Bison Traceability: A Timeline

Year
Timeline information
1998
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is established by industry, including bison sector.
2001
National animal identification regulations come into force.
2005
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags introduced to the bison industry.
2006
National Agri-Food Traceability System (NAFTS) agreed on by Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture
2008
The Cattle Implementation Plan is initiated and includes bison
2009
Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture move forward with a national comprehensive, mandatory livestock traceability system.
March 31st, 2012
OMAFRA launches the Provincial Premises Registry (PPR).
Summer 2012
Canadian Bison Association is a founding member of TraceCanada.
Fall 2013
CFIA launches first round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes for livestock traceability.
January 2014
Ontario Livestock Manifest becomes available and aligns with the national Cattle Implementation Plan.
April 2014
RFID tags are teh only approved tags for bison in Canada.
Spring 2015
CFIA launches second round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes, including movement for bison.
2015
There are over 30 premises that report having bison in Ontario according to the PPR.

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