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1 1 Swine Identification Update Patrick Webb DVM Director of Swine Health Programs National Pork Board

2 2 Swine Program Standards Pork Industry Identification Working Group (PIIWG) –Developed the Swine Program Standards –Enhances the current mandatory system that has been in place since 1988 –Submitted to the Animal ID Subcommittee and USDA as an industry accepted method for meeting USDAs requirement of a 48 hour traceback. –PIIWG approves changes to Standards

3 3 Implementation Swine Identification Implementation Taskforce has been formed –Includes a cross section of the swine industry, State and Federal representation and members and staff of NPPC and NBP –Primary goal is to direct the implementation of the Swine Program Standards in an overall Swine ID Plan –First meeting was in December of 2005

4 4 Types of ID for Swine Definitions –Swine Production System A swine production enterprise that consists of multiple sites of production; i.e., sow herds, nursery herds, and growing or finishing herds, but not including slaughter plants or livestock markets, that are connected by ownership or contractual relationships, between which swine move while remaining under the control of a single owner or a group of contractually connected owners. (9 CFR § 71.1)

5 5 Types of ID for Swine Market Swine –Inside the Production System (other than slaughter) Official Identification Methods –PIN + production records »Easiest method –GIN + production records »Used if reporting is required –PIN and GIN can be used by producers in a Static (All in all out) or dynamic (continuous flow) System regardless of size of operation.

6 6 Types of ID for Swine Market Swine –Outside the Production System (other than slaughter) Must use an official identification method: –Official PIN Tag w/ Production Number –Official AIN Tag –Ear Tattoo bearing PIN of premises of origin –Electronic ID (RFID) w/ AIN –Tattoos (ear or flank) + swine registry number –Ear Notching + purebred registry number (transitional) Official Metal Tags (transitional)

7 7 Types of ID for Swine Show Pigs –Are considered outside the production system because they are routinely commingled. –Will require an AIN Tag to show –Efforts will be made to make sure that 4H and FFA tags are compliant –Includes pigs in terminal shows

8 8 Types of ID for Swine 1 st point of Concentration for Slaughter –Market Swine Regardless of official identification method on the animal –Bill of lading must have Premises ID number of last premises. –Swine receive individual slap tattoo (same as current requirement) –Owner, premises ID and tattoo numbers kept in company records

9 9 Types of ID for Swine 1 st point of Concentration for Slaughter –Sows and Boars Official AIN Tag or PIN Tag w/ Production # (if desired) Bill of lading must have Premises ID number of last premises. –Owner, premises ID numbers kept in company records

10 10 Movement Records Producer is responsible for recording –Source PIN –Destination PIN –Numbers of head moved –Date moved –Group / Lot Number When moving within a production system –AIN When commingled outside a production system Producers is responsible for reporting –As required currently by law –When requested by animal health authorities for disease investigations

11 11 Challenges Mandatory vs. Voluntary –Industry supports a mandatory system that is publicly funded. Database –Industry supports a state held system that does not add additional costs to producers. Recording and Reporting –Industry supports movement data to be captured and maintained by producers, production systems, and markets and then reported when required.

12 12 Challenges Official Tags –Approval of a visual PIN or AIN Confidentiality –Information should be confidential Outreach Approval of Swine ID Plan

13 13 Thanks!


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