US Pork industry prepared for NAIS
Patrick Webb, director of swine health programmes for the National Pork
Board in Des Moines, believes that the US pork industry is well prepared for
implementing the National Animal Identification System
According to Webb, two groups have met to develop standards for pork
producers: Pork Industry Identification Working Group and the Swine
Identification Implementation Task Force.
The Pork Industry Identification Working Group worked to develop programme
standards for swine.
â€œThey've developed the standards and should changes need to be made, they
will make them,â€ says Webb.
The Swine Identification Implementation Task Force is charged with putting
those standards into place.
â€œWith both groups, we really have a good cross-section of the industry,â€ he
says. â€œIt's gone very well for our industry.â€
Webb believes that the pork industry is in good shape. He also encourages
pork producers to register their premises
through their state agricultural
departments in the near future.
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