Representing a global standard in animal traceability, authenticity and knowledge, a brand new initiative ‘Approved Registered Cattle’ (ARC) mark is set to revolutionise Holstein and British Friesian breeds, with ambitions to roll the scheme out to all other dairy and beef breeds. Holstein UK is delighted to be launching Approved Registered Cattle this September at UK Dairy Day (Wednesday 12th)
Members will be able to purchase the exclusive tagging products from Monday 1st October 2018, by simply calling the membership services team on 01923 695 200. Further information can be found at www.approvedregisteredcattle.com.
By establishing a ‘stamp of approval’, Holstein UK is creating a standard for all registered animals that ensures
- Trusted gold standard mark providing recognition of registered animals
- Easy access to further health and DNA testing, such as parentage, genomics and BVD
- Robust herd book of insight and data
- Greater knowledge of the herd, to allow more informed breeding decisions to be made
Integrating the Supply Chain
The UK food supply chain has some of the most respected standards around the globe, providing consumers with the highest level of confidence and this expectation of food traceability is only set to intensify in the future. Whilst the UK dairy industry has been relatively unaffected by food scares, milk processors and retailers continue to
ARC is also open to offspring of pedigree registered cattle. By submitting a tissue vial, along with parentage information, these animals can be registered to a separate database. An immediate benefit for the member is that HUK can pass the necessary information on to BCMS for them to issue the cattle passport, minimising the duplication of data input, and allowing more time away from
Lizzie Bonsall, Holstein UK Identification Quality Manager, commented; “The ARC scheme takes an innovative industry
She adds; “This is an extremely exciting time for Holstein UK as we launch this accreditation mark for British Holstein and Friesian dairy cattle, with the view to extend the service to other dairy and beef breeds in the future. We’re hugely optimistic that this scheme will be pivotal in helping to consolidate supply chain integration, confidence and ultimately returns for the farmer.”
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