Friday, September 15, 2023

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.

If you would like the call-in information, please contact Michelle Mielke at 701-328-2233 prior to 9:00 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.

Draft Agenda

  1. Introductions and Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    • June 7, 2023, Meeting
  3. Anthrax Update
  4. High Path Avian Influenza Update
  5. National Poultry Improvement Plan Biosecurity Memorandum of Understanding
  6. Brucellosis
    • Bison Eligible Age for Vaccinations
  7. Vesicular Stomatitis Update
  8. Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
  9. ND Game and Fish Department
  10. ND Dept. of Health & Human Services
  11. ND Stockmen’s Association
  12. United States Department of Agriculture Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Wildlife Services
  13. USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services
  14. Farmed Elk Updates
  15. Nontraditional Livestock Updates
  16. Importation Requirements
    • US Fish & Wildlife – Bison
    • Seasonal Grazing Permits
    • Calfhood Brucellosis Vaccination – Cattle
    • Brucella Ovis – Test Age
    • Scrapie Statement
  17. Field Investigation Report
  18. Restrict Feedlot Renewals
    • James Henningsen
    • Weinreis Brothers
    • Russell Edgar
  19. Animal Disease Traceability
  20. Fiscal Update
  21. North Dakota State Fair Update
  22. US Swine Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Meeting Update
  23. North Dakota Administrative Code
  24. Other
  25. Upcoming Meetings/Events
    • Sept. 28-30, 2023 – Stockmen’s Convention, Watford City
    • Oct. 6-7, 2023 – North Dakota Lamb & Wool Producers Association, Bismarck
    • Oct. 12-18, 2023 – US Animal Health Association, National Harbor, MD
    • Nov. 8, 2023 – Grant County Ag Days, Carson
    • Nov. 17-18, 2023 – Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (IBAND), Bismarck

Where noted, the discussion of some of the above items may be held in executive session rather than during the portion of the meeting that is open to the public.  If this is a regular meeting, additional topics may be discussed.  If this is a special or emergency meeting, the governing body’s discussion will be limited to the topics and executive sessions listed above.

NOTE: Agenda items may be moved up or down on the agenda. Breaks will be at the discretion of the President of the Board.