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National Animal Identification System

USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

USDA backs hot-iron brands with new ID rule

Looks like cowboys left their mark on U.S. animal identification policy.

December 20, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…

USDA brand decision burns ranchers

The hot-iron brand, the West’s most recognized ownership stamp for 150 years, isn’t grading well with federal officials searching for uniform ways of identifying livestock.

April 26, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

Funding for animal-ID program slashed

Federal plans to track livestock and poultry from birth to butcher shop took a hit Monday as senators from Montana and Wyoming gutted the program's funding.

August 03, 2009 7:30 pmLoading…

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