Reply to comment

Tom Smith (not verified)
on May 9, 2012

In this nation founded on freedom, traceability should be voluntary. If the market pays a premium for it, the majority of producers will voluntarily provide the information. The rest will be financially penalized, and we will still be able to identify where those animals came from, just as we did in the years when brucellosis was a serious concern and no one had even dreamed of mandatory ID.

Reply
or to use your BEEF Magazine ID
What's BEEF Daily?

BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.”

Contributors

Amanda Radke

A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×