Weekly eNewsletter | March 8, 2021 | Volume 153
Save the Date: WLIC Annual Meeting - April 8th
Due to ongoing health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and large group gatherings, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) Board of Directors has decided to host its annual member meeting using a virtual platform again this year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please register in advance at www.wiid.org no later than April 2, 2020. You will receive a link to join the virtual meeting prior to April 8th.

During the meeting, members will hear from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture staff, and will also hear a recap of 2020 activities and results.
World Dairy Expo Update
Plans for the 54th World Dairy Expo®, set for September 28 through October 2, continue to progress at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Expo recognizes that uncertainty remains surrounding future health regulations that may govern Madison this fall at the time of WDE 2021. To best understand these factors as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Expo has met with Dane County and Alliant Energy Center officials regarding current and potential future local COVID-19 restrictions. Communication with these officials continues as additional clarity is sought.
March 16 - Cornerstone Dairy Academy

March 17-18 - 2021 PDPW Business Conference
What percent has the value of Wisconsin dairy export increased over the last decade?

Visit WLIC online to view the tag variation available to fit your production needs!
Plan Ahead! Expect Shipping Delays!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions affecting the production of tags, as well as slower shipping times with all carriers, there may be a delay in fulfilling and shipping your tag order. Please plan to add an additional 10 to 15 days to produce and ship your order – which means orders could take up to 25 days from the date ordered for delivery with standard shipping. (Under normal circumstances, it takes about 10 to 15 days to receive your order.)

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow for the additional shipping times. Please reach out to the WLIC Team if you have any questions or concerns.
New Tool Provides Custom Biosecurity Plan for Cattle Producers
To further support cattle producers across the country the Beef Checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) 
program has released the first in a series of Advanced Education Modules. This initial module on biosecurity details the basics of disease transmission and prevention.
It Starts With You: Biosecurity Reminders for Youth Swine Shows
Regardless of whether you sell 100,000 markets hogs a year or have a barn with two show pigs, Jan Archer, a pig farmer from Wayne County, N.C., says we all share an obligation to take care of each other. And that starts with biosecurity. 
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Spring is a Good Time to Think Backyard Poultry Biosecurity
The U.S. poultry industry is one of the largest in the world and an important sector of our agricultural economy. Keeping birds safe from infectious disease is a top priority and responsibility for all owners, growers, workers, and enthusiasts involved in raising poultry. Disease outbreaks lead to devastation of our flocks and result in job and financial losses, quarantines limiting trade, and affecting prices on eggs, prepared poultry, and other staples.
The value of Wisconsin dairy exports has increased in value by 78% over the last decade!
Thanks to our Gold Members
Thanks to our Bronze Members
Thanks to our Corporate Plus Members
ABS Global, Inc.
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Cooperative Network
DeWitt, LLP
IDology
Johnsonville Sausage LLC
Merry-Water Farms
Milwaukee Stockyards LLC
Semex USA
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Pork Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association