Volume 56 | May 5, 2019
WI Response to Bovine TB Outbreak
In October 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirmed Wisconsin’s first bovine tuberculosis (bTB) case in over 20 years for a Dane County dairy herd. The Dane County herd continues to be the only TB-affected herd in Wisconsin and is following a test and remove protocol to eradicate the disease.

The TB-affected herd and all locations where animals from the dairy are reared are under quarantine and animals can only move directly to slaughter, rendering, or a restricted feedlot. DATCP, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Veterinary Services (USDA APHIS VS), will continue testing the herd approximately every other month into the year 2020, and the herd will remain under quarantine until testing protocols are completed that show the disease is eliminated from the herd. Once the quarantine is removed, DATCP will test the herd annually for five years to assure there is no disease recurrence.
WLIC is Hiring!
WLIC is hiring for the position of  Data Entry Specialist.
The data entry specialist will support data entry and data management functions of the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (90%), as well as provide support for the DNA Fair Program (10%). The position will also provide technical phone support to users of the WLIC premise registration information system and will handle information requests and resolve registrant issues through written and phone correspondence. In addition, employee provides data entry support for WLIC, including daily entry of Certified Veterinary Inspection (CVI) Reports, Calf Slips, TB Slips, and other data as required. This position reports to the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium’s Executive Director.
Please send resume to Jodi Legge at  jlegge@wiid.org .
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
North America CVOs Develop Framework for ASF Plan
Komal says while biosecurity is very important for keeping the disease out of the Americas, it became very clear over the last two days ASF is a human-driven disease.

USDA APHIS Launches Interactive Map for Producers to Obtain Premise ID Numbers
PIN or LID registration is administered by each State and allows animal health officials to quickly and precisely identify where animals are located in the event of an animal health or food safety emergency. A PIN or LID is required to purchase official animal identification tags.

Disaster Happens - And So Does Help
Thirty-three FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be receiving a disaster claim payment for milk loss as a result of the snowstorm that swept through the Upper Midwest February 23-24. With barn roofs collapsing under heavy snowfall, and cows being killed and milk having to be dumped due to impassable roads, the payments will total more than $23,000, with additional payments anticipated for other claims where additional information is being gathered.

Meet Our Members
The Milwaukee Stockyards has been marketing livestock since 1869. They are Wisconsin's leading market for slaughter livestock and sell cattle by private treaty five days per week!
Premises Renewal Update
WLIC has renewed 8,440 premises so far in 2019!
Please call or renew online to help our number grow.
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National Dairy Herd Improvement Association
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Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
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