Volume 50 | March 25, 2019
Pork Board Pilots Blockchain Technology Use in Pork Industry
The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry. 

Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow pork producers to monitor, evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability practices based on the We CareSM framework – six defined ethical principles guiding the U.S. pork industry. Launched in 2008, these principles provide industry standards in food safety and public health, animal well-being, protecting the environment, and improving the quality of life for the industry’s people and communities. The standards also serve as the pork industry’s commitment to continuous improvement.
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.
In the News
Bovine TB Found at Dairy Associated to Texas Calf Ranch Case
Animal health officials in Texas have confirmed the presence of bovine tuberculosis (TB) at a dairy located in the Panhandle region of the state.

Low FMD Vaccine Bank Leaves U.S. Pigs and Cattle Vulnerable to Disease
According to the USDA, the agency may not have a sufficient supply of FMD vaccine to control more than a small outbreak because of limited resources to obtain vaccine, the Government Accountability Office  report  said. 

Protecting Food Products from Deliberate Attacks
It seems so long ago. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) had just been diagnosed in the U.S. Rumors circulating that it hit a farm not far from yours. What could be done to stop it? Was it as bad as everyone was saying? 

Meet Our Members
Allflex is the world leader in design, technology, manufacturing and delivery of animal identification for traceability systems across all production. They bring cutting-edge, practical applications of visual, electronic and radio frequency animal identification technology to livestock industries across the world, contributing to a safer global food supply.
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AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
DeWitt, LLP
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Merry-Water Farms
Milwaukee Stockyards LLC
National Dairy Herd Improvement Association
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
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