Volume 25 | October 1, 2018
USDA Outlines Next Steps for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability
“The landscape surrounding animal disease traceability has changed dramatically in the past decade, and producers across the nation recognize that a comprehensive system is the best protection against a devastating disease outbreak like foot-and-mouth disease” Ibach said. “We have a responsibility to these producers and American agriculture as a whole to make animal disease traceability what it should be—a modern system that tracks animals from birth to slaughter using affordable technology that allows USDA to quickly trace sick and exposed animals to stop disease spread.”
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
The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) is a professional trade organization committed to advocating and promoting veterinary medicine, while enriching animal and human health. Their ever-growing membership consists of veterinarians whose backgrounds are as varied and multi-faceted as the rural, urban and suburban areas in which they live and work.

Founded in 1915, the WVMA has grown to over 2,300 member from across Wisconsin. As the largest voice for veterinary medicine across the state, they take pride in being a member driven organization. Their members drive initiatives, outreach efforts, continuing education opportunities and legislative change. They strive to be the premier state organization advancing veterinary medicine.

The WVMA’s goals are One Health, Advocacy, Value and Leadership.
WLIC Trivia
What is WLIC's booth number at World Dairy Expo?
A) AL218
B) EH4427
C) EH6304
D) EH4430

Answer shown below!
In the News
Biosecurity: A Key Step in Curbing the Spread of Disease
Animal diseases, such as avian influenza or African Swine Fever, know no borders and can continually affect new areas. Reducing the risk is possible through the implementation of procedures designed to avoid the introduction and spread of pathogens in animal populations.

Dairy Could be NAFTA Deal Breaker
Despite ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and Canada over a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) deal, the two countries remain at an impasse over dairy. According to Politico, one senior Trump administration official says the debate over dairy is starting to look like a deal breaker.

FarmFirst Co-Op To USDA: More Tariff Aid, Please
“We are disappointed in the small amount of assistance provided to dairy farmers in the  dairy mitigation package , as it represents a fraction of the economic harm to dairy farmers,” says Jeff Lyon, General Manager of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, in a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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WLIC Trivia Answer
What is WLIC's booth number at World Dairy Expo?
A) AL218
B) EH4427
C) EH6304
D) EH4430

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