Nebraska Farm Bureau wants voluntary animal ID system
Article from Brownfield Network
by Ken Anderson
One of the Nebraskans providing comments at this week’s National Animal ID System listening session in Loveland, Colorado was Sherry Vinton of Arthur. Vinton is a rancher and a Nebraska Farm Bureau board member.
Vinton told USDA officials that Nebraska Farm Bureau supports a voluntary national animal ID system—or NAIS. She said Nebraska 's livestock producers understand the importance of animal disease control and traceability, but that NAIS has raised numerous issues, specifically cost, confidentiality, education, and liability.
Vinton said says she was one of 52 testifiers at the Loveland listening session, and all but four opposed a mandatory system.