Sheep Traceability: A Timeline

Timeline information
Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) directors endorse the concept of a national identification system for the sheep industry.
Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) is made mandatory.
National Agri-Food Traceability System (NAFTS) agreed on by Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture move forward with a national comprehensive, mandatory livestock traceability system.
Sheep Industry agrees to move forward with mandatory Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.
Use of non-RFID tags for sheep begins to be phased out.
Sheep producers are encouraged to tag all animals born in 2012 with CSIP-approved RFID tags.
March 31st, 2012
OMAFRA launches the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR).
Fall 2013
CFIA initiates first round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes for livestock traceability.
January 2014
Ontario Livestock Manifest becomes available to record animal movements.
April 2014
Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency enters data sharing agreement to facilitate all members receiving Premises Identification Numbers from the PPR.
Spring 2015
CFIA launches second round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes.
There are over 1100 premises that report having sheep in Ontario, according to the PPR.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 20 June 2011
Last Reviewed: 13 February 2013