Lessons from the Canadian Cattle Industry for Developing the National Animal Identification System

The primary focus of animal identification programs, which are rapidly developing throughout the world, is to effectively respond to animal health emergencies that have the potential to cause devastating consequences to animal and public health. Additional benefits of an animal identification program include maintaining or expanding international trade, increased consumer confidence, and improved supply chain management. The primary objective of this paper is to provide a series of recommendations for the U.S. to consider as it continues to develop the National Animal Identification System. The secondary objective is to explain how some progressive operations, spanning all sectors of the live cattle and beef industry supply chain complex in Canada, have utilized the technology of the mandatory cattle identification program to improve management intensity.

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May 01 2009
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Journal Article
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International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 12, Issue 2
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Q10; Q16

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