State Vet Explains New Cattle Traceability Program

State Vet Explains New Cattle Traceability Program

New federal rules aimed at increasing traceability of livestock went into effect last week. The rule requires all livestock that will be moved across state lines to be assigned an official identification number tag. That number should then be recorded on a veterinarian's health certificate before the animal can leave the state. Wyoming State Veterinarian, Jim Logan, said the new rule applies to all intact beef cows 18 months or older and all dairy cows.

Logan said the new regulation was put in place to make sure all food-producing cows have the same traceability as other livestock.

Logan pointed out that Wyoming already had regulations in place because of the state's tracking and management of Brucellosis.

An in-depth fact sheet about the new federal regulations is attached at the bottom of this story at

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