BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Can Work

BeefTalk: Age and Source Verification Can Work

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

A decade has passed since the Dickinson Research Extension Center summarized a calf-tagging program to improve market traceability. The data, when revisited, tells an old story. From 2004 to 2006, a total of 14,432 calves were tagged individually and followed. Data showed 19.5 percent remained on the ranch or farm of birth as replacement cattle.

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