Livestock traceability speeds disease response

Livestock traceability speeds disease response

An animal traceability system in the cattle industry could speed up response time in the event of a disease outbreak, protect market integrity and address consumer’s hunger for knowledge when it comes to their food, a panel of experts told members at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting held recently.

Kevin Kirk, formerly with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, helped lead the charge in Michigan to implement the first statewide mandatory radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking system in the country following a bovine tuberculosis (TB) ...

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