Animal ID system may be years away

Animal ID system may be years away

PHILIP BRASHER
DES MOINES REGISTER
WASHINGTON BUREAU
April 6, 2006

Washington, D.C. – It could be years before the government has a way to track the nation’s farm animals after outbreaks of disease.
Last year, the U.S. Agriculture Department proposed to have a mandatory national livestock identification system by 2009.

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