South Dakota enters into the Cooperative Interstate Shipping Agreement

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota has entered into the Cooperative Interstate Shipping Agreement which opens new market opportunities for state producers. Under the CIS some state inspected meat processors now will be able to ship their meat across state lines. South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says South Dakota is now the ninth state involved in the CIS program.

He says interested processors must contact the South Dakota Animal Industry Board to receive clearance to be able to ship meat across state lines.

Oedekoven says being involved with CIS should offer more options to consumers.

Oedekoven says CIS gives meat processors and producers another pathway for getting South Dakota products to market.