Volume 58 | May 20, 2019
USDA Takes New Action to Prevent African Swine Fever
USDA is implementing an African Swine Fever (ASF) surveillance plan to enhance its preparedness efforts. As part of this plan, USDA  announced  on Thursday that Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will work with the swine industry, the states and veterinary diagnostic laboratories to test for ASF. Although there are no reported cases of ASF in the U.S. – an animal disease affecting only pigs and with no human health or food safety risks – the risk continues to grow as outbreaks continue throughout China and other parts of Asia.

USDA plans to add ASF testing to its existing classical swine fever surveillance. They will test samples from the same high-risk animals, using the same overall process, but will test for both diseases instead of one. USDA and its partners expect to begin ASF surveillance efforts within weeks and will implement the full surveillance plan over the course of the spring.
WI-Origin Tags Available Online!
NEW IN 2019: All individual WLIC members will receive 10% off their tag orders placed through the WLIC 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 the News
WI Dairy Task Force Prioritizes Innovation, Exports
The Task Force recognized the need for additional staff, working with companies to develop new cheese varieties and other value-added dairy products, says Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

ASF Vaccine Test Successful
Spanish scientists have developed an oral vaccine that reportedly immunizes Eurasian wild boars against African swine fever (ASF). Researchers from the University of Madrid and the Spanish National Institute of Agricultural and Food Technology’s Animal Health Research Centre (CISA) say the vaccine offers 92 per cent protection against one genotype of the virus.

WI Dairy Needs to Expand Its Markets Worldwide
 Consumers from around the world enjoy agriculture products that come from our state’s farm fields and agriculture processing firms. Wisconsin is consistently one of the top exporters of dairy-related products in the nation. As milk production in the United States continues to increase, it is more and more important to create value-added products and identify new markets for those products, here at home or around the world.

Meet Our Members
ANIMART's mission is to be your preferred animal health supplier with a focus on providing solution to you through a passion for innovation and a serious commitment to exceed your expectations through responsiveness and teamwork.

Everything they do, every action they take and every decision they make is with you in mind. ANIMART offers a variety of servies to help with your specific needs for a successful operation. ANIMART is in tuned to customer needs and ready to work with you.
Premises Renewal Update
WLIC has renewed 10,401 premises so far in 2019!
Please call or renew online to help our number grow.
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