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Traceability Connects for livestock tracking

Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry checks out new Traceability Connects tool developed for producers.

Traceability Connects features an interactive map that will help livestock and poultry producers find and connect with traceability services at a location close to home. These services includes mandatory premises identification registration for livestock owners and acquiring electronic animal tags, which help track the movement of livestock through the supply chain.

“We are working to open markets for Alberta products, a robust traceability program helps us do that. Our government is focused on creating mortgage-paying jobs in Alberta, and that means providing our livestock producers with tools that can help them succeed in the global marketplace.”

Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

This new tool will make it easier for producers to find the services to fulfill their traceability requirements, which are a crucial component of Alberta’s animal health and food safety system.

Alberta’s traceability system includes requirements for premises identification, animal identification and animal movement tracking. These assist with the timely response to disease outbreak, food safety investigations and emergencies such as floods or fires.

The online map-based directory currently identifies 80 locations across the province that provides services for nine types of livestock, including elk, sheep, hogs and cattle.

Media inquiries

  • Renato Gandia

    Press Secretary, Agriculture and Forestry