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Nebraska animal disease traceability topic of Nov. 2 meetings

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension, along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), will be hosting several meetings to review and discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed Animal Disease Traceability System rule to establish regulations for improving the traceability of livestock moving interstate.

The new USDA Animal Disease Traceability Framework published in March 2011 as changes to the Title 9 Federal Regulations (parts 90, with changes to parts 71, 77, and 78) requires that all states develop and submit a compliance plan by Dec. 31, 2011.

UNL Extension is sponsoring these meetings so that Nebraska Department of Agriculture officials can take plan input from producers and answer any questions they may have.

Topics to be covered at the meeting include: what livestock may be affected, guidelines for identification, health certificates, use of brands, and discussion of traceability activities in Nebraska and what effect the proposed rule may have on the Nebraska livestock industry.

Meetings are scheduled at:

• Nov. 2 – Chadron, NE, 9 a.m., Fairgrounds 4H Building

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• Nov. 2 – Scottsbluff, 2 p.m., Panhandle Research/Extension Center, Bluestem Room

• Nov. 2 – Kimball, 6 p.m., 4H Building (near High School)

Livestock producers, veterinarians and livestock market owners are encouraged to attend.

Similar meetings may be scheduled across the state throughout the next year. For more information on the NDA’s Locate in 48 Animal Disease Traceability program, call 800-572-2437.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension, along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), will be hosting several meetings to review and discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed Animal Disease Traceability System rule to establish regulations for improving the traceability of livestock moving interstate.

The new USDA Animal Disease Traceability Framework published in March 2011 as changes to the Title 9 Federal Regulations (parts 90, with changes to parts 71, 77, and 78) requires that all states develop and submit a compliance plan by Dec. 31, 2011.

UNL Extension is sponsoring these meetings so that Nebraska Department of Agriculture officials can take plan input from producers and answer any questions they may have.

Topics to be covered at the meeting include: what livestock may be affected, guidelines for identification, health certificates, use of brands, and discussion of traceability activities in Nebraska and what effect the proposed rule may have on the Nebraska livestock industry.

Meetings are scheduled at:

• Nov. 2 – Chadron, NE, 9 a.m., Fairgrounds 4H Building

• Nov. 2 – Scottsbluff, 2 p.m., Panhandle Research/Extension Center, Bluestem Room

• Nov. 2 – Kimball, 6 p.m., 4H Building (near High School)

Livestock producers, veterinarians and livestock market owners are encouraged to attend.

Similar meetings may be scheduled across the state throughout the next year. For more information on the NDA’s Locate in 48 Animal Disease Traceability program, call 800-572-2437.

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