Weekly eNewsletter | March 15, 2021 | Volume 154
Save the Date: WLIC Annual Meeting - April 8th
Due to ongoing health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and large group gatherings, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) Board of Directors has decided to host its annual member meeting using a virtual platform again this year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please register in advance at www.wiid.org no later than April 2, 2020. You will receive a link to join the virtual meeting prior to April 8th.

During the meeting, members will hear from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture staff, and will also hear a recap of 2020 activities and results.
African Swine Fever Outbreaks in China Shows ASF Isn’t Under Control
The African Swine Fever (ASF) issues aren’t over in China. After ASF started to decimate the country’s hog herd in 2018, China said 2021 will continue to be the year of rebuilding the hog herd, but now more cases of ASF continue to pop up showing the outbreaks may be worse than originally reported.
March 16 - Cornerstone Dairy Academy

March 17-18 - 2021 PDPW Business Conference

April 8 - WLIC Annual Meeting
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Visit WLIC online to view the tag variation available to fit your production needs!
Plan Ahead! Expect Shipping Delays!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions affecting the production of tags, as well as slower shipping times with all carriers, there may be a delay in fulfilling and shipping your tag order. Please plan to add an additional 10 to 15 days to produce and ship your order – which means orders could take up to 25 days from the date ordered for delivery with standard shipping. (Under normal circumstances, it takes about 10 to 15 days to receive your order.)

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow for the additional shipping times. Please reach out to the WLIC Team if you have any questions or concerns.
Detect to Protect Challenge: A Live Animal Test for CWD
Sensis, on behalf of The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is hosting the Detect to Protect Challenge: A Live Animal Test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The challenge invites innovators to submit their idea for a diagnostic test for the early detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a live animal, prior to clinical signs.
Dane County Pitches World Dairy Expo Deal Offering Two Free Years
Facing the potential relocation of the World Dairy Expo for this year, Dane County officials are offering to host the Expo for free for the next two years as part of 10-year proposal to event organizers.
“World Dairy Expo is a long-standing partner of Dane County and this contract extension reflects our commitment to our farmers, our agricultural heritage, and this event,” Parisi said.
Wisconsin Officially Sets New Milk Production Record in ’20
America’s Dairyland stayed true to its name last year as the state set another record for total milk production, despite having less cows. The latest government figures from the USDA confirmed that Wisconsin farms produced 30.7 billion pounds of milk in 2020, just less than one-percent more than the previous record of 30.6 billion harvested in 2019.
There are nearly 1,200 licensed cheesemakers in Wisconsin making 26% of the nation’s cheese!
Thanks to our Gold Members
Thanks to our Bronze Members
Thanks to our Corporate Plus Members
ABS Global, Inc.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
DeWitt, LLP
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association