The National Pork Producers Council has developed an interactive Premises Registration Map, a tool which enables producers to directly access their state's Animal Identification and Premises Registration Web site.

“U.S. pork producers can utilize this map to access their state's official system to register their livestock premises,” says Harry Snelson, DVM, NPPC’s director of science and technology.

Snelson says the map was designed to aide producers to voluntarily register their premises as part of the National Animal Identification System being developed by the USDA.

“Premises registration is still voluntary, but NPPC encourages all producers to take action now as this is the first step toward implementing the tracking system necessary for insuring the health and safety of U.S. livestock,” he says.

According to USDA’s National Animal Identification System Web site, http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/index.shtml, premises registration is available in 45 states and five tribes. To date, nearly 57,000 premises are registered through state premises registration systems, a responsibility of each state veterinarian.

You can link to the Interactive Premises Registration Map at http://www.nppc.org/hot_topics/premidstatesites2.html.

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