It’s the price I pay for what I did.” But registration is not limited to offenders who pose a significant risk of committing another serious crime. This chapter describes who is required to register, for what, and for how long. This increased focus on traceability may result in animals presented with any of the above statuses being excluded from the food chain.

— Paul G., convicted in 1994 of adult rape, released from prison in 1995 If sex offender registries were limited to previously convicted sex offenders who had committed sexually violent crimes or sex crimes against children and who have been individually assessed as presenting a high or medium risk of committing similar crimes again, registration might help protect the public.

As a man convicted of rape in 1992 and released into his Idaho community in 2002 told Human Rights Watch, “ The police should know where I live. I have no problem going down to the police station to register.

In this way the marketability of cattle is enhanced and the confidence of consumers in the safety of beef is increased.

All cattle must be identified with DAERA approved ear tags and have their birth and identification notified to DAERA within 27 days.

These can be obtained on line or from a DAERA Direct office.

Those herd keepers who have animals with statuses are advised to contact their FBO prior to delivery of the animals regarding their slaughter eligibility.

You can prevent the application of statuses to your animals by: Animal found to have a serious cattle identification discrepancy. All bulls over 6 months of age should be recorded as bulls (B).

If proof of identification is not established within 2 working days the animal will beslaughtered and no compensation will be payable. All other males (in other words steers and bull calves) should be recorded as males (M) unless the bull calf is intended for breeding purposes or bull beef production in which case bull (B) should be used.

These statuses include IDQ, DOBQ, NNO and UNCOR (details in table below).

As the Agri-food industry drives forward its export agenda, the focus on identity assurance and robust traceability has intensified.

The local DAERA Direct Office can provide herd keepers with a document containing additional information held on APHIS regarding an animal with an I&R status which may assist the FBO with their decision regarding slaughter eligibility. Please Note: an animal with an IDU status will not be accepted for slaughter in any circumstances.