ADT Rule to be Addressed

VERONA, WIS. – On March 19, 2013 the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium’s (WLIC) annual meeting will focus on the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule that was published on January 9, 2013. Guest speakers include Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Secretary, Ben Brancel and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Program Manager, Neil Hammerschmidt.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting to hear the guest speakers discuss the changes that will be taking place and to answer any questions. The annual meeting will begin at 10:00AM at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau building, located on John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison, WI.

The mission of the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium is to create a secure livestock identification system to protect animal health and market access, and to offer opportunities that enhance the marketability of Wisconsin livestock products. Representing more than forty-five businesses, organizations and livestock producer associations, WLIC draws upon the collective strength of its diverse membership to help strengthen and advance animal disease traceability in Wisconsin and the nation as a whole. To learn more about WLIC visit