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To our partners and cattle industry stakeholders:

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, our commitment to you and the U.S. cattle industry remains unchanged – to develop a voluntary national disease traceability system for all cattle. Thank you for your support for the past few years. Without you, we would not be where we are today.

In an effort to ensure our team remains safe and healthy during this time, we have made a few adjustments and want to provide some updates.

  • You can still participate in the (pilot) program with the $1/head participation fee and receive tags by contacting us at 785-564-7446 or 620-767-2790, or Note, we have a limited number of tags available as our team operates remotely, so if you can wait to receive tags until late April, please include this in your message.

  • We’re still hiring! Our search process for the Executive Director and Program Manager positions is in progress. For more information, please check out the job posting on our website.

  • As we have in the past few years, we hope to host U.S. CattleTrace producer meetings in the Midwest and in other parts of the country in late summer and fall as we continue to grow the infrastructure and network to advance disease traceability in the U.S. If you are interested in helping host a meeting in your region, please contact us at

As a cattle feeder and producer myself, I understand the impact of COVID-19 across the cattle industry. Please know the U.S. CattleTrace Board of Directors is keeping your best interests in mind as we continue towards implementing a national traceability system built to help in times of disease outbreaks in the U.S. cattle herd. This is an historic time across the world and will potentially change how all organizations operate after the COVID-19 situation is resolved. Together, we can build a cattle disease traceability system that could help slow the spread if a highly contagious disease hits the cattle industry, like COVID-19 has impacted people and businesses across the world.

Together, we can do this.


Brandon Depenbusch

U.S. CattleTrace Board Chairman


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