Identification Plan Moves Forward

The United States Animal Health Association Committee on Livestock Identification (ID) has passed a resolution directing USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to advance a national ID system. The resolution calls for establishing a structure consisting of federal and state officials and industry representatives. The group is to use the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Task Force

The United States Animal Health Association Committee on Livestock Identification (ID) has passed a resolution directing USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to advance a national ID system.

The resolution calls for establishing a structure consisting of federal and state officials and industry representatives. The group is to use the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Task Force Work Plan as a guide.

The structure is to be established prior to Jan. 30, 2003.

Entities will focus on a uniform premises ID system, a uniform, nationally recognizable numbering system for individual animals, and a similar system for a lot or group of animals.