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Watch the 2:50 video interview with GRSB Executive Director Ruaraidh Petre HERE.

Solving the Global Challenge of Antibiotic Stewardship

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) works to bring worldwide beef community together on sustainable antibiotics standards.

U.S. ranchers have spent decades investing in ways to provide safe, affordable beef that meets consumer demands. Their efforts include antibiotic stewardship and sustainability standards, and they’re not alone. Beef producers across the world work to raise cattle in differing environments.

“When it comes to sustainability, there’s no one size fits all,” says Ruaraidh Petre, executive director of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). “There are lots of different beef production systems around the world and lots of environments. You can produce beef on the edge of the Sahara Desert, and you can produce it on the edge of the Arctic circle.” Read more HERE.

For more information about antibiotic resistance,
attend the 9th Annual NIAA Antibiotics Symposium:
Communicating the Science of
Responsible Use in Animal Agriculture,
October 15-17 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Click HERE for more Symposium information.

Beef Producers Recommend Minimum Data for
Federal Animal ID Reporting, Privacy

Denver, CO, July 1,2019 ––––– The Producers Traceability Council met recently in Denver, CO to discuss issues around data collection for animal identification and livestock traceability. The Producer Traceability Council preliminary recommendations to the livestock industry include the following consensus points on Database Liability.

Producer Traceability Council Database Consensus Points

  1. In order to advance livestock traceability for emergency disease events, the minimal amount of data that is required should be collected and transferred electronically to the Animal Health Event Repository (AHER), meeting data standards and USDA standards for security.
  2. Producers have the flexibility and security to house data in 3rd party management systems. It is recommended that 3rd party data management systems be required to share the minimal necessary data points necessary for disease traceback with AHER.
  3. As regulations change, the industry should work with policy and legal experts to further expand protection of producers' private information.
Much of the session centered on producer privacy issues. One important point of contention is the idea that a federal database holds tag ID numbers for livestock and associates those IDs with a livestock owner's personal Premise ID, or location of their farm or ranch.

However, through discussion with USDA representatives, the Council members found that the problem may be a labeling issue, rather than a collection issue.

Click here for the complete press release.

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Commercial Organizations

State Level Individual Members
Burnett Ranches, LLC National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research & Education  Mr. Eric Vinton 
Engormix S.A.
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin  Dr. Randy Berrier
North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture
Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt
American Angus Assoc.
Cornell University
Mrs. Summer Stoffel
National Renderers Assoc.
Professional Dairy Managers of PA
 Dr. Kerry Keffaber
United Producers, Inc.
Ohio Dairy Producers Association
 Mr. Robert Kleemeier
Datamars, Inc.
VA Dept. of Ag./Animal Food & Industry 
Mr. Robert Foster

  Arizona Department of Agriculture
Ms. Linda Mills

North Carolina Dairy Association

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2019  NIAA
Annual Conference

Animal Agriculture:
 Innovation, Technology & Consumer Engagement

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 USDA Traceability Workshop
(Coming soon)

2018 8th A
nnual NIAA Antibiotics Symposium 

New Science & Technology Tools for Antibiotic Stewardship

White Paper 

Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability

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Sheep and Goat ID?

New Identification Rules (requirements) for Goats

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Videos - 2018

One Health Series on Antibiotics

 Mark Gardiner
 Dr. Randall Spare
 Dr. Tim LaPara
 Dr. Steve Solomon
 Dr. Justin Welsh
 Jereon van de Ven
 Dr. Bob Smith
 Dr. Laura Kahn 
 Antibiotic Symposium Compilation

Summary of Work

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