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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 26, 2006
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Default National Animal Identification System

    Are you one of the equine farms that told the US Dept of Ag to stuff the National Animal Identification System?

    I did but each year I now get notification that I need to jump on board ...and just got another Saturday

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 27, 2004


    They are sneaking it in the back door down here. In January you won't be able to sell cattle at auction without a permenent ID. I fully expect in the next couple of years that getting a coggins will require some sort of permenent ID on the animal. I've heard in other states that kids can't show in youth livestock shows without having their animals permenently IDed.

    They found the front approach did not work so they have regrouped and are forcing it upon us in other ways. Just wait and see.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 20, 2009
    Hunterdon County NJ


    I think that some kind of system for a census/accounting of livestock would be very useful. I don't know the specifics of the NAIS, but yes, we need a national registry of some sort.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2009
    Lexington, KY


    I have no problem with tracking livestock in the food supply chain. Why would you have a problem?
    For all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.
    ~ Barack Obama

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2005
    Lorena, Texas


    I've been vocally against NAIS - went to a hearing put on by the Texas Animal Health Commission on NAIS to give my 2 cents.

    The short is - I don't think we need more rules governing what we do with animals and I think animal disease already is traceable (as has been shown in Mad Cow scares and such). (I have far more to stay, but I think the turkey is kicking in and I am getting verrrry sleepy ).
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 3, 2007
    North-Central IL


    The problem is the precedent it sets for monitoring farmers. The USDA already has programs to keep our food tested. It will spread to horses, and pets, and who knows hw far it will go...
    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    That's got to be expensive, how much oil can you press out of a chipmunk?

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Sanger, TX, USA


    The NAIS system that was being pushed a few years would include our horses.
    Any movement of the horse off the farm would require notifying the government
    or face something like a $1,000 fine. This would include a trail ride, shows, etc. There was bunch of other "goodies" in it. The small farmer/rancher would be especially hard hit while the big guys would get off very easy.

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