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The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) will host its 2024 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) board room.

The keynote speaker for the meeting will be Kurt Grajkowski, Emergency Services Coordinator at DATCP, who will share insight into how the department prepares for and responds to an animal disease outbreak as well as what can be done to mitigate the risk within communities. Additionally, Dr. Gretchen May, Veterinary Program Manager at DATCP, will share insight on the tools available for disease traceability and share an update regarding the impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Wisconsin.

WLIC’s business meeting and board of director elections will follow the guest speaker presentations, which will include an update on the premises registrations and traceability efforts for Wisconsin livestock, the goals for the organization for the future and highlight the strategic initiatives WLIC is taking on ahead of the 2025 renewal cycle.

“Wisconsin has an efficient and robust traceability system thanks to the special attention and care that industry leaders have taken over the past 20 years,” says Julie Sweney, WLIC’s Executive Director. “Looking to the future, WLIC will continue to prioritize traceability efforts here in Wisconsin to ensure our agriculture industry continues to thrive.”

WLIC members should RSVP to Julie Sweney by March 28, 2024. Lunch will be provided.

Interested in becoming a member of WLIC? Visit or contact Julie Sweney at WLIC to learn more about becoming a member.

Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is a private, non-profit (501c3) organization working to protect animal health through traceability by premises identification used to prevent the spread of livestock disease. For more information or to become a member or sponsor, visit or call 888-808-1910.