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Get involved with your NONAIS Group:

"It is a 911 address system for us," Hartke said. "So we can get someone on site quickly, not days later."
Boy these people think they are slick....Anyone who owns any livestock and that livestock is sick knows who the  FIRST RESPONDER is ....Its the owner.... who in turn calls the VET and its MUCH less then the 48 hour trace back by the USDA NAIS program. 
Several animal owners told Hartke on Wednesday they would never take part, yet still planned to show up at the Illinois State Fair and other events this summer anyway. But instead of trying to enter animals, they would be carrying protest signs.
This is exactly what needs to be done, Boycott them by withholding your hard earned money!!! I surly hope that all livestock owners join in the carry of  protest signs and not submit to a program that will only lead to further taxation and "other" programs that will be implemented along with the NAIS and your property.   You have been warned!


This email is in response to someones letter addressed to a Mr. Kunkle and this is his response.

Thanks for your letter and concerns. The Premises ID requirement is just for state sponsored events, which includes 4-H, FFA, county and state fairs. It does not include private horse shows. This is a state/federal/industry animal health program and the purpose is to protect the livestock industry and improve response to an emergency animal disease outbreak. Exhibition, which involves commingling of animals from several locations, is considered an extremely high risk movement from an aimal health perspective. Premises registration requires very little information and is to be kept confidential and only used in an animal emergency. Exhibitors already give more personal information when entering livestock at a fair than is required for Premises registration. Premises registration only asks for name, address, contact information and species.

Registration is free and only requires about 10 minutes to perform.

Unfortunately, there has been a lot of misinformation about this program. We probably have not done a good enough job in getting all the facts presented.

The reason this is important is to protect animal health. The Illinois Department of agriculture wants to be able to protect you and other exhibitors in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak, by being prepared to respond quickly and efficiently. A voluntary program leaves too many holes in the system and puts our livestock industry at risk. This is really no different than having a 911 address.

If you have any more questions, feel free to give me a call at 217-785-474

I then sent Mr. Kunkle an email with this question on Feb 5, 2008:

Mr. Kunkle This is in response to your email below.  If a private horse show rented the State Fair arena and stables to put on a horse show or livestock show is that then considered under NAIS even though it is a private horse or livestock show? 

You stated" The Premises ID requirement is just for state sponsored events, which includes 4-H, FFA, county and state fairs. Can you please show the ruling on this that it only for Sponsored events and excludes private clubs?

Here is Mr. Kunkles response:

Date: 2/7/2008 4:58:44 AM
Subject: RE: The requirement of premises identification numbers

There is no requirement for a premises ID for private shows held at the state fairgrounds.

He also failed to provide the ruling...



Press Releases
October 31, 2007
New rule applies to all livestock exhibitors and takes effect next year
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A premises identification number will be required to
exhibit livestock at state, county, 4-H and FFA fairs beginning in 2008, the
Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today.
Premises registration is the first step toward the establishment of a
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) and will greatly improve the ability of
Illinois animal health professionals to contain disease outbreaks.
“Knowing the location of each and every livestock operation in the state
would enable us to quickly trace the movement of infected animals, impose
quarantines and, perhaps, prevent the disease from spreading to neighboring farms if an outbreak were to occur,” Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke said.  “The
information is absolutely critical to our disease-fighting capabilities,
especially at events like fairs where large numbers of animals are confined for short periods of time and then moved.  This is one, reasonable step we can take to protect not only the health of livestock, but also the livelihood of the entire
livestock industry.”
Nearly 9,000 Illinois livestock operations already have enrolled in the NAIS,
30 percent of the state’s premises.
“That figure exceeds the USDA’s 2007 target of 25 percent, but full
participation will be needed if the system is to achieve its goal of identifying all
animals and premises that have been exposed to a disease within 48 hours of its
discovery,” Dr. Colleen O’Keefe, division manager of Food Safety and Animal
Protection, said.
Registration is free and easy.  The entire process, which consists of a short
questionnaire that asks for a facility’s name, address, phone number and the
types of livestock it raises, takes about ten minutes to complete.  The
application form is posted on the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s website at
www.agr.state.il.us/premiseid.  Producers who register online will receive a
premises ID number immediately.  The application also can be completed and
returned by mail, but may take four weeks to process. To obtain a copy of the form, producers should call 1-866-299-9256.
Because the identification number corresponds to the location where an animal
is raised, it does not necessarily have to be issued in the exhibitor’s
name.  The number must be obtained and included on entry forms, however, before fairs will allow an animal to compete.
The premises ID requirement also applies to horses.  Owners of horses stabled
in Illinois and planning to race or exhibit at either a state or county fair
can register online just like Illinois livestock producers can.  Owners of
out-of-state horses must obtain a premises ID number through their state’s
agriculture department, whose contact information can be found online at

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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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