Dr. James Averill - Michigan Animal Traceability Program - Livestock Traceability Initiatives and Projects

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Published on October 31, 2018

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1. Michigan Animal Traceability Program James Averill, DVM Deputy Director & State Veterinarian

2. Outline • Why – Bovine TB • Past – How We Did it • Who? • What? • Where? • When? • Today

3. Why?

4. Bovine Tuberculosis • Public Health Risk • Viability of Agriculture Industry • Economic Loss to State

5. Why Electronic Identification? • Needed a faster way for animal tracking • May be required by USDA for moving TB zones to higher status (MAAZ to FREE) • Serve as management tool for producers

6. How We Did It

7. WHO - Supporters of EID • Michigan Cattlemen’s Association • Michigan Farm Bureau • Michigan Milk Producers Association • Michigan Pork Producers Association • MDARD TB Advisory Committee • MDARD Livestock Identification Advisory Committee

8. WHAT - Implementation Plan • Created a workgroup • Stood up a tracking system • Communication, communication, communication

9. WHAT - Implementation Plan, cont. • Developed a communication plan • Brochures • Signs for markets • Check stuffers • Letters • Publications • Conducted educational meetings • MSU Extension • Livestock Auction Markets • Industry meetings

10. WHERE

11. WHEN - Timeline • June 1, 2004: All cattle in the MAZ must be identified with RFID • January 9, 2006: Implementation Plan presented to the Michigan Commission of Agriculture for RFID tags statewide • March 1, 2007: All cattle, all ages, must be identified with RFID ear tag prior to movement

12. Today

13. Today • Over 5 million RFID tags purchased in MI • Almost 6 million reads at markets/slaughter plants • MI Cattle population: • 423,000 dairy cows • 1.2 million cattle • 95 percent of Michigan is TB Free

14. Challenges • Technology • Maintaining infrastructure • Communication • Voluntary vs. Mandatory • Dealing with the UNKNOWN

15. Success • Animal Health • Human Health • Food Safety • While maintaining speed of commerce

16. Questions? @MichDeptofAg @MIDeptofAgriculture @MichiganAgriculture Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

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