Implementation of the federal animal identification project was launched in the Tomsk region
19 October 2017
Implementation of the federal animal identification project was launched in the Tomsk region. Tomsk region is a pilot region of the country where a unified animal identification system will be developed within six months. According to a new project being developed by the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, all breeding farms are obliged to carry out electronic identification and labeling of animals starting from 2018 and all commodity farms, including personal farmsteads - starting from 2019. Demonstrative chipping by state-recognized electronic means of marking was conducted in LLC Berezovskaya Farm of Pervomaisky district.
In the Tomsk region, for the first time in Russia, all animals born after September 1, 2017 will be included in a unified electronic database. It is assumed that the state registry will include cattle, horses, pigs, rabbits, poultry, bees and fish, and even dogs and cats.
At the same time, any convenient means of marking is allowed to be used - from chips to branding, electronic tags are not strictly binding yet. LLC Berezovskaya Farm, the first household in Russia where identification was carried out by new rules, chose boluses and ear visual tags for marking.
“There comes a time when we see a cow with "empty" ears, and do not know how to identify it”, - says the director of the Berezovsky Farm Vadim Malofeev. “We want our customers to be sure that they get an animal with good genetics, so we rely on electronic tags. This greatly simplifies the accounting of young animals, since it excludes the human factor in the process of information transfer.
The animals are assigned unique 15-digit alphanumeric identifiers of the state accounting system, which are already registered in a single federal register.
“This is a kind of passport of the cow, which by analogy can be compared with the individual tax number of the person or the registration number of the car,” - commented the head of the department for work with the agro-industrial complex of the ISBC group of companies Alexey Antonov. “Quickly detecting it in the database, you can establish not only the name of the animal, but all its characteristics, including genetics in several generations. In addition, such a label will never be lost.
The bolus is placed in the stomach of the cow, where it remains throughout life. Inside it is a chip, information from which is read without contact by an electronic scanner. Thus, it is possible to quickly obtain information about each animal - from insemination to vaccination, which is extremely important for possible outbreaks of infectious diseases. It is planned to mark animals from the age of two months.”
“Old electronic tags that have been used to chip the livestock to date, according to the new accounting rules, are allowed to remain and to be entered into the state register through the Regional Information and Selection Center (RISC), which contains information on all the breeding stock in the region. This measure is designed to reduce the financial burden on farms,” - said Deputy Head of the Department for Social and Economic Development of the village of Tomsk region, the chairman of the production committee Alexander Savenko.
“Electronic databases of your region can become a prototype for the economies of the whole of Russia,” says Roman Kostyuk, general director of the National Union of Beef Producers. “It's not about chipping exclusively with electronic sensors, but about regulating the cattle records. At the same time, an ordinary ear tag, but with a state number, is enough to make a unified information base.”