Animal identification is one of the hottest topics in the livestock community today.
Dr. Cindy Wolf, vice-chair of the ASI Animal Health Committee and a Minnesota producer, guided an assembly of industry leaders through the steps in the development of a species-specific animal identification plan. Industry leaders from around the country participated in the discussions including lamb feeders, range and farm operators, sheep specialists, and sale-barn and affiliated industry businesses.
The goal of this group was to develop a well-defined implementation phase-in plan for sheep identification that is consistent with the established standards and goals of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
The Sheep Identification Working Group documents are available here. The presentation can be viewed in either Power Point or Acrobat. The Power Point version will take more time to load than the Acrobat version. January 2007 -- SFCP, NSEP and NAIS -- How They Interact August 2006 -- Sheep Identification Working Group Final ReportAugust 2006 -- Sheep ID Working Group Presentation to NIAA ID Expo April 2006 -- National Animal Identification System Facts & MythsJanuary 2006 -- Sheep ID Working Group Presentation to Board May 2004 -- Sheep Specific Working Group Report August 2004 -- Sheep Identification Presentation - Power Point August 2004 -- Sheep Identification Presentation - PDF File
The U.S. Department of Agriculture 's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service have created a resource for producers to access regarding the NAIS program. Click here
to access this comprehensive Web site.