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National Animal Identification System Will Have Significant Positive Impact in Domestic and International Marketplace, USDA Study Finds

Friday, May 1, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

Economic benefits in both the domestic and international marketplace resulting from enhanced traceability may be even greater than the cost savings realized during animal disease control and eradication efforts, a new study analyzing the economic impact of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has found.

The study was completed by Kansas State University, with assistance from Colorado State University, Michigan State University and Montana State University. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) commissioned the study to provide comprehensive, objective economic information for producers.  

 Highlights of the study include the following.  

Additional highlights, including the benefits and costs by species sector, can be found in the Key Findings document posted on the NAIS website.  An executive summary and the entire report (400 plus pages) are also available for download at www.usda.gov/nais/naislibrary/plans.shtml.

For more information on NAIS, go to www.usda.gov/nais.


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