Ranchers Invited To Learn More About CattleTrace At Manhattan Meeting

December 7, 2018


Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability will host an information session December 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Commission Company. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project.

In early 2018, KLA, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Agriculture began developing 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, to track animals in the event of a disease outbreak. Tag readers will be located at livestock markets, including Manhattan Commission Company, feedyards and beef processing facilities.

To learn more, join CattleTrace December 10 for a free dinner and brief information session. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Cassie Kniebel at (785) 564-7446 or the local extension offices in Riley, Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee counties.