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The Min­istry for Pri­mary In­dus­tries has launched a new mo­bile app that helps farm­ers, trans­porters and stock agents de­ter­mine whether an an­i­mal is fit for trans­port. The app has been de­vel­oped with vets and in­dus­try ex­perts and is an easy and ef­fi­cient tool to en­sure the wel­fare of an­i­mals is pri­or­ity. Di­rec­tor of ver­i­fi­ca­tion ser­vices, Dr Chris Kebbell said peo­ple in the pri­mary sec­tors were well aware of the fit­ness for trans­port re­quire­ments, but MPI vet­eri­nar­i­ans at pro­cess­ing plants still saw some an­i­mals ar­rive that should not have been trans­ported. The app in­cludes in­for­ma­tion bases on trans­port re­quire­ments in the codes of wel­fare for dairy cat­tle, deer, sheep and beef cat­tle and is avail­able on most smart de­vices.

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