Stock growers eye state animal ID

Stock growers eye state animal ID

MEGAN LEE

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Wyoming ranchers could benefit from a state-wide animal identification program, according to assistant state veterinarian Jim Logan.

Logan shared his views on the much-debated issue Saturday at the Wyoming Stock Growers Association convention at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper.

“I’m here to talk about developing a Wyoming system that will be designed in Wyoming that will work for Wyoming, basically as an insurance program for our livestock,” Logan said.

Controversy over identifying livestock began when the U.S. Department of Agriculture began the National Animal Identification System, or NAIS, in an effort to identify the origins and trace the movements of livestock quickly in the event of a disease outbreak.

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