Idaho State Journal
Payton Nash shows the electronic ear tag placed in one of his 4-H steers. The tag identifies the animal as belonging to him. Journal file photo
By Debbie Bryce – Journal Writer
POCATELLO – The Livestock Identification and Marketing Opportunities Act, introduced last June by U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa, would create a mandatory system to track agricultural animals.
While H. R. 3170 currently has no co-sponsors and no legislative action has been taken, the Bill would allow agricultural animals to be traced from their point of origin to slaughter within 48 hours.