SCRAPIE ID for Goats/Sheep & the NAIS
     
MEMBERSHIP FORM and PETITION

USDA HANDBOOK addresses Farmers as Uneducated

What is DEPOPULATION?

Points For Opposing Animal ID

Export Myths and Fairytales

NASS Survey Information

ARAPA Statement to the Senate Ag Committee

Codex Alimentarius

FORCED NAIS

Sound Science Killing Us

What Can I Do?

2006 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA

What are the vets saying?

BREAKING NEWS

Congressmen Speak Out

International Entanglements

What is COOL?

Mad Cow Madness

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2007 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA

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FREEDOM TO FARM ACT UPDATES

ALERTS

Corporate Hostile Takeover

What About The Amish?

CONSTITUTION RULES

How do Packers fit in?

The Real Reason for Animal ID

AUSSIE ANIMAL ID IMPACT STUDY

Endangered Property Rights

Organic & Grassfed Growers Also Affected

DATABASES - How Safe Are They?

Wake Up, Farmers!

USDA/APHIS NAIS DOCUMENTS

CAPTIVE ANIMAL FACTORY FARMING

Technology Behind NAIS

AUSSIE RANCHER SPEAKS OUT

NIAA Conference Reports

Pushing Us Off Our Farms

Ag Lawyer Responds to the NAIS

NAIS SUMMARY

INDUSTRIALIZED FARMING

Uncle Sam Wants YOUR Animals!

HORSE TIMELINE FOR NAIS INCLUSION

NAIS DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN

What is REAL ID?

"CREATIVE" SIGN-UPS BY THE GOVERNMENT

Animal ID Problems in Other Countries

Farm Bureau Connection

NAIS Threatens Rare Breeds

RFID Tags - Good, Bad & Ugly

R-CALF USA Fights NAIS

Retired Army Colonel Rebuts NAIS

Equine Species Working Group Contacts

BRUCE KNIGHT'S SPEECH

INFO ON USDA'S NEW "USER'S GUIDE"

SCRAPIE ID for Goats/Sheep & the NAIS

NAIS ID Terminology

GETTING OUT OF THE NAIS

The PLUM ISLAND CONNECTION

The Plan is AGENDA 21

4-H, FFA Targeted at Fairs

MICROCHIPS Cause CANCER

Leon's Story - Chipped Dog Died From Cancer

TRACKING ROGUE CHICKENS

Protection From Terrorist Livestock

NAIS NEWS in OTHER STATES

Truth about FOOD CONTAMINATION

TRUTH about Foot & Mouth Vaccines

MICROCHIP PROBLEMS IN DUTCH HORSES

What is DELPHI TECHNIQUE

NEW INFORMATION ON EQUINES

2005 ARKANSAS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH USDA/APHIS

CONTACT GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS FOR ARKANSAS

Bird Flu Fowl Play

USDA, INCORPORATED

ECONOMIC IMPACT ON HORSE OWNERS

 

REPORTS OF DATABASE MINING HAVE BEEN COMING IN FOR OVER A YEAR, INCLUDING FOLKS WHO FOUND THAT THEY HAD BEEN SIGNED UP IN THE NAIS THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE SCRAPIE PROGRAMS WITH THEIR GOATS AND SHEEP. ADD TO THIS HORSE OWNERS WHO WERE UNKNOWINGLY SIGNED UP THROUGH THEIR COGGINS TESTS ON THEIR HORSES, AND 14,000 RANCHERS IN IDADO SIGNED UP THROUGH THE BRAND DATABASE IN THAT STATE, PLUS OTHER *MINING TECHNIQUES* THAT HAVE ARTIFICIALLY INFLATED THE NUMBERS OF THOSE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY VOLUNTARILY SIGNED UP FOR THE NAIS.


PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS ARTICLE! ALL DURING 2006 WE WERE WARNING GOAT AND SHEEP OWNERS THAT THEIR SCRAPIE REGISTRATION WAS TO BE USED TO PULL THEM INTO THE NAIS. WE WERE ACCUSED OF "SPREADING MISINFORMATION".  JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.  MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING ON THIS SUBJECT...

http://sheepandgoat.com/news/dec2005.html

December 2005 - Vol. 4 Issue 6

National Animal ID System and the National Scrapie Program: Words of Clarification

By Marilyn Bassford, MDA
and Dr. Diane Sutton, USDA/APHIS/VS

Recently, a mailing of 8,200 letters was sent from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) that went to all known equine and livestock producers across the State of Maryland to invite them to register their livestock
premises in the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). A livestock premises can be anything from a family residence with just a few poultry, goats, sheep, or horses, to an integrated livestock production unit. Anywhere horses, poultry, or other livestock are housed will need a premises identification number.

The NAIS program will give us the capability to traceback an animal who had direct contact with a foreign animal disease or a domestic disease of concern to their birth herd and other facilities where they have resided within
48 hours after discovery.

All are welcome to register their premises. Size does not matter. The program will register producers with one or more farm-type animals on their property. At this time, the NAIS program is voluntary, but will most likely
become mandatory in 2007.

In 2001, sheep and goat producers were required to officially identify their sheep and goats when they moved in interstate commerce. Maryland is in the process of requiring official identification of sheep and goats when they change ownership. Putting this rule into place will allow Maryland to meet federal consistent state requirements, thus allowing Maryland sheep and goats to continue to move interstate with minimal requirements. To acquire
official ID, sheep and goat producers must register with USDA and get the flock identification number that appears on most official sheep and goat tags. The flock ID number is also known as the scrapie premises identification number. Producers may register and request free official sheep and goat tags from USDA by calling
1-800-USDA-TAG.

It is unfortunate that both NAIS and the scrapie program used the same term "premises identification number (PIN)" in their registration processes. However, there is good news. The Scrapie Program is integrating with NAIS and will use the NAIS PIN to describe the physical location of animals and the scrapie flock ID to describe a group of animals that is managed as a unit. All new participants (to the Scrapie program) will be asked to register with the NAIS program when they call to register for the scrapie program so that the NAIS PIN can be used as the premises number to describe the flock's location in the scrapie program database. (Our emphasis)

If you have a scrapie flock number we ask that you register with the NAIS program and provide your scrapie flock ID so that USDA can update your scrapie program registration to include the NAIS number. You will need to do
this if you wish to purchase the new RFID3 tags and to receive any official tags once NAIS becomes mandatory. The scrapie flock ID will continue to appear on tags.

There is another option for Maryland sheep and goat owners who have registered with the scrapie program to be automatically registered with NAIS. To do this we will need to hear from producer associations letting us know
that this is what is desired. If we do this and you have other species besides sheep and goats, you will need to update the NAIS registration to include them.

You can obtain a NAIS registration form from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Health/NAIS web page www.mda.state .md.us/animal_health/nais. Please remember to indicate your scrapie flock ID on the form so that we can have your scrapie registration updated. For questions, please contact Marilyn Bassford at (410) 742-6023 or nais@mda. state.md.us.       3Radio Frequency IDentification