The National Animal Identification System, (NAIS) is a government-run program in the United States intended to extend government animal health surveillance by identifying and tracking specific animals. Administered at the federal level by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture, NAIS will also be overseen by state animal health boards. While the federal program is voluntary, money received by some states, tribes, and non-profit entities from the USDA through cooperative agreements has been used to make parts or all of the program mandatory. Critics claim the system will put small farmers out of business, by requiring that farmers pay the cost of registration devices of between $1 and $20 for each animal. Large, corporate factory farms which are connected to vertically integrated, birth-to-death factory systems ID and pay by the herd (and not the individual animal), while small farmers must pay it for each animal. The National Animal ...
The following statement is as old and tattered as the copy of the Constitution contained within my purse, however, If you eat you should fight NAIS.. The lucky livestock owner works from dawn to dusk, gets up for lambing, calving, kidding, downer critters sometime in the night, grabs a few winks, wakes up and starts all over again. The unlucky one does the same thing with the hours left in the day when they come back from their off the farm job. In return one has the pleasure of sustaining their family with home produced meat, dairy, or vegetables from the garden blessed with the the manure they so diligently composted throughout the year. Breaking even is considered good, making a profit near impossible, years with losses are more the reality.. Enter the USDAs NAIS program. According to Kansas State University, which was paid nearly a half million dollars to complete a Benefit-Cost Analysis of the National Animal Identification System (EXCEL Spreadsheet), it will cost the small cow-calf ...
Characteristic of the invention is that the shape of mark 1 is such that, in the case of a mark for animals, the mark cannot be gripped by other animals between their teeth and be torn off, or, in the case of a mark for articles, the mark is not caught on objects in the environment and thereby torn loose. The external shape 9 of the member 1 comprising the identification circuit has therefore been selected such that teeth and obstacles will slip off. To that end, the shape of the identification device or (ear)mark 1 in the example shown is substantially conical and the surface is preferably smooth and hard. Nor should it be possible for the teeth or obstacles to get a grip onto the back of mark 1. Therefore this surface should lie flat against the ear or the article, as shown at 10. In the case as shown, this has been realized by choosing the length of pin 5 in correspondence with the thickness of the ear of the animal or the article 2. The flange 4 of the attachment member or countermember, ...
The objective of animal identification is to protect the health of animals, humans and the environment, to improve the welfare of animals and to ensure the safety of food by requiring systematic information on animal holdings, operators responsible for animals and animals themselves. The information enables the origin of animals and their movements between holdings to be traced. With the data included in registers, different risks can be addressed rapidly and efficiently, preventing, for example, animal diseases from spreading or diseases that can be shared between animals and humans (zoonoses) from being transmitted to the food chain.. The animal identification system is controlled by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira.. ...
To evaluate the potential of using electronic implants (transponders) for maintaining identity from birth to slaughter, calves born and implanted in Montana were followed through the feedlot phase to their ultimate slaughter at commercial packing plants. At spring branding, 138 calves were implanted with electronic identification transponders positioned underneath the scutiform cartilage at the base of the ear. Four steers died prior to weaning. After weaning, 109 steers were transported to a commercial feedlot i n Kansas (group 1) and the remaining 25 steers (group 2) were maintained at the Montana ranch for 1 year and then placed in a commercial feedlot in Colorado. Following the two feeding periods, steers were slaughtered at commercial packing plants in Colorado or Kansas under Food Safety Inspection Service authority. From implanting to weaning (156 days), retention was 100%, and 98.5% of the implants remained operable. Of the 106 steers that survived in the first group, implant retention ...
The AVMA endorses the use of electronic identification in animals and supports the standardization in materials, procedures, equipment, and registries.
Laura McGinnis, ARS News Service, USDA, [email protected], (301) 504-1654. Identifying individual animals is essential to controlling diseases and monitoring international imports and exports. To find out whos who in a herd, scientists and cattle industry professionals rely on DNA--especially when traditional animal identification has been lost or damaged. Highly specialized genetic markers, developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, Neb., are helping to improve animal identification and parentage testing.. The most common type of genetic marker present in U.S. beef and dairy cattle is the single nucleotide polymorphism or SNP. The scientists have already identified 122 specialized parentage SNPs and annotated more than 1,600 neighboring SNPs. This knowledge has increased the accuracy of parentage and identification tests.. Using genetic markers, scientists can generate molecular fingerprints to match multiple ...
Disclosed herein is a communications system implementing a microphone wirelessly connected to a half-duplex communications device, such as a two-way radio or a radio-simulating cellular phone. The microphone may incorporate a transmit/receive switch wherein a transmit signal is wirelessly transmitted from the microphone to the communications device to direct the communications device to enter into a transmit mode. The microphone may communicate with the half-duplex communications device through a magnetic induction link.
May 23, 2010. NewsWithViews.com. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it plans to drop the program called the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Ive been studying the antics of Washington bureaucrats for 50 years and I know this is just another ploy to give farmers and ranchers a feeling of security, when all the while they are in the process of coming back with a much more draconian plan. The name has been changed and descriptive words have been eliminated and replaced with other objectives, but government continues to push towards turning the control of our livestock industry over to the multinational meat packers. The coyotes howl along the trail but the wagons keep rolling along.. The USDA has only put a new saddle on the same old horse. The program is no longer called NAIS, the new name is ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY FRAMEWORK. The original document explaining NAIS consisted of 1200 pages, while this new version on traceability is only 7 pages of questions ...
840 or Official AIN (Animal Identification Number) Tags comply with the requirements of the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program as both a visual identifier and a supplemental identification device (using ISO-compliant electronic ID). 840 designates USA-origin livestock. The ADT is a voluntar
Established by producers in 1998 and incorporated in 2001, Canadas traceability system is based on three pillars: animal identification, premises identification and animal movement. Led by the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) Canadas traceability program is designed and developed for the containment and eradication of animal disease. The Canadian Cattle Identification Program is the only national cattle identification program in North America ...
USDA is boosting its efforts to get livestock producers signed up in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) ahead of mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) legislation that becomes effective later this year, meating place has reported.
Texas animal health officials are planning to begin field testing an animal identification system that could help track diseased poultry and livestock across the country.
January 2006. The American Horse Council has released a white paper entitled NAIS and Horses: Why Horses Should be Included. The paper has been written in answer to a common question regarding why horses should be included in the National Animal Identification System, since horses dont carry diseases that affect other livestock or that affect humans.. Most people dont realize that horses do in fact contract diseases that can also be found in other livestock and, in some cases, in humans. The AHC paper lists and explains several of those diseases. The paper also describes some of the diseases that are experienced both by humans and horses, although in most cases, horses do not play a role in spreading these diseases to humans. (West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis are examples.) However, there are some infectious diseases that horses can contract that they can transmit to humans. Examples of such zoonotic diseases include rabies, salmonella, ringworm, leptospirosis, ...
CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week announced it would spend $18.8 million to begin a three-stage process for setting up a national animal identification system to help contain animal disease outbreaks. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said the goal of the effort is a system to identify farms and other sites exposed to foreign animal diseases. ...
WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. Department of Agricultures National Animal Identification System poses illegal economic burdens on farmers and violates their religious freedom, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund and others claim in Federal Court. Several plaintiffs claim that God and the Bible authorize (them) with dominion over all animals on the planet and prohibit (them) from taking the mark.. ...
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The federal government issued final regulations in January 2013 that now require most animals moving interstate (unless going directly to slaughter) to have official identification. States are required by this rule to implement and oversee individual official animal identification for animals moving in interstate commerce ...
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While the long and often controversial effort to develop a national animal identification (ID) system may not be completely finalized yet, complying with animal ID and movement regulations is now the law of the land.. And it has been for a while. U.S. cattle producers and their veterinarians have been working under USDAs Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule for the past 18 months. However, USDA and state animal health officials have been emphasizing education and cooperation rather than enforcement in an effort to achieve compliance with the ADT rule, according to Chelsea Good, Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) vice president of government and industry affairs.. Speaking during a webinar sponsored by GlobalVetLINK, Good says the ADT rule became effective on March 11, 2013. For the first year the rule was in place, USDA and state animal health officials concentrated on education, explaining the requirements and nuances of the rule to cattle producers. In March 2014, USDA announced it would ...
No sooner have most people pronounced NAIS dead-on-arrival, than a number of recent events may have breathed life back into the U.S.A.s National Animal Identification Scheme. A combination of market forces aligned with a simplified tracking technology, and some rare positive news may have reinvigorated USDAs moribund, voluntary animal traceability initiative.. First the news headlines. Even though the U.S. House of Representatives had voted to cut off funding for the NAIS as part of the Farm Bill, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed a few weeks ago to continue funding the program to the tune of $5.3 million for fiscal year 2010-2011. This funding is a reduction from the $14.2 million authorized for last year and less than the $14.6 million the Senate approved, but the program will continue. However, a growing number of Congressional members have made it clear they want to see effective leadership from USDA to dispel some of the more egregious NAIS rumors running unchallenged in ...
Joint FAO-ICAR-FEPALE Workshop on animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean ...
Methods of enabling non-Push-To-Talk (PTT) enabled devices, configured for full-duplex communication, to participate in a PTT-over-Cellular (PoC) session that includes a PTT enabled device, are presented including: detecting start of speech from the non-PTT enabled device; generating a floor control request on behalf of the at least one non-PTT enabled device; negotiating the floor control request based on a device priority; generating a floor control response for the at least one non-PTT enabled device; and generating a first floor control state for the PoC session. In some embodiments, methods further include: buffering RTP packets in a media buffer, the RTP packets corresponding to speech received from the non-PTT enabled device; if the floor control request is granted, sending the RTP packets to the PoC session; and if the floor control request is denied, discarding the RTP packets.
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R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America Fighting for the U.S. ! Cattle Producer For Immediate Release Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 22, 2011 Phone: 406-252-2516; [email protected] 8 Days (Now 10) of Opposition to USDAs Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule: Part IX of X-Part Series Billings, Mont. - To minimize the […]. ...
Free Shipping on most orders over $60. Great Low Price. Allflex 840 USDA Integra Swine Tags are used for visual individual animal identification. These tags signify that the animals were born in the USA. 840 USDA Swine tags may be used for interstate commerce, and are required at some swine shows, fairs, and auctions. Your farm premise ID number is assigned to the tag number series being shipped to you, and the information is held in the NAIS database. Unique 840 series numbers are printed at th
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The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data on Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products.
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Double O Acres of West Union took top honors in the Oxford Down Sheep show judged August 19 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. The farm was awarded the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe and Champion Ram banners. They also placed first in the Premier Exhibitor contest.. Hamilton Sheep of Bryant earned Reserve Champion Ram honors and took third place in the Premier Exhibitor contest while Rocky Hill Farm of Elizabeth, Ill., took second.. Additional results below (names, hometowns, animal identification):. Yearling Ram. 1) Hamilton Sheep, Bryant, ZA Oscar 16-1 2290, 2/18/2016, 300441. January Ram Lamb. 1) Double O Acres, West Union, Double O Acres 17-016, 1/20/2017, 301782. February Ram Lamb. 1) Double O Acres, West Union, Double O Acres 17-033, 2/13/2017, 301777. 2) Rocky Hill Farm, Elizabeth, Ill., RHF 1702, 2/7/2017, 301650. 3) Double O Acres, West Union, Double O Acres 17-040, 2/13/2017, 301780. 4) Van Roekel Family Livestock, Wellman, VR 1720 Good Karma, 2/9/2017, 301093. March & After Ram ...
The federal government is working on the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, a system that will track animals back to their origin.. It ... can identify all animals and premises potentially exposed to an animal with a foreign animal disease within 48 hours of discovery, said Charles McPeake, an animal scientist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.. Maintaining the health and economic viability of U.S. animal agriculture is critical to the industry and the safety of our food supply, he said.. The federal system will enable foreign animal disease outbreaks to be quickly contained, McPeake said. It will help meet shoppers demands, too, for foods that can be traced to their source.. Using the federal system, officials will be able to trace an animal back to its farm and everywhere in-between. Its still being developed. But when its in place, it will require that animals get an identification number at birth.. Tracking domestic ...
Very often, veterinary professionals are faced with directly and quickly identify the bodies of animals, carcasses or carcass portions. This operation is based on morphological characters highlighting defining species, sex and even approximate age. They are very frequent cases when the soft parts are damaged bodies and carcasses of animals are partially or totally boned. In view of this, it shows the importance of examining the skeleton as a whole or its constituent parts. Operation animal identification by morphological features of the skeleton is more difficult as are younger animals (presence of cartilage growth, strengthening bones insufficient, incomplete formation of characteristic details, enable scattering and fragmentation of the bones). In the domestic mammals there is possibility of occurrence of confusion, especially if bones and body parts belonging to the same class animals close. Only perfect knowledge of bone morphology allows the veterinarian to determine what species ...
Availability of information and technical services and assistance. At present, much of the available information is fragmented and often difficult to access for the rural emergent farmer/stock owner. In addition, access to appropriate technology and to markets further complicates matters. Information on often less suitable breeds is more freely available in the popular agricultural media.. Some breed societies have donated genetic material to the emergent-farmer sector, but few have yet become involved in the communal sector. Actions in this sector need to be integrated or holistic, taking into consideration the complexity of stock ownership, communal land tenure and the need for basic inputs such as animal identification, recording and improved veldt and animal husbandry.. The Brahman cattle breeders society is currently busy with an integrated project to assist emergent farmer groups in the North West Province with both genetic material (semen) and advice on improved management and ...
Natick, Massachusetts -- Despite the success of RFID technology within traditional application segments such as security/access control, animal identification, automobile immobilization, and toll collection, the RFID industry has been highly focused on finding RFIDs next killer application. The emergence of RFID in the supply chain over the last few years has led many to believe that supply chain
The new federal scrapie eradication program regulations require all sexually intact sheep and goats to be officially identified before they are moved from the farm for any purpose. Scrapie is a central nervous system disease that affects predominantly sheep, but has also been known to affect goats. The disease, which is transmitted during lambing and kidding, has a long incubation period and does not affect animals until 2-5 years after exposure making the disease difficult to eradicate. There is not yet a valid test for the disease in live animals, but it can be diagnosed on animals that die of the disease. The presence of the disease prevents us from exporting sheep and goats to Australia, New Zealand and several other markets besides causing animal losses. Permanent identification of animals will help to identify flocks that have animals infected with scrapie, and will help in tracing those animals that are exposed and thus potentially infected. Right now, individual animal identification and ...
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In 2013 I moved to the state of Alaska to see find new opportunities and adventures for myself. I worked for Alaska State Parks Northern Region for a summer and got my first real taste of Alaska and loved it. Through working for ASP I also got to see the damage caused throughout the parks and other areas from over use or the uninformed public. I am currently work for DHS and volunteer some of my free time at the Bureau of Land Management with their archaeology department. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, animal identification, walking/running, fishing, primitive skills (bow drilling, traps, cordage making, etc.) plant identification, cooking, backpacking, camping, gardening, training my dog for duck hunting and other dog related adventures, as well as I am learning to hunt and am interested in trying curling. I am very excited and prepared to help share my knowledge and skills with others, in addition to learning from them as well. LNT is and always will be a needed set of skills and ...
An identification device in the form of a tag-like strip, affixable to an article, for use in an electronic security system comprising opposingly situated conductor strip portions which may be punched out of a metal foil. The conductor strip portions are folded together along suitably positioned fold lines so that mutually superposed conductor strip portions form an uninterrupted winding of inductive elements having a dielectric positioned therebetween. The conductor strip portions can be fabricated on continuous roll and separated by transverse perforations.
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