An interesting list of organizations to help producers in my state, Montana, number their critters for the "voluntary" National Animal Identification System (NAIS).
Livestock producer registration offered
For more information about registering premises, contact one of these organizations: Montana Beef Network at (406) 994-4323, Montana Department of Livestock at (406) 444-7323, Montana Extension Service. Check with your local agent, Montana Farm Bureau Federation at (406) 587-3153, Montana Farmers Union at (406) 452-6406, Montana Pork Producers Council at (406) 994-3595, Montana Stockgrowers Association at (406) 442-3420, Montana Woolgrowers Association (406) 442-1330.
Real helpful these organizations are in Montana to help the government take away producers rights and subjugate themselves to Government tyranny. I urge producers not to submit to registration of their premises and to fight the whole NAIS proposal. It's just a fancy way the meat packers have to subjugate American producers to their will. While right now it's voluntary, it will be mandatory by 2005 unless producers and consumers can derail it. Remember the part these organizations played in trying to subjugate you producers and stop supporting them.