Goat Traceability: A Timeline

Timeline information
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.
Ontario Goat* receives funding through OMAFRA's Traceability Foundations Initiative to launch tag trial for meat goats
March 31st, 2012
OMAFRA launches the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR).
June 2013
Ontario Goat enters data sharing agreement to facilitate all members receiving Premises Identification numbers i nthe PPR.
Fall 2013
CFIA initiates first round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes for livestock traceability.
July 2014
Ontario Goat tag trial completed. Dangle and loop tags evaluated
Fall 2014
Ontario Goat traceability committee established.
February 2015
Ontario Goat encourages goat producers to use the Ontario Livestock Manifest.
There are over 500 premises that report having goats in Ontario, according to the PPR.
Spring 2015
CFIA launches second round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes.
Animal identification requirements and options for a national goat database administrator are being explored.

*Formerly Ontario Goat Breeders' Association

To get traceability working for you, visit our website at: www.ontario.ca/traceability, email: traceability@ontario.ca or call 1-877-425-1300

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: traceability@ontario.ca

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