Cattle disease traceability is an important component in the overall biosecurity of the U.S. beef cattle industry, playing a significant role in resuming and maintaining commerce in the event of a disease outbreak. The development of a cattle disease traceability system has risen to one of the top priorities in the industry throughout multiple segments of the beef value chain. To address this industry-wide priority, U.S. CattleTrace was established from a collaborative effort of traceability programs across the U.S.
Our goal is to build a system that is recognized as nationally significant to all domestic and foreign markets. The U.S. CattleTrace disease traceability system strives to be equitable to all industry segments and must be industry-driven and managed by a producer board of directors to ensure data privacy and protection.