Volume 8 | April 16, 2018
WLIC's DNA Fair Program In Full Swing
WLIC's DNA Fair Program started in 2007 as a youth outreach program. WLIC partnered with the Wisconsin State Fair and county fairs to teach youth showing livestock the technology of the new RFID tags for livestock – providing both the RFID tags and stick reader to use as part of the State Fair's weigh-in, and then as part of State Fair entry day check-in.

In 2013, WLIC added the DNA component, taking over this program from the Wisconsin State Fair. DNA hair samples provided a way to ensure the animal that exhibitors brought to the first weigh-in, was the same animal brought to show at the Wisconsin State Fair. This was especially important for the livestock auction, as the grand champions often brought in large sums of money. 

As part of the youth program, and for those counties that handle the program within the county, WLIC offers discounted RFID ear tags to county fairs for beef, swine and sheep, and offers a free loan of the stick readers (needed to read the tags) if the county does not have one.

WLIC also provides the complimentary service of formatting the county fair files to load onto the stick reader, and provides training on the LightingRod and Herd Mangement software program to counties for their use during the fair check-in.

Sheep and swine deadlines are coming up soon - all orders must be received by close of business on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
Need Tags? WLIC Sells Tags!
WLIC is selling Wisconsin-branded tags, as well as readers and taggers on our website in the new 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.

Order now at: https://wiid.org/store/
Meet Our Members
The National Dairy Herd Improvement Association's (DHIA) objectives and goals include:

  • Promote accuracy, credibility, and uniformity of DHI records.
  • Represent the DHIA system on issues involving other National and International organizations.
  • Organize industry activities that benefit members of National DHIA.

Thank you to DHIA for their support of WLIC as a corporate plus member!

5Nines, LLC
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
DeWitt, Ross & Stevens Law Firm
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 Veterinary Medical Association
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