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2023 U.S. CattleTrace Symposium 

November 14th & 15th, 2023
American Royal Center, Kansas City, MO

The 2023 U.S. CattleTrace Symposium is going to be a unique event for attendees. Although the discussion around animal disease traceability has been around for 30 years, the U.S. does not have a nationally significant traceability system in place. The topic of the potential impact that a foreign animal disease could have on the beef cattle industry has been on many agendas in recent years. This year U.S. CattleTrace is bringing an immersion experience to attendees through a tabletop simulation. Through the exercise, attendees will get to participate in and see the U.S.’s current response plans for a potential foreign animal disease outbreak. Then a demonstration showcasing how an enhanced animal disease traceability system, such as U.S. CattleTrace, will assist the current response plans for the future. Attendees range from producers, animal health officials, meat processors, retailers and allied industry members. This event will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to allow participants to experience the potential impacts a foreign animal disease could have and how we can better prepare ourselves as an industry to make traceability a reality.  

2023 U.S. CattleTrace Internship 

Three interns will be selected and will be responsible for assisting in setting up the facility, posting on social media, recording sessions, aiding room leaders during breakout sessions, and interacting with cattle and technology industry leaders. 


In addition to responsibilities during the event, interns will learn about U.S. CattleTrace and animal disease traceability in the country from U.S. CattleTrace staff prior and after the event.


Student interns must be available Nov. 13th - 16th. This is a non-paid internship. Interns travel will be coordinated by U.S. CattleTrace to and from the event and rooms and meals will be provided.


Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, should have a working knowledge of the cattle industry and be a current student majoring in an agricultural related major at a college or university.


Interested students must complete an application, submit one reference, and a current resume. The application deadline is Oct. 5th. The application is available at


For more information, contact Callahan Grund at  

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