USDA Approves New Animal Traceability Regulations

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Main

December 20, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate.

Under the final rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such as owner-shipper statements or brand certificates.

To view the news release and the new rules, go to: