Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Should Animal Disease Traceability Programs be Mandatory? More and More Producers Saying Yes

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:49:07 CDT

Should Animal Disease Traceability Programs be Mandatory? More and More Producers Saying Yes


While a recent case of atypical BSE in an 11-year-old cow found just a couple weeks ago in Alabama, proved to be nothing more than a momentary hiccup - it did have one impact. Colin Woodall with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, it has brought the issue of animal disease traceability programs in the cattle industry front of mind for a lot of people.


“It definitely has reenergized the whole discussion of whether or not these programs need to be mandatory,” Woodall said. “I think it showed that the traceability that we have in place is useful. It may not work as quickly as a lot of people would like it to, but it does work.”


Woodall shares that there has been a lot of internal discussion at NCBA about the matter and says the issue was even addressed at the organization’s recent business meeting this summer. He says NCBA’s policy was actually revised there in Denver, this year, where the word “voluntary” was omitted from their policy on animal ID and traceability. Reflecting NCBA’s change in posture - now more open and not immediately opposed to discussion on mandatory traceability programs.


“Now, we did not replace it with ‘mandatory,’ but the fact that we are open to options, I think, shows that there is a shift in the mindset for a lot of cattle producers,” he said. “And, a lot of cattle producers understand that given the increasing number of threats that we are under, we need to make sure we have a system that works.”


Listen to Hays and Woodall discuss the shift in the cattle industry towards more open-mindedness regarding the issue of mandatory animal disease traceability programs, on today’s Beef Buzz.


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.



   





   

Listen to Hays and Woodall discuss a shift in the cattle industry towards mandatory ADT programs
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:26:30 CDT
  • OK Cattlemen Join in Applause of Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act's Introduction  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:21:01 CDT
  • NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Edits for Livestock Haulers  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:04:28 CDT
  • EPA Announces Assistance for Delaware Nation in Oklahoma to Support Community Revitalization  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:08 CDT
  • Wednesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Wed, 23 May 2018 13:53:47 CDT
  • FSA County Committee Nominations to Launch June 15th - Here's What You Need to Know  Wed, 23 May 2018 13:03:06 CDT
  • Showing Swine this Year? State Vet Rod Hall Advises Exhibitors on Proper Ear-Tagging Procedures  Wed, 23 May 2018 12:33:08 CDT
  • OCA's Top Hand Michael Kelsey Catches Up on a Busy Year Talking Wildfire, Convention and Policy  Wed, 23 May 2018 11:35:56 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Oklahoma City Farm Show

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.