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2007 National Animal Identification System (NAIS) Implementation in the Commonwealth of Virginia CA Click here to download file

Please Note: Due to the size of the 2008 Cooperative Agreement for Virginia, the document has been divided into 2 parts for ease of downloading.

2008 Common Wealth of VA Cooperative Agreement PART ONE Click here to download file

2008 Common Wealth of VA Cooperative Agreement PART TWO Click here to download file

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State by state, they are doing the same thing with cows using brucellosis and TB surveillance as the mechanism.
Remember - horses will not be far behind because they, too, are in the USDA's Tier One (Top Priority).  Since coggins rules are not consistent state to state AND since the USDA's traceability document specifically lists competition horses, expect that they will use that as leverage.  Want to compete?  Pay strict attention as you may  need a premises ID in the near future and maybe even microchipping.
Please note the jail time and/or fine in VA.
 

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From: VICFA Voice
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 12:17 PM
Subject: Action Alert: NAIS forced on Virginia Goat and Sheep Owners?
 
***ACTION ALERT***
Proposed Virginia Mandatory Scrapie Regulations for Sheep & Goats--NAIS through the back door
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS NOW -- Public comment period ends December 14, 2007
 
PLEASE GO TO THE PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC HEARING -- DECEMBER 6
    Thursday, December 6, 2007, 11:00 am, 102 Governor St., VDACS Boardroom,
Richmond, Virginia.
 
        This regulation will hurt small goat and sheep owners--potentially putting them out of business--and force them into NAIS by requiring them to register
for a premises ID number.
        According to proposed regulation 2 VAC 5-206, Regulation for Scrapie Eradication, sheep and goat owners must:
1. Register their farms with the State to obtain a Premises Identification Number
2. Keep records (which are subject to inspection by representatives of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) for 5 years every time they buy, sell, move from one management to another or show/exhibit a
sexually intact goat or sheep, unless that animal goes directly to slaughter.
 
DETAILS:
Any violation of this regulation is punishable by a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.
Scrapie is virtually a non-existent disease problem in Virginia. According to information VICFA obtained through a FOIA request to VDACS, zero cases in
goats and only 3 cases in sheep have ever been recorded in Virginia.
Farmers registering their farms for the scrapie program will be rolled into the National Animal Identification System if it becomes law, forcing farmers into the NAIS through the backdoor.
Implementation under the authority of Dr. Richard Wilkes, Chief State Veterinarian of Virginia
 
ACTIONS:
1.  Submit your comments calling for the withdrawal of this proposed regulation:
 
FAX: 804.225.2666
PHONE: 804-692-0601
 
Write:
Dr. Richard Wilkes
Division of Animal and Food Industry Services
P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 232187
 
 
2. Attend the public hearing on December 6 (see time/location above).
 
The proposed regulation can be read online at:
http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/vol23/Welcome.htm .  Click on the pdf file underneath JUNE 25,
2007, VOL. 23 ISSUE 21. (Note that the dates for the public comment period, public hearing and contact person might not have been updated on the website.  Our information is correct).
 
For more information, contact Christine Solem, 434.973.6505.
 
 
Deborah Stockton, Editor
VICFA Voice

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Premises Registration will be an "Official" USDA unique seven Character identifier.
 
In the New User Guide it states on Page 22:
The premises identification number (PIN) is assigned permanently to a geophysical location. If an owner or entity sells his/her farm, the next operators of the premises use the original premises identification number that had been
assigned to that location. If the seller buys a new location to build a new operation that never had livestock, he/she would register that location and obtain a new premises identification number (PIN).

Premises Identification = Encumbrance

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