The Mission of WLIC
WLIC is a private, non-profit organization working to protect animal health and prevent the spread of disease through livestock and premises identification and traceability.
Membership Revenue Supports WLIC's Mission To:
- Host and maintain the State's Premises ID database designed in 2006 to improve the ability to trace animals from their farm of origin to the marketplace as a neutral third party.
- Shares vital and confidential information with State officials, in the case of disease outbreak.
- Continue our outreach programs, such as the DNA Fair Program for youth showing market animals at the county and state fair level.
- Promote the WLIC livestock label.
- Offer a variety of services to our members, tailored to fit the individual needs of our partners.
- Support educational programs about disease traceability.
- Provide information and support about best safety practices, specific to disease traceability.
WLIC is supported through membership, revenues from tag, reader and DNA Kit sales and a contract with the State of Wisconsin, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
It's the support of our members, both corporate and individual, that allows us to continue to offer outreach programs and communications to the agriculture industry, producers and youth organizations across the state.
Our member-partners are WLIC's greatest asset to foster understanding and cooperation about the importance of livestock identification and traceability.