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Advancing Animal Disease Traceability Overview & Synopsis
Contains information about how NAIS will improve the process and infrastructure for tracing animal disease in the United States. 
AMS Business Plan to Advance National Animal Identification System (NAIS)
Business plan of the Agricultural Marketing Service, a subdivision of the United States Department of Agriculture, to advance the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).  
Basics of NAIS | Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Information about the National Animal Identification System from the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, an anti-NAIS advocacy group. Includes articles on the problems with NAIS, Disease Issues, Technology Issues and Negative Impacts. 
Business Plan to Advance Animal Disease Traceability
"A Business Plan for Advancing Animal Disease Traceability" supports the USDA's long-term goal of 48-hour traceback and provides benchmarks to guide NAIS as it moves toward optimum traceability. ARCHIVED. 
Electronic animal identification systems at livestock auction markets: perceptions, costs, and benefits
Electronic animal identification systems are becoming more common in livestock auction markets because of increased numbers of cattle being electronically identified. Also, the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has increased awareness and perhaps use of electronic identification. In this study, individual characteristics of livestock markets were analyzed to determine how they relate to a livestock market operator's views, concerns, and knowledge of the NAIS as well as adoption of RFID reading equipment. 
Glossary of electronic animal identification terms
An alphabetic listing of terms with a definition as it relates to electronic animal identification. 
Introduction to Electronic Animal Identification Systems and Comparison of Technologies
The goals of this fact sheet are to provide the producer with a basic understanding of the concepts for electronic animal ID and information on available technologies (hardware and software). 
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) — A User Guide and Additional Information Resources, Version 2.0
The official NAIS User Guide incorporates public comments on the November 2006 Draft User Guide and contains the most up-to-date information on NAIS. The User Guide provides producers with the information they need to understand how NAIS works, how they can put it to use in their own operations and why participation would benefit them and their animals. 
National Animal Identification System (NAIS): The Road Ahead
The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been a widely discussed concern of livestock owners and producers since it was first conceived. The movement of animals and their products has created a need to identify sources of disease outbreaks and to assure consumers of product quality and safety to reduce possible individual firm and industry losses. This issue is sometimes confused with COOL, Country of Origin Labeling, which is an economically motivated issue, and is focused on differences consumers might place on domestically produced beef. As a policy matter, NAIS is basic in concept but has many complex hurdles to its implementation. 
Perceptions and attitudes of cow-calf producers toward emerging technologies and policy issues in the beef cattle industry
The proposed U.S. National Animal Identification System (US-NAIS) has generated many concerns among beef cattle producers. The goal of the NAIS is to utilize 48-hour traceback in the event of an animal disease outbreak. The traceback would identify all animals that have had contact with the diseased animal, while linking an animal to its premises of origin. In this study beef producer demonstrated understanding, acceptance and adaptability to implement the US-NAIS.  
Summary of Electronic Animal Identification Systems at Livestock Auction Markets: Adoption Rates, Costs, Opportunities, and Perceptions
This fact sheet summarizes a more comprehensive research report. Determine livestock market manager perceptions about animal identification systems, estimate costs. 


State Regulations
California - Premises and Animal Identification
NAIS implementation in California webpage, containing standards, FAQs, device information and a link state-wide system webpage.
Colorado Animal ID
The Colorado Department of Agriculture's webpage for the implementation of the NAIS program, information about premise identification, FAQs and more.
Connecticut Animal Premises Registration
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) site for premise registration. Click on the Connecticut abbreviation for more information on registering your premise.
Hawaii Animal Premises Identification System (HAPIS)
The Hawaii State Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has adopted the federal standardized premise registration system, matching with the USDA/National Animal Identification System (NAIS), to identify animal premises in the State. Contains information about the system as well as registration forms.
Illinois - Livestock Premises Registration
Information about premise registration for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in Idaho, includes forms and links to further information.
Indiana - Premise ID
Indiana State Board of Animal Health's program to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Includes contact information, further information and the necessary forms for registering a premise.
Iowa Premise Identification Program
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship working with the USDA to implement NAIS, contains FAQs and Premise Identification Number Application
Michigan - Animal ID
Michigan Department of Agriculture site for the National Animal Identification System. Contains registration, Q & A, and further information.
Mississippi Animal Disease and Disaster Preparedness Program
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) implemented in Mississippi, includes information and brochure.
Missouri Department of Agriculture's Animal Identification Program (MAIP)
Missouri program for voluntary registration of premises in the state. Includes resources, contact information and premise registration form.
Nebraska - Locate in 48
Nebraska's statewide program to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
North Carolina Farm ID
NCFarmID is the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' portion of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
North Dakota - National Animal Identification System
Site for the implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in North Dakota. Includes Animal ID contacts, premise registration form and links to more information.
Ohio Animal ID
This site contains valuable information about Ohio’s voluntary National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in Ohio. Includes registration information, FAQs and contacts.
Oklahoma Located in 48
Oklahoma’s program to implement voluntary statewide premises registration. Registration and contact information available.
South Dakota - Animal Identification and Premises Registration
Implementation of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in the state of South Dakota. Includes premise registration and further information.
Vermont - About Premise Registration
Vermont's program implementing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), includes information about registering premises and contact information.
West Virginia Premises/Farm Animal Identification
West Virginia's voluntary program to implement the National Animal Information System (NAIS), with forms, helpful information and a newsletter.
Wyoming Premises Identification Program
Wyoming's program to implement the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), with FAQs, an overview and application.
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