Secure Goat, Milk & Mohair Supply Plan
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is not a public health or food safety concern.
Meat and milk are safe to eat and drink.
The Secure Goat, Milk & Mohair Supply Plan for Continuity of Business (SGMMS) provides information and guidance to help producers prepare before an outbreak. There is no requirement for producers to do anything, but having a plan in place will help them be in a better position to:
- Limit exposure of their animals through enhanced biosecurity,
- Identify signs of infection in goats in their herd in order to quickly minimize any losses,
- Move animals to processing or another premises under a movement permit issued by Regulatory Officials in the absence of infection, and
- Maintain business continuity for the goat industry, including producers, pack goat users, brush control service providers, haulers, and slaughter facilities during an FMD outbreak.
This Secure Goat, Milk & Mohair Supply Plan for Continuity of Business (SGMMS) was developed by the American Goat Federation using information from USDA and other Secure Product Supply Plans developed by Iowa State University and the American Sheep Industry Association. Goat Industry specific details and review were provided by goat industry stakeholders, State veterinarians, USDA representatives, University personnel, allied livestock industries, and knowledgeable individuals from AGF Member Organizations. This SGMMS Plan was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS).