The Livestock Partnership was set up to identify ways in which livestock identification and tracing could be simplified and made more effective in reducing the risk of the spread of animal diseases.
The objective was to form a new kind of partnership between Industry and Government, allowing those using the processes and systems to have a direct influence in shaping their future operation.
Subsequent to the establishment of the Livestock Partnership, Defra established its own industry advisory group to support and inform the Livestock Information Steering Group (LISG). This group provides strategic direction on developments relating to livestock identification and movement.
This approach has enabled good progress to be made. Future developments and IT capital expenditure have been subject to the Defra ICT and Office of Government Commerce (OGC) reviews which have both approved further work.
These web pages aim to provide information on the areas of work currently underway in the Livestock Partnership and will give updates on specific areas of work as they develop.