16, 2009 - It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that the USDA has decided
to make NAIS mandatory. On Jan. 13, 2009, they filed with the Federal Registry,
their intent to use all existing animal health program, such as Scrapie, Brucellosis,
TB, Pseudorabies and others. The new ruling can be found at
new ruling seems to change their position on using tattoos as identifying marks
and enacts a uniform AIN eartag. It also adds another layer of identification
for sheep and goats, instituting a Flock Identification Number.
read the ruling, and then spread the word. The comment period ends March 20, 2008.
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