NAIS premises registration in a nutshell

by 5m Editor
24 May 2006, at 12:00am

US - The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is designed to provide the capacity to rapidly identify all animals and premises (sites) that have had direct contact with a disease. NAIS consists of three components: Premises (or site) identification; Animal Identification; Animal tracking. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set &quot;benchmarks&quot; for completing each component of the program. By January 2007, 25 percent of the country&#39;s premises are to be registered. By January 2008--70 percent of the premises are to be signed up, and by January 2009, the three components are to be fully functioning. Premises Identification: The program is national, but each state is responsible for implementing premises identification. Premises are locations where livestock or fowl are handled, managed, housed, or processed. <i>Source: Jasper News Boy</i>

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