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2 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. NIAA ID Expo August 22, 2006 Linda S. Campbell Luray VA Chair, Goat Species Working Group

3 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Background Diversity of Goat Usage Issues Facing Industry ID Recommendations Movement Reporting Work to Date Successful Implementation Committee Structure

4 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Background Initially, a combined Sheep and Goat Working Group was created. To facilitate more diverse representation from each industry, and to address differences between species, separate groups were developed and began work.

5 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Diversity of Uses Dairy Meat Fiber Pets Hiking/Packing/Driving Weed Abatement/Forest Management Biotechnology

6 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Issues Facing Industry Multi uses for goats under variety of environments and managements ID for Scrapie Eradication (NSEP) program already in place Cost of program versus value per head – economic viability Tag retention due to thinness of ear, nature of browsing habits, curiosity of goats, infections One breed with very tiny ears that does not allow traditional ear tag usage 15 digits on a small ear tag difficult to read

7 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Goat Products Milk, Cheese, Meat, Fiber, Seed Stock, Ability to Browse, Companionship

8 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Concerns Being Voiced Batch uploading of existing Scrapie Premise ID to convert to NAIS ID without first asking Premise Owner Practicality of program implementation Cost of program versus value per head – economic viability Lack of details about program available when Premises IDs being signed up Questions of constitutionality of program Any mandatory requirement

9 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Goat ID Recommendations Continue with current approved ID being used for Scrapie program Conduct US field trials to fully test with different breeds and managements Request that USDA/FSIS approve site for electronic implants, with preference for tail Provide approved devices to producers Allow Group Lot ID when applicable

10 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Unique Registration tattoos * When accompanied by official Registration/Certificate of Identity Scrapie Program Plastic and Metal Ear tags Electronic Implants/RFID tags * When accompanied by official Registration/Certificate of Identity Goat ID Methods (In place with NSEP)

11 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Problems with Ear Tags While ear tags could most efficiently provide both visual and electronic identification, the problems with retention, infections and the issue with the LaMancha breed, currently make it not acceptable as the only method of identification.

12 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. GWG Work to date Recommendations for ID and movement reporting Compiling information and developing communications with goat breeders in US and internationally Discussing/defining high risk and low risk events Developing Working Group information website: Providing articles for media Developing survey for industry feedback Developed discussion list for industry feedback

13 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Movement Reporting Utilize existing methods of collecting and reporting movement information for initial phase: Certificate of Veterinary Inspection Existing regulatory program (such as Scrapie)

14 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Successful Implementation Requires… Allowing flexibility with ID methods beyond phase-in period Continued involvement with industry representatives as as plan develops Working with organizations to integrate with existing systems Adequate research and field trials using range of goat breeds and managements Incorporating existing production/management information and current industry practices Implementing reasonable record keeping requirements Protecting producer confidentiality of records

15 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Successful Implementation Requires… Comprehensive educational effort offering information and accurate answers for producers, markets, consumers, inspectors, veterinarians and others Working with organizations to integrate with existing systems Important for individual states to consider recommendations of species working groups if they separately implement programs prior to full NAIS implementation Adequate funding to provide staffing to handle existing regulatory programs and port inspections should be ensured.

16 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Goat Working Group Members The goal of the Goat Working Group has been to seek input from individuals that represent owners and partners involved with all components of goat breeding, usage and handling. Linda Campbell, Chair Barry Arnett Jan Carlson Bonnie Chandler Charles Christensen Bennie Cox Rene DeLeeuw Carolyn Eddy Ray Hoyt David Morris, DVM Stan Potratz James Ramseyer Joe David Ross Joan Dean Rowe, DVM Lisa Shepard Marvin Shurley Diane Sutton, DVM Robert Swize Cindy Wolf, DVM Linda Worley

17 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. NAIS SubCommittee Members Members Affiliation Mr. John AdamsNational Milk Producer's Federation Ms. Linda CampbellAmerican Dairy Goat Association Dr. Mark Engle National Pork Board Dr. Robert FourdraineWisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium Dr. Bob HillmanTexas Animal Health Commission, State Veterinarian Ms. Amy Mann American Horse Council Ms. Marcine MoldenhauerExcel Corporation Mr. Jim Niewold Swine Producer Dr. Clarence SirokyIdaho Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian Mr. Scott StuartNational Livestock Producers Association Mr. Gary WilsonCattle Producer, Ohio Department of Agriculture Dr. Cindy Wolf University of Minnesota, CVM Dr. Taylor Woods Missouri Department of Agriculture, State Veterinarian USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Resources Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt - NAIS Program Staff Dr. John Wiemers - NAIS Program Staff

18 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. …we hope that whatever is developed will provide a uniform system that meets the goals of protecting U.S. animal agriculture, while preserving the economic viability of the producers; large and small; protecting confidentiality of information; and providing an effective and accurate means of identifying our animals at the least cost and least disruption to our operations and lives. At the end of the day…

19 National Animal Identification System Goat Working Group Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Questions?

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