Traceability of livestock through a supply chain increases visibility, improves quality control systems and reduces risk (to both animals and humans).
LGAP specifies requirements for traceability and control and places obligations on exporters, importers and facilities.
The existing LGAP Standards include requirements for the identification of livestock and the recording of movements of livestock. These functions are the underlying enablers of traceability. There are also provisions in the LGAP Standards for enabling internal (within a facility) and external (across a supply chain) traceability.
LGAP does not nominate a specific traceability system that participants need to use, rather the Program requires that a demonstrably effective system be in place, which will be audited.