On March 19, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium’s (WLIC) annual meeting will focus on the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule that was published on Jan. 9, 2013. Guest speakers include Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Program Manager Neil Hammerschmidt.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting to hear the guest speakers discuss the changes that will be taking place and to answer any questions. The annual meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau building in Madison, Wisconsin.

The mission of the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium is to create a secure livestock identification system to protect animal health and market access, and to offer opportunities that enhance the marketability of Wisconsin livestock products. PD


—From WLIC news release