The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has been alleged as a three component program, premises enrollment, animal identification, and animal tracing. Now, a fourth part is coming out of the dark.
USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Bruce Knight has promised the NAIS program is easy to enroll and totally voluntary on the federal level, "if . . . enough livestock owners enroll so it does not have to go mandatory."
The fourth Component is meticulously touched by Knight, "If USDA decides to make all or parts of the NAIS mandatory, APHIS will Read more