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Animal Identification and Traceability
1. Animal Identification and Traceability. Reference: Joel L. Greene, Agricultural Policy Analyst, USA 2. Animal Identification is keeping records on individual farm animals or groups of farm animals easily tracking from birth through marketing chain 3. Information collected and stored on: animalís place and date of birth name and address of owner date and location of movements date and location of slaughter 4. Why identify and track? rapid response to animal health food safety concerns verification for recognized premium commercial production processes 5. Criticisms invasion of privacy increases costs and technical complexity rewards vertical integration at expense of family farms disadvantages family farms with a lack of market power in price structure objection on religious grounds other potential reasons for producer push- back 6. Issues concerning animal identification system low participation rates slow implementation pace mandatory or voluntary costs and who pays 7. Proponentsí claimed benefits enhances animal health surveillance and disease eradication minimizes economic impact of an animal disease outbreak increases domestic marketing opportunities provides a valuable management tool for producers addresses food safety and national security concerns enhances foreign marketing opportunities for animal products enhances animal welfare in response to natural disasters 8. A solution: Agrigood which is a web tool to help organize, store, and manage farm data with aid of web. Implementation: Premises Registration, Animal (ex. Goat) Identification No. or Group Identification (ex. Fish or Chicken) No., Animal Tracking 9. Added Benefits: savings on administration of animal disease control economic benefits from quickly re- establishing market access in international marketplace avoidance of significant losses increased consumer demand from higher confidence in food products 10. Please refer to the complete presentation and minutes of the meeting at www.map- abcdf.com.ph Thank you.