Cow-Calf Producers Invited To Learn More About Pilot Project At Salina Meeting

August 22, 2018

Collaborators with the CattleTrace pilot project for animal disease traceability are hosting an informational session August 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Farmers & Ranchers Livestock in Salina. The program will provide details of how cow-calf producers can get involved.

In early 2018, CattleTrace collaborators, including KLA, began working to develop a purpose-built infrastructure to track cattle movement through the supply chain. The pilot project will utilize ultrahigh-frequency technologies to collect the minimal necessary data, including an individual animal identification number, GPS 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 Farmers and Ranchers, feedyards and beef processors, with movement data collection beginning this fall and continuing for about two years.

To learn more, join CattleTrace August 28 for a free dinner and brief information session. Contact Cassie Kniebel at ckniebel@vet.k-state.edu or (620) 767-2790, or click here for more details about the project.