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