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Colombia Farms to Get Sheep and Goat Certification

03 September 2015

COLOMBIA - Colombia’s small ruminant industry has met to discuss the roll out of a new farm certification scheme to ensure safe food from high welfare systems.

Producers learned from technical advisers last week the requirements of a new initiative, the Certificate of Good Farming Practice.

Administered through the Colombian Agriculture Institute (ICA), the certificate will acknowledge farms for certain standards across hygiene and animal welfare criteria, including demands placed on transport conditions and drug storage.

A spokesperson for the ICA said: "The resolution sets out the minimum conditions and requirements in health, biosecurity, animal welfare, personnel and infrastructure that require animals to ensure product quality.”

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