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Type: Conference paper
Title: Tri-National National Animal Identification System (NAIS) Project Synopsis
Author: Whittier, J.
Scanga, J.
Umberger, W.
Cunningham, H.
Heckendorf, C.
Heller, J.
Citation: Abstracts: 2005 American Society of Animal Science Western Section Meeting: pp.119
Part of: Journal of Animal Science, 2005; 83 (Supplement 2)
Publisher: American Society of Animal Science
Publisher Place: Savoy, Illinois
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0021-8812
Conference Name: American Society of Animal Science Western Section. Meeting (2005 : Las Cruces, NM)
Abstract: The Tri-National Livestock Identification project involves three contiguous Western states (Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico), three sovereign Native American nations (the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe), and two Mexican states (Chihuahua and Sonora Mexico). All participating jurisdictions are brand states that are using existing brand inspection infrastructure to carrying out livestock movement recordings. A third-party software company maintains the consortium's jurisdictional databases; interfaces with the NAIS premises allocator, premises repository and animal identification repository; and distributes and records animal identification and animal movements. The project is divided into five basic components: outreach; premises registration for all major livestock species and non-producer participants; livestock identifier application; recording of GPS coordinates with livestock movement from farm of origin to livestock markets, change of ownership, feedlots and packing plants; and livestock traceability exercises. Cost data will be collected to establish an economic evaluation. Additionally, pre- and post-project surveys of producers' attitudes toward animal identification will be assessed. All jurisdictions are working with Cooperative Extension and others to facilitate outreach efforts. During outreach meetings the third party database provider facilitates producer premises registration via the Internet. Animal identification including RFID and biometrics will be utilized and integrated into the Consortium's databases. Traceability exercises will be used to evaluate the projects ability to meet the 48-hour trace back goal.
Keywords: Animal Identification; Traceability
RMID: 0020076069
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