3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
Animal Disease Traceability Public Meetings Schedule - 2017
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS), in collaboration with local State Animal Health Officials, is
hosting seven public meetings across the country this spring to discuss animal
disease traceability (ADT) with the primary focus of traceability in the cattle
and bison sectors. The initial ADT framework contained basic traceability
components and was supported by the January 2013 regulation, “Traceability for
Livestock Moving Interstate.” APHIS and State Officials will provide
information on what has been accomplished as well traceability gaps or
shortfalls. The purpose of these meetings, however, is to hear from the
industry on their experiences with ADT: What areas are working well?
What aspects are challenging, confusing, or problematic? How can these
obstacles can be rectified? In addition APHIS would like to obtain
stakeholder views on the longer-term issues; in particular, what is the level
of traceability that should be considered if we are to move beyond the basic
The public meetings will be
held in the following locations:
If you plan to attend a
meeting, we ask that you register in advance by visiting http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adt-meeting-registrations.
Same-day registration will also be available at each meeting site.