Honduras: Progress in Cattle Traceability

It has been reported that to date 14,303 animals have been traced and identified and 97 establishments have been registered in the National Traceability and Livestock Registry System.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock:

With the decisive support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG by its initials in Spanish) through the National Agricultural Health Service (SENASA) the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA), and the National Federation of Farmers and Ranchers in Honduras (FENAGH), this nation has joined the rest of the countries in Central America.

To date about 14,303 animals have been traced and identified, and 97 establishments have been registered in the National Traceability and Livestock Registry System (known as Sinarp) which is has been set up and is operating in the Senasa, after approval and publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta through Agreement 02- 2016.

As part of these advances, training has also been given to Bovine Traceability Operators in the official sector and private sector who will carry out the work on farms grouped into field crews.

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