Earlier this week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the selection of
The analysis will be conducted with the assistance of co-contributors at
“There are tremendous benefits associated with NAIS by registering premises, identifying animals and trace-back ability,” says Bruce Knight, undersecretary for USDA’s marketing and regulatory programs mission area. “The benefit-cost analysis will provide comprehensive, objective economic information for producers.”
Several segments of the livestock industry will be a part of this analysis including small producers; commercial producers; marketing institutions; processing facilities and rendering operations.
Through the analysis researchers will seek to determine the overall distribution of benefits and costs of NAIS among producers of various sized herds, marketing firms, processors, consumers and state and federal government agencies.
For more information, go to: http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/index.shtml