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Sow packers to require premises ID tags by 2015

In an effort to improve pre-harvest traceability and improve national disease surveillance in the pork industry, many major U.S. sow packers and processors will require a U.S. Department of Ag­­ri­culture (USDA) approved, official premises identification number (PIN) swine tag as a condition of sale for breeding stock beginning Jan. 1,...




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