National Poultry Improvement Plan
The USDA is making changes to the National Poultry Improvement Plan. The plan helps the nation’s poultry industry with biosecurity surveillance. Here’s the National Poultry Improvement Plan senior coordinator Elena Behnke.
Behnke… “The National Poultry Improvement Plan is a cooperative program between the federal government, the states and the industry, where those groups come together and collaborate in order to produce new diagnostic technology for the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the country. We are an 85 year old organization, and we have really stood the test of time. We've had many successes. The first of which was the eradication of Pullorum-Typhoid back in the 1930s.”
Behnke says there are a total of 20 new changes going into effect today, November 4th.
Behnke… “The three biggest ones include the addition of the Newcastle Disease Clean program. The creation of a brand new sub-part J, which is really specific to the game bird industry and clarifications of the regulations on low pathogenic avian influenza indemnity and compensation.”
For more information on the USDA’s National Poultry Improvement Plan, visit their website www.poultryimprovement.org.