U.S. CattleTrace, the industry-driven initiative for animal disease traceability, announced the release of their model for membership in the organization. As a not-for-profit who securely maintains and manages data collected as part of disease traceability, U.S. CattleTrace members will provide direction to the producer-led Board of Directors regarding the direction of the organization. In addition to their input, U.S. CattleTrace members will receive benefits such as access to educational materials, networking opportunities with other industry segments and up-to-date news regarding traceability.
“We are excited to welcome members to U.S. CattleTrace and grow our network of disease traceability advocates,” Callahan Grund, Executive Director of U.S. CattleTrace, said. “Without buy-in from all segments of the cattle industry, disease traceability will not be achievable. That is why we look forward to membership from each our segments, including individual producers, industry stakeholders and more.”
U.S. CattleTrace offers membership in each of the following segments:
Cow/Calf Producer Member - Designed for individuals who are actively engaged in the ownership or management of cattle used to produce beef as well as individuals with a vested interest in the cattle industry, specifically advancing disease traceability within it.
Auction Market Member - Designed for individuals who are actively involved in the management of a livestock auction market.
Feedyard Member – Designed for businesses who are actively involved in cattle management and feeding.
Allied Industry Member - Designed for animal industry associates to join U.S. CattleTrace and our cattle industry members in building a nationally significant animal disease traceability system.
To learn more about how to become a member or to fill out a membership application, visit www.uscattletrace.org/membership.