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Wisconsin First To Launch Animal Location System

posted on November 4, 2005

Wisconsin this week became the first state in the nation to require registration of all places where livestock are kept.

Federal and state agriculture officials said the registration will help them respond more quickly to animal disease outbreaks.

In fact, the livestock location system is the first of three steps planned in many states and nationwide, said Dore Mobley, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The next step will be to register all animals and the third is to track animals throughout their lives, she said.

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