This site ( is managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NBCA), as a contractor to the national Beef Checkoff program, in cooperation with the National Pork Board supported by the National Pork Producers Council, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and Dairy Management Inc. The goal of this partnership and website is to provide clear, factual, and easily accessible information about foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Please contact us if you have questions or comments about the information on this site.