WLIC Launches Educational Video on Animal Disease Traceability

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is debuting a video highlighting the importance of animal disease traceability and the use of premises registration and individual animal identification – including the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags – to protect the food supply. The video explains how farm to fork traceability starts by …

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WLIC Hosts Virtual Member Meeting

Madison, WI – Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) held its first-ever virtual annual member meeting on June 18, 2020. Although not the first choice to meet by many, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the WLIC Board decided the virtual platform would be the best route to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Registration Required for all Livestock Locations

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in partnership with the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is reminding anyone who owns livestock* to register the location where animals are kept. This is referred to as premises registration.

Tauchen Presented Distinguished Legislator Award

The Wisconsin Pork Association presented Representative Gary Tauchen with their 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award on February 1 during their annual convention. As a staunch voice for Wisconsin agriculture, Representative Tauchen knows farming because he is a farmer.

Antibiotic-Free Production Puts Pigs at Extreme Disease Risk

A new study confirms antibiotic-free production strategies leave pigs at considerable risk of exposure to disease and responsible use of antibiotics can significantly improve animal health. Prior to this study, no data has been available regarding the production performance and health of animals raised antibiotic-free when under a disease challenge such as PRRSV, the most …

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Evers Picks Brad Pfaff as DATCP Secretary

Governor-Elect Tony Evers has selected former Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Director Brad Pfaff to lead the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Are You Ready for the Blockchain Bandwagon?

In early October, blockchain technology took a big step toward becoming a permanent part of the daily agriculture landscape. After 18 months of testing, IBM has greenlighted the commercial availability of its food safety blockchain-based platform dubbed IBM Food Trust designed for farms, distributors and retailers.

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