Animal Disease Traceability


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On May 24th, 2017 in Billings, USDA APHIS will host a public meeting to hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework, specifically for traceability in cattle and bison. The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny spoke with the Northern Ag Network about the public meetings and that USDA APHIS is wanting input for the next phase of the ADT Framework. Click the “Play” on the file below to listen.

Producers and stakeholders will have floor time to share their input on the current ADT frame work at 10:30 in the morning. The full agenda can be found below.

Click here for the existing ADT framework and public meeting information.

Meeting Agenda:

Next Steps: Animal Disease Traceability Framework Spring 2017

Meeting Objective:

To hear about the successes and challenges of the current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) framework and to discuss ways to overcome these challenges and build on current successes

Target Audience:

Cattle and bison producers, other industry representatives, tribal, state and local animal health officials, USDA, and other federal partners

8:00 am






Welcome and Overview






Meeting host


8:10 am

Introductory Remarks

USDA/State Official


8:20 am

Basic principles of ADT in cattle and bison


Neil Hammerschmidt

8:45 am

ADT Assessment

Sunny Geiser-Novotny




9:15 am

Panel discussion

Panelists and moderator


10:15 am

Morning Break


10:30 am

Open Microphone Session

Comments / Q&As

Meeting participants

11:30 am


12:30 pm

Small group sessions begin

Small group facilitators and note takers

2:00 pm

Afternoon Break

2:15 pm

Small group report outs—summary highlights

Small group spokespersons

3:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

USDA/State Official

3:30 pm


Meeting host

 Picture: USDA APHIS & Northern Ag Network

2017 Northern Ag Network 

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