individual animal move-out of feedlot along with the individual animal’s BIXS 1 to 5 animal health score (see feedlot section at www.bixs.cattle.ca); and, whether the feedlot is a Verified Beef Production operation. It is highly recommended that all participants acquire and provide their premise ID. BIXS will accommodate all regional premise ID programs as well as the CLTS. All other production, performance, health data/information feedlot participants choose to enter is strictly optional.
Packer/processors wanting to participate in BIXS must provide the following data/information: CLTS premise ID; individual animal CCIA tag number, animal’s slaughter date; individual animal hot carcass weight, carcass yield, quality and fat grade data. All other carcass data packer/processor participants choose to enter is optional but can include yield percentage, ribeye area and other electronic grading data. In time, with the onset of computer instrument carcass grading and measurement across Canada, more detailed carcass measurements will stream into BIXS.
Auction market participation in BIXS is also optional. If markets choose to enroll in BIXS they can choose to enter individual animal data at a move-in date, move-out date or both. If markets opt to participate they must provide the individual animal CCIA tag number; animal’s move-in or move-out date and premise ID. BIXS and CBBC-BIXS will enable third party authorization whereby third party entities like auction marts and IT firms can enter data/information on behalf of their customers who have authorized them to do so.