Volume 24 | September 24, 2018
China Reports FMD, Culls 47 Cattle
China’s Ministry of Agriculture reported an outbreak on Friday of foot-and-mouth disease in a herd of cattle. According to a Reuters report, the cattle had been transported to the Xinjiang region from Gansu province.

The suspected outbreak was discovered on Sept. 6, and confirmed the diagnosis of the O-type strain of the disease on Sept. 14. The local government in Xinjiang then culled 47 cattle following the outbreak. The outbreak is now under control, the ministry said.

This is the eighth case of the O-type strain found in livestock in China this year. In August, China culled 173 pigs due to FMD.
WI-Origin Tags Now Available!
WLIC is selling Wisconsin-branded tags, as well as readers and taggers on our website in the online store!

The WLIC online store gives producers several options for purchasing the WI-Origin™ tags, including choice of style, color, and price. Other preferences include a selection of both RFID (radio frequency identification), or non-RFID tags.

WLIC is competitively priced and all proceeds will be used to fund our programs and services. In addition, Allflex, USA, provides WLIC with a 10-cent rebate for every Wisconsin-branded tag sold.
Meet Our Members
Each year, people in the dairy industry around the world look forward to World Dairy Expo. It is safe to say that literally everyone in the hospitality and retail trade in and around Madison also anticipates the show. They are well aware of when Expo is coming each year and make plans to accommodate the influx of people from far and wide. The economic impact Expo has in the Madison/Dane County area (hotels, restaurants, souvenirs, etc.) is estimated to be well in excess of $30 million. For example, in 2012, the direct and indirect impact on the Dane County and regional economy was measured at $50,281,494.
Visit us at World Dairy Expo!

WLIC is booth: EH4430

We hope to see you there!
In the News
Equine Infectious Anemia investigation continues
So far 24 locations, 57 owners in 16 Colorado, counties have been identified with 80 to 100 horses that have moved off the locations. As the Equine Infectious Anemia investigation continues and the retest dates draw nearer, Colorado State Veterinarian Keith Roehr wants to make clear the requirements to move horses across state lines.

Florence Flooding Kills 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens
Livestock losses from Hurricane Florence flooding are increasing as recovery begins. The  North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  (NCDA&CS) reported 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry have been lost by the state’s farmers from the storm. Crop losses are not known as of press time, NCDA&CS said.

Hog virus in China accelerates research at K-State
The rapid spread of African swine fever in China since it was first discovered there in early August has scientists at the Biosecurity Research Institute on the Kansas State University campus going about research on the deadly virus with a new sense of urgency. They’ve been conducting research on African swine fever for the past three years.

Meet the WLIC Board
Julie Sweney, Vice-Chair
Julie was elected to the WLIC board in the spring of 2017. She currently resides in Fall River with her husband Todd and nearly 6-month-old daughter Sadie. Julie is the Director of Marketing & Communications at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.

Julie is passionate about serving dairy farmers and their best interests. She believe animal traceability is just a part of the bigger picture, though incredibly important.

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