ASI Submits Animal ID Comments
June 24, 2005
June 24, 2005 -- As solicited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) submitted the industry?s recommendations pertaining to the National Animal Identification System (NAIS); Notice of Availability of a Draft Strategic Plan and Draft Program Standards (Docket No. 05-015-1).
?The sheep industry is committed to enhanced disease prevention, control and surveillance, which will be accomplished through modern animal identification and tracking systems. Animal identification has been a key component of the national accelerated scrapie eradication program since it began approximately three-years-ago,? stated comments submitted by ASI.
The comments submitted by ASI can be viewed on the home page at: www.sheepusa.org. Individual producer and sheep industry associations are encouraged to submit comments by the July 7,2005, deadline.
Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, 303-771-3500