DG wants world-wide livestock marketing
World Organisation for Animal Health Director-General
wants traceability and product identification introduced worldwide from "farm to
As global trade barriers diminish and animal production intensifies, all
nations must prepare to implement livestock marking systems, says Director
General (OIE) Dr Bernard Vallat, according to ABC Rural.
The vet states that technology is now available in many countries for farmers
to introduce cost-effective labelling, and additionally, consumers are demanding
"I think that exporters will be obliged to use more and more identification
and traceability systems to comply with consumers needs," he says. "And [when]
these consumers ask for products for which they know the origin, the farmer will
make appropriate investments, because animal health is a global public
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