September 10, 2004
September 10, 2004 -- The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported this week that the Labor division in Australia will spend $10 million to directly help farmers pay for the National Livestock Identification Scheme. It is likely that other sources in Australia will also be participating in funding of the national identification program.
So far, in the United States, the federal government has spent nearly $12 million in FY 2004 to advance the national animal identification initiative. The Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee has delegated an additional $33 million for animal identification efforts in its current version of the FY 2005 budget.