Around 60 percent of cattle have been registered in Manitoba’s Premises I.D. program.
The program is mandated by the provincial government to ensure a timely response to a crisis.
Kari-Ann Weddall from Manitoba Agriculture says this program is vital to help officials deal with health emergencies.
“It’s important because this allows for rapid notification of livestock to livestock and poultry stakeholders to help prepare for an animal health or food safety emergency. It can also help track animals in the event of an emergency. Reduce the impact of an emergency and even help sustain or increase market access.”
Weddall suggests producers go online to Manitoba agriculture’s website to learn more about the program and register their livestock.