Electronic ID Part of New Animal Disease Traceability Rule

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock, USDA-APHIS

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a proposed rule to amend animal disease traceability regulations. It would make electronic ID tags both visually and electronically readable. Rod Bain reports this is designed for certain cattle and bison undergoing interstate movement.

USDA Chief Veterinarian Rosemary Sifford explains the proposed rule available for public comment on modifications to current animal disease traceability regulations.

APHIS is soliciting public comments on the proposal until March 22, 2023. If you are interested in making a comment, click here.