State and Regional Projects

Some states are working to engage their producers, haulers, and packing plant personnel to apply the National SBS Plan to the uniqueness of their beef industry. Some States are reviewing SBS enhanced biosecurity plans for producers. Available state contact information is provided below. Is your state engaging producers and would like to be listed? Contact us

Read the Regional Planning Meeting Summary Report from the March 2020 meeting between Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Read the Regional Meeting with Packers Summary from the May 2022 meeting between several beef packers, cattle feeding operations, and state officials from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture works with beef producers interested in submitting SBS Plans for review.

Project Contact:

  • Dave Dice, Animal Incident Management Specialist, Colorado Dept. of Agriculture; 303-263.2407; dave.dice@state.co.us

Kansas

Kansas Implementation of the SBS Plan (link to website)

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is working with beef producers, haulers, and packers through outreach workshops and biosecurity plan development to increase awareness of Kansas’ approach to animal movement in an FMD outbreak.

Project Contact:

  • Kelly Oliver, Animal Health Planner, Kansas Department of Agriculture, (o) 785-564-6608, Kelly.Oliver@ks.gov

Minnesota

Minnesota is working to implement the SBS Plan with beef producers, livestock transporters, and packers through collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, USDA, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, and the Minnesota Beef Council. 

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Missouri

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is working with beef producers, haulers, packers, and accredited veterinarians to implement the SBS Plan through collaboration with USDA, University of Missouri Extension, and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

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Texas

Texas Animal Health Commission Secure Food Supply Program

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) aims to help the industry mitigate the risk of foreign animal diseases, maintain business continuity through enhanced biosecurity plans and encourage safe and secure animal agriculture practices to maintain productivity and marketability.

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