Make 2010 the Year to Register Your Farm's Premise


Food safety starts on the farm. The ability to track the movement of cattle is a key component of the food safety system, and that process also starts on the farm, with premises registration.


IDairy, a coalition of six organizations that serve thousands of dairy farmers, believes that our industry will be best served when all dairy operations, and ultimately, all dairy cows, are identified in a national central database.


We believe that a national animal identification system can both protect farmers' privacy, and also allow for immediate access of relevant information in the event of a food safety crisis that could endanger the entire dairy chain.

This material was made possible, in part, by a Cooperative Agreement from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). It may not necessarily express APHIS’ views.