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National Livestock Readiness Program

Planning Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

National Incident Management System Guideline for the National Qualification System

National Qualification System (NQS) Supporting Documents

S&T Snapshot: Web Tools Help Prepare for Livestock Disease Outbreaks

The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef. In 2015, the latest year data is available, the beef industry was valued at $105 billion. Protecting millions of cattle from potential disease outbreaks is thus a crucial part of our nation’s economic security, as well as a public health priority.

Secure Food Supply Plans

The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University, in collaboration with a number of partners, is leading the development of Secure Food Supply Plans for eggs, turkeys, milk, pork and beef.