Cattle Traceability: A Timeline

Year
Timeline information
1998
Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is established by industry.
January1, 2001
Regulation enacted requiring all cattle leaving the farm of origin to be identified with a tag bearing a unique identification number
2003
BSE is found in Canada for the first time.
2006
National Agri-Food Traceability System (NAFTS) agreed on by Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture
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).
July 2013
Working group led by beef industry to create Ontario Livestock Manifest initiated.
Fall 2013
CFIA initiates 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.
Spring 2015
CFIA launches second round of consultations on proposed regulatory changes.
2015
There are over 12,500 premises that report having cattle in Ontario (includes beef, dairy and veal), according to the PPR.

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