NAIS is Out, Animal Disease Traceability is in – Translate, Please!

Animal ID, What Next? It’s no secret that the USDA’s National Animal ID System (NAIS) has encountered its fair share of critisism during its first six years on the drawing board. In fact, following hearing sessions hosted by the USDA last year, industry buffs called the program unworkable and unnecessary.

SwineCast 0395, NAIS - NPPC Stumps For Mandatory System - NAIS QMS at IPIC

SwineCast 0395 Show Notes:

  • National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to Capitol Hill to ask legislators consider making NAIS mandatory. 
  • Iowa Pork Industry Center's (IPIC) Quality Management System (QMS) Director hooks up to discuss the big picture on pig ID.  More information in Premises ID QMS document (PDF format).

SwineCast 0303 for May 16 2008

SwineCast 0303 Show Notes:

  • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund notifies USDA of intent to sue to stop NAIS
  • 2008 Farm Bill a win for producers according to NPPC. Kansas State economist Troy Dumler looks at the details
  • Livestock Mandatory Reporting Law back on the books
  • Special conversation from the outside at the Pork Manager's Conference with Christine McCracken of Cleveland Research looking at the state of the industry... some suggestions to take under advisement

2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: National Animal Identification System

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SwineCast 0250 for November 6 2007

SwineCast 0250 Show Notes:

  • Bioconference update - fungi is your friend
  • NAIS hurdles
  • Liz Wagstrom looks at the NAIS swine program
  • Scott Patton of Ipsos Reid talks with Bruce Cochrane about a recent Canadian consumer food safety and quality survey
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