Animal ID registrations still in the minority

Animal ID registrations still in the minority

JO DEE BLACK

Great Falls Tribune

Five years after a federal, voluntary animal-identification system was launched, just 35 percent of the nation’s livestock and poultry producers have registered their animals.

The original intent of the program was to create a national database to use to react to an animal-health crisis such as foot-and-mouth disease, a situation in which infected animals need to be contained.

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