Volume 26 | October 8, 2018
One Step Closer to National Traceability System
Depending on how you perceive it, animal disease traceability is either an idea that’s too important to abandon in spite of all the complications, or a nuisance that just refuses to die. The federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system, with its limited scope, has operated for five years. From the start, many believed the system would need to expand to become truly effective, but the UDSA has taken a cautious and deliberate approach toward expanding the program to cover more producers and more classes of cattle.

The time might finally be right for the U.S. livestock industry to support and implement a comprehensive system for rapidly tracking emerging animal diseases and containing them before they cause serious damage. We’ve seen the consequences of international outbreaks of foot and mouth disease, avian influenza, African swine fever and others, and here in the United States, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. We’ve also come to increasingly depend on exports to support our markets for meat and dairy products. At the same time, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has advanced over the past 15 years to new levels of convenience and affordability.
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.
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In the News
CWD-positive deer farms may get break from Legislative committee
Over the last five years, a Marathon County shooting preserve has had 74 white-tailed deer killed on its property that tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Dairy Farmers Across U.S. Pleased with U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The  U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was made official on Oct. 1  after Canada finally agreed to terms of the deal that included access for U.S. dairy products into Canada and the discontinuation of the country’s Class 7 policy for dairy.  Canadian dairy groups and farmers have been voicing their concerns  with the updated version of NAFTA, but U.S. dairy producers have been elated with USMCA.

JBS Recalls 6.5 Million Pounds of Beef For Salmonella
JBS Tolleson, Inc., a division of JBS SA, is recalling 6.5 million pounds of “various raw, non-intact beef products” due to an outbreak of salmonella,  USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said  Thursday.
The products were package on various dates from July 26, 2018, to Sept. 7, 2018. The full list of products being recalled are found via  PDF  or  XLSX .

Meet the WLIC Board
Kevin Krentz, Member
Kevin Krentz is a dairy farmer in Berlin, Wisconsin. Krentz believes traceability is important in protecting his herd and the markets as well.

Krentz has been in the agriculture industry for 25 years and has been a part of the WLIC board for one year.

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