Branding Irons Fade as U.S. Pushes National Livestock Tracking


A major disease outbreak in the absence of such a system to speed investigations may cost the beef industry $12.6 billion and pork producers $5.5 billion in lost exports over 10 years, according to a study this year by researchers from Kansas State University, Colorado State University and Montana State University for the Denver-based U.S. Meat Export Federation.