All U.S. CattleTrace Vidoes
CattleTrace Conversation - RFID Tag Usage on Cow Calf Operations
Join us for a CattleTrace Conversation with Race King of Matador Ranch and Cattle in Montana. In this conversation, we discuss how the Race has utilized RFID technology as a producer in the past, how the technology has evolved for ranchers and what possibilities he sees for producers in today's technology sector. Want to learn more about animal disease traceability? Visit www.uscattletrace.org.
Using an EID System on Your Cattle Operation
Are you a producer interested in using an Electronic Identification, or EID, system on your cattle operation, but don’t know where to start? We discuss where your planning could begin, a full EID system set-up and what you could achieve using an EID system on your cattle operation. Interested in learning more? Visit www.uscattletrace.org
CattleTrace Conversations - Phil Lawler of Fort Supply Technologies
Join us for a CattleTrace Conversation with Phil Lawler of Fort Supply Technologies. In this conversation, we discuss common questions about RFID, how producers can engage with the technology and how RFID plays into the larger cattle industry. CattleTrace Conversations are designed to engage with technology and industry partners to discuss topics related to animal disease traceability and the cattle industry.
A Closer Look at U.S. CattleTrace
The concept of traceability has been discussed for a long time in the U.S. beef industry, but seems more important today given the competitiveness of the global marketplace. We talk with Callahan Grund, Executive Director of U.S. CattleTrace, to learn more about his organization’s mission and the benefits of adopting an industry wide traceability system Go to this website for more information: www.USCattleTrace.org
Group Encourages Voluntary Electronic Tag Program
At one time, a trained eye was able to identify individual animals in the field. Ear tags have made a big difference in day-to-day management. But the increased demand for specific genetics and disease tracking has some farmers investing in an upgrade. Colleen Bradford Krantz looks at improvement to identification in the feedlot in our Cover Story.
RFID Technology & the Operational Benefits with Phil Lawler
This webinar is part of the U.S. CattleTrace Wednesday Webinar Educational Series: A leader in precision livestock management solutions, Fort Supply Technologies enables beef operations to meet consumer demand for safe and sustainable food, while improving overall productivity. Phil Lawler of Fort Supply Technologies discussed insights on the use of RFID technology for tracking value added traits as well as presented the Dual Tracker system, the beef industry’s first and only dual frequency EID reading solution (patent pending).
A Simulation of Disease Traceability
Through our monthly webinar series, we hope to give our members and and the public a greater understanding of opportunities and challenges related to animal disease traceability and give you the tools necessary to make important decisions for your operations and business. Our series on Sept. 8th was focused on findings of prior simulation projects which focused on cattle disease traceability sightings and the implications those findings could have on the future of disease traceability in the United States. Dr. Brad White received his D.V.M. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked for six years in a mixed animal practice in southeast Missouri. His emphasis in practice was beef cow-calf and stocker medicine and management. He then worked for two years in beef production medicine at Mississippi State concurrent with the completion of his Master’s degree. He is currently on faculty at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and serves as director of the Beef Cattle Institute. Dr. White is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Academy of Veterinary Consultants.
The Economics of Cattle Traceability and Potential for Value-Added
Through our monthly webinar series, we hope to give our members and and the public a greater understanding of opportunities and challenges related to animal disease traceability and give you the tools necessary to make important decisions for your operations and business. Our series on May 12th was focused on the economics of cattle traceability and will feature James Mitchell of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas James Mitchell is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas and an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. James has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. Mitchell leads integrated extension and research programs that address issues that span the livestock and meat supply chain. His extension programming primarily focuses on livestock marketing and risk management. Mitchell's recent research has focused on biosecurity and foreign animal diseases, cattle traceability and identification, price discovery in fed cattle markets, and beef and livestock trade. He also has an appreciation for interdisciplinary projects and regularly collaborates with animal science and forage specialists.
Value Added Opportunities with Traceability
This webinar is part of the U.S. CattleTrace Wednesday Webinar Educational Series: Our series hosted on June 9th was focused on the value added opportunities in traceability and will feature Gregg Barfield of BlockTrust Network and Mike John of MFA Incorporated.
CattleTrace Conversations - Heath Parkin, APK-ID
Join us for a CattleTrace Conversation with Heath Parkin of APK-ID. In this conversation, we discuss RFID tag technology, APK-ID's products for cattle producers and how we can engage with new technologies in the cattle industry. CattleTrace Conversations are designed to engage with technology and industry partners to discuss topics related to animal disease traceability and the cattle industry.