Paperless pig tracing
The Australian pig industry is considering launching
an electronic system to trace animals. This involves a paperless system with
swipe cards instead of individual animal tags.
, a National Vendor Declaration (NVD) for pigs, is
currently used with Australian pig exports.
Bill Salter from Australian Pork Limited (APL) says they are now looking at
a paperless system with swipe cards instead of individual animal tags. The new
system would work on the basis of having everyone involved in PigPass being
registered on the APL database.
"When animals are moved the transaction details would be recorded into
that database. Now one way of doing that would be through using a swipe card,"
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