Defra Livestock Information Programme


The development of a new Livestock Information Service (LIP) to give farmers and processors accurate information about animals and their movements was announced on 3rd April 2018 by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

ALIDMA represents the UK livestock ID industry on discussions within this group via the Traceability Design User Group.

LIP Overview Document:  LIP-Overview_20180329_final.docx

The new LIP service, set to be operational from 2019, will provide the foundation for some of the best farm to fork traceability in the world when the UK leaves the EU, demonstrating our credentials as a world leader in food production.
 
Identifying and tracking animal movements via electronic IDs (initially cattle, sheep, pigs and goats) also means that the industry and government will be better-placed to respond in the event of a disease outbreak.