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Beef Buzz News


NCBA's Dr. Jessica Watson Says USDA Has Paused Animal Electronic ID Program

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:07:49 CDT

NCBA's Dr. Jessica Watson Says USDA Has Paused Animal Electronic ID Program On today’s Beef Buzz, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talks with Dr. Jessica Watson, associate director of Animal Health Policy for NCBA. Dr. Watson provides an update on animal electronic ID and traceability.

Watson said the USDA has “paused” animal ID electronic tag implementation first proposed in April 2019. She said the USDA program is focused on currently covered cattle which include sexually intact cattle 18 months or older, all male dairy cattle born after March 2015 and all female dairy cattle.

Last October President Trump issued an executive order to give guidance to federal agencies, providing clarity and to keep the agencies from enforcing rules without public comment.

Watson said NCBA members are most concerned about re-tagging cattle. She assured producers they are working to “grandfather in” cattle with an official ID. This would include either branding or ear tags, depending on state laws.

Are the traditional metal ear tags a relic of the past?

Watson said the USDA may provide the metal tags for another year and we’re hoping electronic tags will be available. However, that is not official and with the COVID-19 crisis all bets are off regarding an exact timeline.

Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear the complete interview with Dr. Jessica Watson as she talks with Ron Hays.

The Beef buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today’s show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.


   


   

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