The trade war and tariffs are getting the headlines, but the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is concentrating on trade agreements. In particular, the NCBA wants foreign markets to accept management practices like beef implants. Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association executive director Ashley Kohls says the NCBA policy position has also been adjusted to deal with traceability. “It actually falls in line more with what we have in Minnesota with a voluntary traceability system that focuses on breeding animals right now. Once we have that kind of system perfected, we can maybe look at expanding that. We want to focus traceability on disease efforts.”
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