Official aims to try NAIS program at state level
The Journal Record
OKLAHOMA CITY – The federal government may not have originally presented the National Animal Identification System in the best light, state Veterinarian Becky Brewer-Walker said Tuesday.
So the state Department of Agriculture is going to try a kinder, friendlier approach to convincing Oklahomans that registering their farms and animals in the system is a good idea.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been promoting the National Animal Identification System, or NAIS, as a means of ensuring the safety of the food supply and protecting the animal agriculture industry. Those raising food animals for sale are asked to register their premises and individual animals with the NAIS system. Participation in the program is voluntary, but already some packinghouses require the animals they purchase to be registered.