October 10, 2003
The Executive Board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) will hold its fall meeting in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 24-25.
The agenda reflects numerous outside speakers addressing the board on various issues. David Bossman from the American Feed Industry Association and Peter Griffin from Applied Analytics Group will speak with the Board about Risk Management options for the sheep industry, Dr. Cindy Wolf has been asked to provide an update on the draft Animal Identification Plan that is under development, and Diane Sutton from the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be reviewing the findings from the Scrapie Surveillance Study Report and providing an update on the National Scrapie Eradication Program.
The chair of the Canadian Sheep Federation, Randy Eros, will attend and discuss the impact the BSE case in Canada has had on their sheep industry as well as provide an update on the mandatory Canadian livestock identification program.
Participants in last month?s Tri-Lamb meeting in Washington, D.C., will provide a report on the meeting along with a discussion of the resulting Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Agendas and meeting information are available from the ASI office.
Staff contact: Peter Orwick, ext. 33