USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the use of official 840 animal-identification tags, saying the tags, linked to the agency’s National Animal Identification System, offer multiple benefits to producers and the animal agriculture industry.
The tags use the
“The 840 animal identification solution is an individual animal ID option with an added punch,” says Cindy Smith, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service administrator. “Not only can it improve the ability of
For pork producers, group/lot identification is still the primary mode of animal identification for market hogs, however, breeding stock and other animals within a herd may require individual identification.
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