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Angus Producers Partner with USDA on Animal ID

Partnership to help register up to 15,400 new premises.

The USDA has announced a partnership with the American Angus Association that will facilitate the registration of up to 15,400 new premises as part of the National Animal Identification System. More than 408,500 other premises nationwide have been registered to date.

"The American Angus Association has long supported NAIS," says Bruce Knight, under secretary for USDA's marketing and regulatory programs "It is the best way for Angus breeders to protect the health of their herds in the face of a serious animal health threat."

Under the terms of the agreement announced today, the American Angus Association will utilize its resources to reach every association member and provide education about NAIS through the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin, Angus e-mail list, seminars, national events, affiliates and other associations. The American Angus Association has 26,000 active members, 8,000 junior members and 95,000 affiliate members. The association registered more than 347,000 head of cattle in 2006 as part of its registry program.

NAIS consists of three components: premises registration, animal identification and tracing.

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