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New animal ID requirements subject of Farm Bureau webinar

Published May. 13, 2013 | Discuss this on Facebook
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For Immediate Release

May 13, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) Many Ohio livestock farmers will be subject to new requirements under the animal disease traceability system, according to rules published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will host a members-only webinar to explain the requirements and answer questions.

The online meeting will be May 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is required by May 28 at http://ofbf.org/news-and-events/events/582/.

The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Leah Dorman, a veterinarian and OFBFs director of food programs. She will be joined by Ohios state veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and by USDA veterinarian Dr. Susan Skorupski.

The goal of the animal disease traceability system is to improve the response to a livestock disease outbreak in the United States. USDA issued final rules on the program in December 2012. The webinar will focus on issues that are important to Ohio livestock farmers, particularly beef and dairy farmers.

Farm Bureau members may post questions for the panelists when registering or during the webinar.

Ohio Farm Bureau is the states largest and most inclusive farm organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.

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CONTACT: Joe Cornely

PHONE: (614) 246-8230

E-MAIL: jcornely@ofbf.org

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