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National Traceability Performance Standards

Animal Health Australia (AHA) undertakes regular audits of the National Livestock Traceability Performance Standards as a process for the continual improvement of the various National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) programs.

Endorsed by the Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) in May 2004, the performance standards are a result of consultation with state and territory technical advisors and industry experts. It is envisaged that all states and territories and industry systems will aim to meet these standards.

Applicable to all FMD susceptible livestock species1

1.1— Within 24 hours of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must be possible to determine the location(s)4 where a specified animal was resident during the previous 30 days.

1.2— Within 24 hours it must be also possible to determine the location(s)4 where all susceptible animals that resided concurrently and/or subsequently on any of the properties on which a specified animal has resided in the past 30 days.

Applicable to cattle only5

2.1—Within 48 hours of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must be possible to establish the location(s)4 where a specified animal has been resident during its life.

2.2— Within 48 hours of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must be possible to establish a listing of all cattle that have lived on the same property as the specified animal at any stage during those animals’ lives.

2.3—Within 48 hours of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must also be possible to determine the current location4 of all cattle that resided on the same property as the specified animal at any time during those animals’ lives.

Applicable to all FMD susceptible livestock species except cattle (lifetime traceability excluding the preceding 30 days—addressed by 1.1 and 1.2 above)

3.1—Within 14 days of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must be possible to determine all locations4 where a specified animal has been resident during its life.

3.2—Within 21 days of the relevant CVO2 being notified3, it must also be possible to determine the location4 of all susceptible animals that resided concurrently with a specified animal at any time during the specified animal’s life.

Notes

  1. For the purposes of these standards, ‘FMD-susceptible species’ means cattle, sheep, goats, and domesticated buffalo, deer, pigs, camels and camelids.
  2. ‘The relevant CVO’ means the state or territory Chief Veterinary Officer, or their delegate, in the jurisdiction where the specified animal is located or has been traced to.
  3. For the purposes of these standards, the term ‘notified’ means the relevant CVO is aware of an incident that required tracing.
  4. ‘Location’ means any definable parcel of land including (but not limited to): any parcel of land with a property identification code, travelling stock routes, saleyards, abattoirs, feedlots, live export collection depots, show grounds, Crown land and transport staging depots.

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Page reviewed: September 30, 2015