What Do You Think Of The New USDA Traceability Rule?

Published in the Jan. 9 Federal Register, USDA’s final rule on animal disease traceability becomes effective March 11. This week’s online poll question asks: “What do you think of the new traceability rule?” Be sure to leave your comments in the comments section after voting.

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Anonymous
on Mar 30, 2013

Why can't this part of the USDA be sequestered?

Anonymous
on Jan 22, 2013

Smells like Big Brother, on the other hand, epidemiology is a good cause when it comes to disease prevention and mitigation. Toss up.

Anonymous
on Jan 22, 2013

only slightly better than nothing

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

Hate is not the word I would have used, but just to say I disagree with the traceability rule. I don't think this is for disease tracking but only for livestock numbers tracking. Why doesn't our government put there efforts into tracking outlaws and illegal entrants. And will this be another TAX on producers?

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

Using brands is a good idea, but its not anything new. Brands have been used for identification for centuries. A brand will stay with a cow for its lifetime. If everyone will register their brands,( as they should) traceability should not be a problem. Branding also helps slow down the possibility of stolen livestock.

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

I don't think this will work and I also think there be other issues the government have in mind and only using this as an excuse.

Ronnie Walker

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

Put your head in the sand, we must trace it alot better than that. Everyone has the best animals so trace them then.

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

want stop traders from moving from sale to sale a.uction that makes sick.

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

will never work

Anonymous
on Jan 21, 2013

It is a joke.

Anonymous
on Jan 20, 2013

creats more jobs for inept people with a big price tag

Anonymous
on Jan 19, 2013

As a veterinarian and a beef producer, I see no way that the system will be any improvement over what we have at the present.

Anonymous
on Jan 18, 2013

It is just more bureacracy.

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