USCA Comments on Transition to RFID Tags 

 

(October 5, 2020) - On Monday, the United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) proposal to transition to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as the official eartag for use in interstate movement of cattle that are required to be identified by the traceability regulations.

In the public comment submission, USCA President Dr. Brooke Miller stated,

"With the growth of a global marketplace, our trading partners will begin to expect a more comprehensive and transparent national animal identification system. Using the tenets listed [in our letter], USCA believes that the Department can work with industry to develop and establish an animal identification system that works for all producers."

Source: USCA