ASI Positions

ASI Positions

The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is the national trade association of the industry, representing more than 79,500 sheep producers nationwide. As a producer-driven federation of state associations, ASI communicates the associations’ position on policies developed by its membership. Current positions ASI has developed on behalf of the members are listed below. To view the current Policy Book, click on the link below.

2016 ASI Policy Manual -- PDF File

The rulemaking would amend the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie regulations regarding the importation of live sheep, goats and wild ruminants and their embryos, semen, products and byproducts. The proposed scrapie revisions regarding the importation of sheep, goats and susceptible wild ruminants for other than immediate slaughter are similar to those recommended by the World Organization for Animal Health in restricting the importation of such animals to those from scrapie-free regions or certified scrapie-free flocks.

Proposed Rule
ASI's Comments
October 13, 2016 - Letter from Secretary Vilsack to Barry Carpenter Regarding "Fair Farm Practice Rules"