Join CattleTrace collaborators and K-State Research & Extension on October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at Russell Livestock LLC in Russell, Kansas, for a brief information session. The session will detail how cow-calf producers can get involved in the project. A free dinner will be provided. To attend, please RSVP to Sheila with the KSRE Midway District at, or 785-483-3157 or 785-472-4442.
New readers installed
Two more participating auction markets have their readers up and running this week. Farmers and Ranchers in Salina and the LaCrosse Livestock market are ready to receive participating tagged cattle.
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In early 2018, CattleTrace collaborators began working to develop a purpose-built infrastructure to track cattle movement through the supply chain. CattleTrace will utilize ultra-high frequency technologies to collect the minimal necessary data, including an individual animal identification number, a GPS location, and date and time, in order to track animals in the event of a disease outbreak. Tag readers will be located at livestock markets, including Russell Livestock, feed yards and beef processors, with movement data collection beginning this fall and continuing for approximately two years. If you have questions related to the CattleTrace pilot project, contact Cassie Kniebel, program manager, at 785-564-7446 or, or go to
Source: Beef Cattle Institute