Livestock Marketing Association Weighs In On USDA Animal ID RuleWed, 07 Dec 2011 09:03:52 CST
Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) on Dec. 6 filed its formal comments on USDA's proposed Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule.
LMA President David Macedo notes in the comments that America's livestock marketing businesses "take pride in the role they play in protecting the health" of the nation's livestock, and consequently, "the financial investment of hundreds of thousands of livestock operations selling and buying livestock through our facilities."
Because of the millions of cattle and calves, hogs and pigs and sheep and lambs that go through America's markets annually, Macedo says these markets have "long been considered a pivotal point in the identification and tracking of livestock for animal disease surveillance and control."
LMA's comments, he continues, address "the unique character and needs of the livestock marketing sector as it relates to animal disease traceability," and "conscientious consideration" of those comments "would be greatly appreciated."
The complete text of LMA's comments can be found at the Livestock Marketing Association website; under Hot Topics, click on LMA Final ADT Comments Dec. 2011.
Questions about the comments can be directed to Nancy Robinson, vice president, government and industry affairs, 800-821-2048, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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