Tracking and identifying system to control livestock Evaluation of the benefit and the implementation of the legislative guidelines

Key facts

A comprehensive tracking and registration system to control livestock movement is in place, which enables cloven-hoofed animals to be identified simply and their origin and whereabouts (traceability) to be established. The animal movement database is the key element in controlling livestock movement. This currently covers all cloven-hoofed animal holdings and all movement of cattle on the holdings. Of the 3.6 million cloven-hoofed animal herd (cattle, pigs, sheep and goats), initially only cattle (1.6 million) will be covered in the database.