The Director of PigTRACE Canada says 2018 will see a stepped effort to encourage anyone not already reporting pig movements to begin doing so.
The reporting of all movements of pigs became mandatory in Canada in 2014.
Jeff Clark, the Director of PigTRACE Canada an initiative of the Canadian Pork Council, notes a number of changes are in the works for federal livestock movement reporting regulations as movement reporting becomes mandatory for additional species of livestock.
Jeff Clark-Canadian Pork Council:
For PigTRACE, 2018, we're really looking at reaching back out to producers for the first time in terms of, if you're not reporting movement, it's a reminder to do so.
How can we help you?
We realize not everyone is technically literate so we have other ways of doing it.
We will be a little bit more proactive in that way.
Also there's some regulatory changes that are coming to the federal regulations, mostly targeted at the other species.
There will be full movement reporting for cattle, sheep, goats, deer and for pigs it offers us an opportunity to make some tweaks.
Source : Farmscape