WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri January 2, 2004
Kentucky's Tracking System for Cattle Praised
By Dan Modlin/AP
Lexington/Bowling Green – Agriculture experts in Kentucky say the state's system
for tracking cattle from farm to the grocery store could
serve as an example for some other parts of the
country. The Kentucky Beef Network has been
installing new computer systems and equipment
at livestock collection facilities and stockyards.
Jim Akers, a beef expert with the University of
Kentucky College of Agriculture says the system
has been a positive development.
The Kentucky Beef Network is part of a joint effort
to improve on the tracking that many beef producers
already have in place. Federal Agriculture officials,
including Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, say
they hope to have such a system in place
across the country in the near future.