US - pork premises registration
The National Pork Producers Council
(NPPC) together with the National Pork Board are aiming to have every pork producers' premises
registered under the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) by 31
The National Pork Board wants to hire regional swine identification
coordinators who will work with state pork producer associations and state ID
coordinators to encourage producers in each state to register their
According to Joy Philippi
, NPPC president,
the NAIS is about maintaining the national herd health and ensuring quick control and
recovery from disease outbreaks.
â€œGetting each producer's premises registered and entering the premises
number in each state's database is the only way to create an effective and
The NAIS is a partnership among industry and state and federal animal
health officials. The purpose of the system is to help protect producers'
premises and livelihoods in the event of an animal disease. Producers who
register their premises can be assured that they will be notified quickly when a
disease outbreak might put their animals at risk.
About 40% of pig premises are already registered. The effort is being made
possible through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and the Pork Board on premises registration. Under the
agreement, USDA is making $400,000 available to assist the pork industry with
its premises registration efforts.
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