Animal Identification / Brand Inspection
CLA supports an effective permanent mandatory animal identification program that is technology neutral and that is developed by industry partners who agree on an acceptable plan that can be implemented in the most cost efficient manner that does not limit, inhibit or prevent commerce and is uniformly accepted and eliminates variation from state to state.
Mandatory Brand Inspection
WHEREAS, brand inspection is a legal and historical method of identifying ownership of livestock, and
WHEREAS, cattle on feed are held in a confined environment where the possibility of strays or co-mingled animals is remote, and
WHEREAS, physical inspection can create unwarranted stress on market cattle finished for slaughter and provides negligible value for producers, consumers, or the beef cattle industry,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CLA opposes the mandatory brand inspection of cattle going to slaughter.