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TRACEABILITY AND ASSURANCE

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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

TRACEABILITY AND ASSURANCE

L.TI.1 Key

Standards

Cattle must be identified in accordance with legislation. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.1.a

Cattle are double tagged within 20 days of birth (first tag within 36 hours of birth if dairy bred).

L.TI.1.b

Imported livestock are tagged and recorded in accordance with legislation.

L.TI.1.1 Key

Standards

Sheep must be identified in accordance with legislation. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.1.1.a

Sheep are identified by an approved method within the required timeframe.

L.TI.2 Key

Standards

Records of cattle movements must be accurately kept to maintain traceability. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.2.a

A holding register is kept for the cattle, which can be paper/computer based or a combination of both detailing births, deaths and movements.

L.TI.2.b

The national database is notified within the required timeframe: - within 27 days of birth - 7 days of death - 3 days of movement

L.TI.2.c

Passports or proof of application are available for all cattle on site.
  • Herd Records
  • Movement Records

L.TI.2.1 Key

Standards

Records of sheep movements must be accurately kept to maintain traceability. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.2.1.a

A holding register which can be paper or computer based or a combination of both is kept up to date and covers: - holding details - tag replacements - movements - deaths - annual inventory (on holding as at 1st December each year) - individual records of sheep born or identified as required by legislation.

L.TI.2.1.b

Sheep movements are reported within the required timeframe.

L.TI.2.1.c

Received paper movement documentation is kept for 3 years.
  • Holding register
  • Movement records

L.TI.3 Key

Standards

Livestock must be accompanied by the required movement and delivery information.

How you will be measured

L.TI.3.a

Cattle are accompanied by their passports and sheep by animal movement documentation.

L.TI.3.b

Food Chain information (FCI) accompanies each consignment of livestock sent to slaughter (including those going via a livestock market).

L.TI.4 Key

Standards

Controls must be in place to ensure assurance status of livestock being sold as assured. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.4.a

Only livestock that meet the following criteria are sold as farm assured: - Livestock sent to slaughter meet the minimum required residency period (i.e. 90 days for cattle, 60 days for sheep) During the residency period: - Livestock stay on the farm for the whole time period or checks are made that the previous owner was farm assured - If livestock are purchased from a market, the market is assured - If livestock passes through a collection centre, the collection centre is assured

L.TI.4.b

Vehicles used to transport livestock are assured: - assessed under the farm scheme if transporting the farms own livestock OR - Transport of other members stock is permitted when all parties are farm assured not for hire and reward and with a completed declaration OR - Red Tractor Livestock Transport scheme (or equivalent) and hauliers membership numbers are known

Transport Declaration

L.TI.4.1

Standards

It is recommended that bought-in livestock are bought from a farm assured farm.

How you will be measured

L.TI.4.1.a

Checks are made to verify the holdings of origin are assured to the RTA Beef & Lamb scheme, Farm Assured Welsh Livestock Scheme, QMS Cattle and Sheep scheme or the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme.

L.TI.5 Key

Standards

If livestock from multiple holdings are collected onsite the site must hold an Animal Gatherings Order. (Revised)

How you will be measured

L.TI.5.a

The conditions of the AGO are being met.

Animal Gatherings order