By CORINNE BOYER
Kansas News Service 

Ranchers worry despite having tech to track cattle diseases

 

March 13, 2020



GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Before June 2018, finding cattle that were potentially exposed to diseases was time-consuming and complicated, requiring a patchwork of information from auction houses, feedlots, producers and meatpacking plants.

That's when Kansas spearheaded U.S. CattleTrace, filling a void when it comes to tracing deadly diseases in live cattle and possibly opening up new global markets for beef. Nine other states have signed onto the pilot program, which has distributed 65,000 ultra high-frequency tags that are scanned just like your online purchases.

But there's a catch — C...



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