Volume 44 | February 11, 2019
Mad Cow Disease Identified on Poland Farm
Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Poland Ministry of Agriculture notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or “Mad cow disease” among cattle on a Mirsk, Dolnoslaskie farm in southwestern Poland.

The atypical strain of the disease was uncovered on January 24 during a routine screening. The affected cow was killed and disposed of,  according to an OIE release .

BSE is an animal disease that affects cattle (it belongs to spongiform encephalopathies transmissible subacute group (TSE). They are degenerative diseases of the central nervous system that are caused by agents called “pathogenic prions”. The BSE is characterized by the appearance of nervous symptoms in adult animals. The characteristic symptoms of the disease are changes in behavior and locomotor disorders.

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WLIC Trivia
Agriculture contributes to what percentage of employment in Wisconsin?

A) 1%
B) 4%
C) 8%
D) 12%
Answer shown below!
In the News
Foreign Animal Disease: Preparing for the Worst
Even with a vast ocean separating North America, it only takes one failure in biosecurity for ASF to reach our soil. The most significant risks for spread include contaminated feed ingredients, feral pigs and humans.

Livestock Owners Weigh in on Ag's Role in the Help Marketplace
Hemp has been an agricultural product that has graced many farmers’ fields, including famous farmers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Most recently, the 2018 farm bill has classified hemp that contains less than 0.3% of THC as a commodity crop.

EIA at Gulfstream Park: One Case Confirmed
The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing. Trace-out activities may require FDACS to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current program policy.

Save the Date
Please join WLIC for our Annual Member Meeting:
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP) - Board Room
2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53718
R.S.V.P. Contact Jodi Legge at [email protected] or 608.848.1907
In addition to the regular business agenda, WLIC members will vote
on nominees to fill the open board positions.
WI-Origin Tags Available Online!
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.
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WLIC Trivia
Agriculture contributes to what percentage of employment in Wisconsin?

A) 1%
B) 4%
C) 8%
D) 12%
Agriculture contributes to 413,500 jobs to Wisconsin's economy!
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