Mankato Livestock To Host Ranchers For CattleTrace Information Session

October 25, 2018


Collaborators with the CattleTrace animal disease traceability project and Kansas State University Research and Extension are hosting an information session November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Mankato Livestock. Presenters will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the pilot project.

CattleTrace collaborators began work earlier this year to develop a purpose-built infrastructure to track cattle movement through the supply chain. CattleTrace will utilize ultra-high frequency technologies to collect the minimal necessary data, including an individual animal identification number, location, date and time, in order to track animals in the event of a disease outbreak. Tag readers will be located at livestock markets, including Mankato Livestock, feedyards and beef processing facilities. Data collection is underway and will continue for the next two years.

A free dinner will be served prior to the brief information session. RSVP for meal count purposes by November 1 to Barrett Simon at barrett8@ksu.edu or call him at (785) 378-3174.