Following extensive industry consultation, the Livestock Identification Services Ltd. (LIS) will increase its cattle inspection fee, effective September 1st, 2012, to $1.25 from the current $1.00. This fee increase, the first in 20 years, is supported by all sectors of the cattle industry and remains significantly lower than the neighbouring provinces of British Columbia ($1.60) and Saskatchewan ($2.00). There will not be an increase to the inspection fees for horses.

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