November 22, 2008


Brazil to simplify cattle traceability system


Brazil is likely to pass a Bill that will simplify standards for the Brazilian Cattle Traceability System.


The proposed changes aim to make the system more effective and affordable to all producers, as the current system is too complicated and expensive for small and mid-sized producers.


The Bill establishes that it will be compulsory to burn-mark or tattoo all animals. The auditing criteria will also be changed to be in line with EU requirements, as the current system is seen to be more complicated and extensive than required by the EU.


The Brazilian Lower House has recently approved the Bill, which now has to be approved by the Senate to become effective some time next year.

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