Klaus Ackerstaff, of Datamars, based in Switzerland, added: "We are delighted to have a presence in the UK, which is one of the largest markets for animal identification
Ukraine called for greater support in combating contagious animal diseases and Armenia expressed an interest in animal identification
and monitoring systems used in the EU.
Stage 1 of the Animal Identification
& Registration System is considered a government initiative in line with international best practices and standards in order to maintain its integrity and sustainability and to form an integrated database of species and numbers," he added.
Conferees will also have to settle on animal identification
program funding that got a 50 percent cut in the Senate bill but was zeroed out in the House version.
While not intended for use as unique individual animal identification
, the new, non-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags will provide a tool to enhance the traceability of breeding stock and to support the USDA's National Animal Identification
For more on the National Animal Identification
System, visit www.
The people involved and all small farmers and those interested in securing local food for all should be aware of the provision for a National Animal Identification
System that is part of the 2007 Farm Bill, which will soon be debated in the Senate.
Department of Agriculture announced a partnership with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) to register dairy farm, dairy calf and heifer-grower premises as part of the National Animal Identification
They will be used initially for animal identification
Gobi, D-Spencer, recently filed the legislation, which also requires the state Department of Agricultural Resources to withdraw any applications for funding for the National Animal Identification
I want to thank you for publishing an article opposing the National Animal Identification
System ("Need-to-know Info on Animal ID," May 15), but I don't think the article went far enough.
Department of Agriculture guidelines on farm premises identification and the national animal identification
He recently suggested that the first case of mad cow disease in the state was a conspiracy to help pass a state animal identification
I am writing to ask you to help stop the USDA's National Animal Identification
System (NAIS) program funding until it adds language prohibiting the use of data that farmers are forced to turn over to NAIS from being used against them.
Also, by bringing Montenegro in line with EU laws on livestock identification, the programme--which will use computer databases and animal identification
cards--will help Montenegro export meat and livestock to the rest of Europe.