The mandatory premises registration system will become effective in November 2005. Through the public hearings, the state is looking for comments from citizens on specific rules they are proposing to govern Wisconsin?s registration system.
Premise registration involves assigning unique numbers to each location where livestock are kept, and keeping the information in a confidential database accessible to animal health officials. Voluntary premises registration is already operating in Wisconsin, with more than 2,000 registered as of the start of October.
For more information about the hearings or about the mandatory livestock premises registration, call 608-224-4872 or visit Web site Session Schedule.