EU

Raising Cattle to be used for Exports of Beef to the EU

Producers and feedlot operators must meet specific production requirements for cattle used to produce beef for export to the European Union (EU). These components are part of the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs) for Export of Beef to the EU. The following videos provide an overview of GEPs and the EU, the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products, and more information on initial enrolment, annual on-farm assessments and record keeping requirements for cow-calf operations, feedlot and backgrounding operations, and so called "mixed operations" operations where some animals are not eligible for the EU. Note: hover your mouse over the video and then click on the Youtube text to watch the video in full screen.

Producers must also work with a CFIA approved veterinarian from industry. Click to download the list of CFIA approved veterinarians for the EU GEP program in a spreadsheet.

OVERVIEW VIDEOS
Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs) and the European Union:  Introduction to the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products:

 

VIDEOS FOR COW-CALF OPERATIONS
Initial Enrolment and Annual On-Farm Assessment for Cow-Calf:  Cow-calf: Record Keeping Requirements:

VIDEOS FOR FEEDING OPERATIONS (includes Backgrounders)
Initial Enrolment and Annual On-Farm Assessment for Feeding Operations: Feedlot: Record Keeping Requirements:
VIDEO FOR MIXED OPERATIONS

Operations with EU Eligible and Ineligible Cattle: