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What happened to APEIS, AG INfo-Link, Emerge and SCoring Systems????

Animal ID Commission Selects Technology Partner

NCBA Delivers Industry-based Solutions, Faster Timeline

DENVER (July 6, 2005) – After an extensive evaluation process, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Animal Identification Commission has selected a team led by BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE), as the lead technology consultant for its industry-based, multi-species animal identification program. BearingPoint, working with ViaTrace, Microsoft and S&H Marketing, will provide the platform for information storage for the industry-led national animal identification program. Details of the agreement are being finalized.



The Animal Identification Commission was created as a result of a member-developed policy that charged NCBA with developing a solution for implementation of a national animal identification system for multiple species, including cattle. NCBA members chose to lead this initiative because they want to protect producer rights and confidentiality. While federal and state animal health authorities will be able to access relevant parts of this database to trace back in the event of a disease outbreak or animal health-related incident, the data will remain the property of the individual and stored with a multi-species consortium to maintain confidentiality.



The selection was conducted through a three-phase process. The Commission initially issued a request for information to allow companies to provide background on their capabilities. Based on these submissions, a request for proposal for a specific scope of work was requested of companies whose capabilities met the technology needs. These proposals were narrowed to a group of finalists who were all individually interviewed by the Commission members.



“One of the goals of the selection process was to bring the best solution to the industry in terms of identification technology and to find the solution that offers the best value and utility for cattlemen,” said Allen Bright, Nebraska cattle producer and animal identification coordinator for NCBA. “While we received input from many quality vendors, the Commission feels that the BearingPoint team is best equipped to deliver an information storage system that is both robust and secure in a timely fashion.”



More than 10 companies were considered during the initial request for information. The BearingPoint team was selected for the group’s experience in large system integration efforts and its demonstrated understanding of producers’ and state and federal government needs.



Another top priority for the Commission was the speed with which a national animal identification system could be implemented. While USDA has announced plans to have a program in place by 2009, the Commission’s desire was to significantly expedite this timeline. As a result, the BearingPoint team is expected to Beta test the system by October 2005, and to be fully operational by January 1, 2006.



“Animal identification is a top priority for all sectors of the beef industry,” Bright said. “Seeing an increased emphasis from consumers, feeders, packers, channel operators, international trading partners and federal and state government authorities, the Commission feels that having an identification program in place by fall of 2005 is essential. Many of our domestic and international customers are requesting identification already, and we believe a market-driven solution is quicker and better protected than a bureaucratic, government solution.”



NCBA’s Executive Committee reviewed the recommendation from the Animal ID Commission this morning and approved unanimously a motion to move forward with this partner and a multi-species consortium that will serve as the non-profit entity to provide oversight to the system. This consortium is expected to include representatives from all affected animal industries.



NCBA views a voluntary, industry-based national identification program as a critical tool for adding value and maintaining profitability for livestock producers. While the system must meet the government’s needs for trace back within 48 hours, NCBA does not feel the program should be government-operated. Instead, NCBA proposes to turn governance of the program over to a multi-species consortium that can better reflect the needs and views of livestock producers. A system governed by producers also has more incentive to contain costs, greater ability to keep information confidential, and can remain focused on the goal of adding value through an effective and efficient identification program.



“Talk wasn’t good enough for NCBA cattlemen members. They charged NCBA, as a leader in the livestock industry, to take action and get this program off the ground. The working infrastructure needed to be created in order for a consortium to come together. This project will be turned over to a consortium to manage,” said Missouri cattleman Mike John, NCBA president-elect and chairman of the Animal Identification Commission. John emphasized, “As a non-profit entity, this consortium will not be a revenue generator for any livestock organization, including NCBA.”



In addition to forming the consortium, next steps include creating the funding mechanism and formation of business rules.



“NCBA members gave us a clear directive in terms of animal ID,” said John. “They did not want us to sit and wait for a government-imposed program that had the very real potential of making confidential information available to a whole host of non-industry parties. They wanted an industry solution that added value, minimized costs and protected their confidentiality - and they wanted it sooner, rather than later. NCBA continues to deliver on this promise.”



The Animal ID Commission included cattlemen from Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas.



Find more information on NCBA’s efforts to implement a national animal identification system at:

http://www.beefusa.org/AnimalID.aspx
 

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About time someone got off their butt. Waiting on government to do a job could take a lifetime.
 

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Hey CattleCO, thats a good story of a group trying to build a database that has been built by www.scoringag.com. Just another bunch of hasbeens trying to say their doing something.The builders won't be able to ship data to Japan and the EU when requested for the EU regulatory or Japan, for 1 peice of meat ,so it's a dead issue written by people trying to protect their turf...the story editor is working overtime trying to divert everyone's attention.All they want is the TAXPAYERS and NCBA's members MONYe HEY.
 

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Web-Based US. Internet system locates food handlers along supply chain Worldwide
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29/06/2005 - ScoringSystem has launched an Internet-based record keeping system and database to allow companies to track their food products throughout the supply chain using radio frequency identification (RFID) and a new way of determining the exact location of each handler.

www.ScoringAg.com , has been specifically designed to provide tracing information on agricultural products worldwide, from the "field-to-fork", the company said this week. Companies will need such systems as governments implement new regulations requiring them to track food products through the supply chain.

RFID technology, which uses miniature antennas and tiny computer chips to track items at a distance using radio waves, is increasing coming to the fore as the best means of tracking goods throughout the supply chain. Many suppliers have been obliged to install RFID technology because of regulatory pressure and retail requirements from big retailers such as Wal-Mart.

The ScoringAg system provides RFID traceback in real time through a secure online databank that pinpoints the location of each handler in the food chain. The system can also work with barcodes. Companies will have unique accounts through which they will be able to access their product specific data.

Location is identified through a unique Premises IDentification Code (PIDC), a mapping technology developed by ScoringSystem. PIDC records activities and actions performed on the animals, fish, or crops at each location – even in the middle of a packing plant, or on board a factory ship, or in the middle of a farmer’s field, and all the way to the retailer and consumer.

ScoringSystem's PIDC traceability system uses the ISO standard for location and property identification. However ScoringSystem has developed a more comprehensive system to define all land and sea locations globally, including those areas that are not recognised or covered by the ISO standard, the UN and other international organisations.

"In today's global marketplace, any true traceability system must include all agricultural products to provide a true chain of custody with traceback and traceup throughout," ScoringSystem stated in a press release. "This includes fish from lakes, rivers, and oceans around the world, poultry and hydroponics crops that may be raised in multi-story structures above ground and wild mushrooms, truffles, and root vegetables that may be collected or harvested below ground."

The worldwide patented traceback and animal ID system , provides online tracking through the food chain, including transport operators, vehicles, inspection stations, stockyards and all processors and food handlers,wholesaler'sand realtailer's to prove source verification in real time within seconds.

"Without efficient, effective data collection system and a Web-based data management system, tagging livestock and other agriculture items cannot provide true animal traceback and traceup – even when a local, resident software system and database is used," ScoringSystem stated in a press release. "A Web-based system makes it possible for records to move with the individual product, which cuts the time required for source verification to just seconds."
 

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Web-Based US. Internet system locates food handlers along supply chain Worldwide
All news for Europe

29/06/2005 - ScoringSystem has launched an Internet-based record keeping system and database to allow companies to track their food products throughout the supply chain using radio frequency identification (RFID) and a new way of determining the exact location of each handler.

www.ScoringAg.com , has been specifically designed to provide tracing information on agricultural products worldwide, from the "field-to-fork", the company said this week. Companies will need such systems as governments implement new regulations requiring them to track food products through the supply chain.

RFID technology, which uses miniature antennas and tiny computer chips to track items at a distance using radio waves, is increasing coming to the fore as the best means of tracking goods throughout the supply chain. Many suppliers have been obliged to install RFID technology because of regulatory pressure and retail requirements from big retailers such as Wal-Mart.

The ScoringAg system provides RFID traceback in real time through a secure online databank that pinpoints the location of each handler in the food chain. The system can also work with barcodes. Companies will have unique accounts through which they will be able to access their product specific data.

Location is identified through a unique Premises IDentification Code (PIDC), a mapping technology developed by ScoringSystem. PIDC records activities and actions performed on the animals, fish, or crops at each location – even in the middle of a packing plant, or on board a factory ship, or in the middle of a farmer’s field, and all the way to the retailer and consumer.

ScoringSystem's PIDC traceability system uses the ISO standard for location and property identification. However ScoringSystem has developed a more comprehensive system to define all land and sea locations globally, including those areas that are not recognised or covered by the ISO standard, the UN and other international organisations.

"In today's global marketplace, any true traceability system must include all agricultural products to provide a true chain of custody with traceback and traceup throughout," ScoringSystem stated in a press release. "This includes fish from lakes, rivers, and oceans around the world, poultry and hydroponics crops that may be raised in multi-story structures above ground and wild mushrooms, truffles, and root vegetables that may be collected or harvested below ground."

The worldwide patented traceback and animal ID system , provides online tracking through the food chain, including transport operators, vehicles, inspection stations, stockyards and all processors and food handlers,wholesaler'sand realtailer's to prove source verification in real time within seconds.

"Without efficient, effective data collection system and a Web-based data management system, tagging livestock and other agriculture items cannot provide true animal traceback and traceup – even when a local, resident software system and database is used," ScoringSystem stated in a press release. "A Web-based system makes it possible for records to move with the individual product, which cuts the time required for source verification to just seconds."
 

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Just another bunch of hasbeens trying to say their doing something.The builders won't be able to ship data to Japan and the EU when requested for the EU regulatory or Japan, for 1 peice of meat ,so it's a dead issue written by people trying to protect their turf...the story editor is working overtime trying to divert everyone's attention.All they want is the TAXPAYERS and NCBA's members MONYe HEY.


Porker you do not have a clue on this issue! The Government is going to do their own anyway. I guess Big Bill did not have as much pull with the world as he thinks he has........I bet these 18,000 R-Calfers are standing in line to put data in a NCBA data warehouse?? :roll: Keep on sending FL $$$$$$$$$$$ they need it!
 

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I don't think R-Calfer's will put data in a NCBA database at a $1.25 per head when they can put M'ID Data in SSI for a quarter $$$$$$$$0.25 per animal.
 

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PORKER>>>>>>>>>>>>>WHY WOULD YOU SPEND THE QUARTER? AND WHAT IS BIG BILL GIVING YOU BACK? AND WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT??????? You need to read the BEEF MAgazine survey and the articles in ths issue now coming out or go on line www.beef-mag.com
 

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"Same old debate that goes nowhere.
Porker...ANSWER THE QUESTIONS???????? :roll:
IF you can?
 

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NCBA believes a private-industry database should be used for NAIS? How does that or any other private industry proposal fit the intent of NAIS?

Hammerschmidt:******** As outlined today, NAIS is an animal disease management system administered by state and federal animal health officials.(CATTLECO READ THIS )However, we feel very strongly that USDA can't achieve NAIS without integrating private industry systems. We need information flow from privatized systems.

There's opportunity for private industry systems to participate in NAIS as third-party system providers that feed required producer data to the NAIS database. This way, producers who choose to use a third-party data provider for reasons other than NAIS compliance can be assured they comply with NAIS and use a single system.

Anything beyond NAIS data is not a USDA issue, it's an issue for the industry to decide. This division of regulatory data from marketing data keeps from muddying the waters about who shares what information with whom.

As well, collection of animal movement data is critical to achieving the NAIS long-term goal of 48-hour traceback. From a technology standpoint, design of the database for premises and individual animal data is simple by comparison. Yet, I believe much of the industry's focus has been on these databases(CATTLECO READ THIS) rather than on addressing the challenges of collecting and managing animal movement data.

Slack:******** Both industry and government have put a lot of effort into NAIS, all the way back to development of the U.S. Animal Identification Program (USAIP) that preceded NAIS. We hope new proposals don't become counterproductive to establishing a national system.

There will be endless opportunities for private enterprises to plug into NAIS. It's imperative, however, that a national animal tracking system provides our state and federal animal health officials the capability for 48-hour traceback for disease purposes. The system has to be accessible for current program diseases such as tuberculosis and brucellosis, as well as any potential FAD.
 

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CATTLECO question???PORKER>>>>>>>>>>>>>WHY WOULD YOU SPEND THE QUARTER?
Why you ask,Because www.scoringag.com covers all types of agriculture records ,not just cattle and it covers FDA records as well.Here is a link to the other records pages, https://www.scoringag.com/Public/sample1.cfm

AND WHAT IS BIG BILL GIVING YOU BACK? Who is BiG BILL??????
Oh DO you mean William Kanitz the president of SSI????? Gee ,how do you know him by his first name ???? the person whom I ask SSI questions is STAN in Wis.


AND WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH IT???????
NOT sure what you mean other then keeping my records safe and use my Nokia cell-phone to pull up records where ever I stand.Also I make sure every animal I sell to a consumer or breeder, 4-H,FFA er they get a www.scoringag.com database page TOO from us FREE.
 

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"We need information flow from privatized systems. " WHAT INFORMATION????? IT's a cattle zipcode!!! Too many folks are making this deal a lot more complicatd that it needs to be........... :roll:

BULL FECES!
 

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