LMA statement on USDA’s proposed Animal Disease Traceability program rule

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) will be carefully reviewing USDA’s proposed rule, released today and to be published in the Federal Register Aug. 11, to determine if it meets the markets’ expectations. FULL STORY »

NCBA statement on Animal Disease Traceability rule

“Cattlemen’s top priority is raising healthy cattle. As such, NCBA is supportive of an ADT program for cattle health purposes. That is why NCBA has been an industry leader working diligently with other cattle groups and USDA’s APHIS to ensure cattlemen’s concerns are addressed in a new ADT program." FULL STORY »

USDA releases proposed rule on disease traceability

The USDA this week revealed its long-awaited proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place. FULL STORY »

Cattle ranchers fear less of a market for brands

The future of the hot-iron brand, an icon of Western heritage, is at the center of a nearly decade-long battle over cattle identification and traceability. FULL STORY »

North Dakota ranchers urged to check import requirements

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging North Dakota ranchers to make sure that any livestock they buy or receive from other states meets North Dakota's import requirements. FULL STORY »

How animal welfare labeling could be implemented in the livestock industry

Agricultural livestock economist Glynn Tonsor discusses a study he helped conduct on animal welfare labeling and how it may be implemented within the current U.S. livestock industry. FULL STORY »

Where's the beef? Michigan State aims to find out

A small herd of cattle from Michigan State University was recently slaughtered with two goals: boosting the amount of locally produced food on campus and creating a system of tracking beef from the farm to the plate. FULL STORY »

Western ranchers fight push to give up brands

Ranchers have long used brands to keep track of their cattle and deter rustlers, but many now fear branding will become just another relic of the Old West as federal regulators look for new ways to track meat from hoof to plate. FULL STORY »

Michigan State University to extend farm to plate program

A pilot program at Michigan State University may soon allow consumers to learn more about the exact animal and farm their beef came from with a quick scan of the package’s barcode. FULL STORY »

Livestock ID and disease traceback benefits consumers Play video

The government's animal identification system will allow traceback of livestock diseases through the use of ear tags or other ID methods. Michelle Rook reports on how that will directly benefit consumers. FULL STORY »

Allflex acquires Destron Fearing Corp.

Allflex USA, Inc. has expanded its business in animal identification technology, with news it has acquired Destron Fearing Corporation the animal-identification branch of Digital Angel Corp., for $25 million in cash. FULL STORY »

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