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1 Bird Industry Identifcation Working Group Update and Recommendations

2 Goals of the Poultry ID Working Group Come to consensus regarding Bird Identification Standards for Poultry Produce Poultry Identification Subchapter of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) Implement bird identification to fulfill NAIS

3 Poultry ID Working Group Accomplishments to date Two Chairs for the Working Group Commercial (Alice Johnson & Michael Rybolt) Noncommercial (Gary Fuchs and Murray McMurray) Formed Two Subcommittees Group/lot Identification Subcommittee Noncommercial Bird Subcommittee

4 Commercial Birds Table-Egg Layers Turkeys Broilers Primary breeders Game fowl Ducks Geese Ratites

5 Non-Commercial Birds American Poultry Association Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities American Bantam Association

6 Poultry ID Working Group Issues Many subgroups classified as non-commercial poultry Different basic needs of each subgroup Individual identification of small poultry flocks versus flock identification for disease control and trace back. The cost of individual identification in small flocks compared with the small value of an individual poultry unit. The need for complete participation of poultry owners for the program to have value.

7 Poultry ID Working Group Issues (cont.) Live Bird Marketing System Multiple species Multiple ages Trace backs Tracking

8 Animal Identification Individual animal identification is needed for tracking animals that are destined to be commingled with animals outside of their production system Individual animal identification is needed for tracking animals that are destined to be commingled with animals outside of their production system

9 Poultry ID Working Group Tentative Recommendation (cont.) Group/Lot Identification Mainly for Commercial Poultry Premises ID number Date the group was created Example: National Premises ID Number A23T Date the group/lot was established

10 Poultry Identification Devices A variety of methods are used A variety of methods are used Must be permanent and contain the needed information to implement the plan. Must be permanent and contain the needed information to implement the plan. Methods include Methods include Seamless leg bands Seamless leg bands Wing bands Wing bands Tamper-proof crimp-on leg bands. Tamper-proof crimp-on leg bands. T-tags T-tags Glued tags Glued tags

11 Considerations Breeding poultry Breeding poultry that remain in one production system that remain in one production system that is removed from the breeding farm that is removed from the breeding farm those that are marketed as a group those that are marketed as a group those that are sold live into a live market those that are sold live into a live market Poultry produced for meat Poultry produced for meat Sold directly to slaugter Sold directly to slaugter Sold to live bird markets Sold to live bird markets

12 Considerations (contd) Day old poultry Day old poultry Documentation Documentation Separation of groups and sources Separation of groups and sources Records to be kept Records to be kept Private farms with no commingling Private farms with no commingling Commingling external to premises Commingling external to premises Exhibitions, shows, autions, etc Exhibitions, shows, autions, etc Leverage current practice of ID, certification, and testing Leverage current practice of ID, certification, and testing

13 Considerations (contd) Game fowl Game fowl Marketing within a production system Marketing within a production system Fowl released into the wild Fowl released into the wild

14 Chain of responsibility Seller will ensure all identification requirements are met on the poultry presented for sale. Seller will ensure all identification requirements are met on the poultry presented for sale. Persons or organizations presenting poultry for exhibition or similar situation must present to the management of the exhibition poultry that have been identified in accordance with the NAIS standards for poultry. Persons or organizations presenting poultry for exhibition or similar situation must present to the management of the exhibition poultry that have been identified in accordance with the NAIS standards for poultry. It will be the responsibility of the show, fair, auction etc. to report to the national database. It will be the responsibility of the show, fair, auction etc. to report to the national database. The incorporation of all necessary NAIS components will be added as we determine the items necessary for proper individual identification of poultry The incorporation of all necessary NAIS components will be added as we determine the items necessary for proper individual identification of poultry

15 Reporting System Use as many existing recording and reporting options as possible. Use as many existing recording and reporting options as possible. Continue to monitor the progress of reporting methods required Continue to monitor the progress of reporting methods required Evaluate methods used by other species to participate in the development of a uniform system Evaluate methods used by other species to participate in the development of a uniform system

16 Financial Support Significant costs will be incurred by poultry producers for the implementation of this program Significant costs will be incurred by poultry producers for the implementation of this program Financial support to producers as well as some supporting infrastructure will be necessary Financial support to producers as well as some supporting infrastructure will be necessary


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