The Cost and Benefit of EID Tags

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA, USDA-APHIS

Previously we discussed Electronic Identification or EID tags, but where can you get them and what does it cost producers? I visited with Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affair at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to unpack the details of this USDA rule. Click HERE to see USDA’s criteria for official indentification Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR …

Unpacking USDA’s Traceability Rule

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Bison, Cattle, Dairy, General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), USDA, USDA-APHIS

If you had a bag phone in the late 80’s, you’ve probably updated to more modern technology since then. Cattle producers are familiar with the metal ear tags required by USDA and Electronic ID or EID tags are simply the modern version of traceability identification. I visited with Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affair at NCBA to unpack the …

Lumpy Skin Disease Impacts Major U.S. Trade Partner

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan A Lumpy Skin Disease outbreak is spreading across South Korea with 29 cases of the highly infectious viral disease reported as of Wednesday, October 25th. Though Lumpy Skin Disease was introduced to Asia in 2019, this is the first outbreak of its kind in South Korea. While the disease does not pose a risk to humans, it …

Kansas Cattle Traceability Project Moving Forward

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

The Kansas-based Cattle Trace pilot project is on track to begin testing a purpose-built infrastructure for cattle disease traceability by this fall. Traceability is a top priority for the cattle industry. The Cattle Trace pilot project will help kickstart discussions and development on an enhanced traceability program in Kansas and around the country. Last month, CattleTrace, Inc., was established as …