8/27/2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's animal-identification plan elicited mixed reaction from industry stakeholders at the proposal's final public hearing held Tuesday. "This first system is not going to be perfect, but it's better than we've got now, which is no traceback of any kind," a cattle buyer from Oregon said. Meanwhile, a cattle producer from Washington called for more emphasis on disease prevention and heightened USDA border security.

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