USDA Incorporates Swine ID Implementation Plan

US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an animal identification implementation plan that enables the plans developed by the Swine ID Implementation Task Force for animal identification to move forward.
calendar icon 13 April 2006
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A producer-led task force has developed swine-specific standards for identification and a detailed implementation plan using the current ID system as a base. That plan was presented to producers at the 2006 Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, Mo., on March 2. The plan is swine-specific and consistent with the National Animal Identification System and the national standard implementation plan made public by the USDA.

The task force--made up of pork producers, swine health officials, packer/processors and representatives from other segments of the industry--developed an implementation plan that covers the USDA's requisite of 48-hour traceback and can be adapted to common industry practices without undue burden to producers.

The National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians are also represented in the Swine ID Implementation Task Force.

Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection

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