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Will downer numbers rise as tagging begins?




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July 11, 2012 | 3603 views | 1 comment

SAN MARCOS -- Since the state animal health officials lifted the testing of cattle brucellosis at the auction barns, the number of downer cattle -- cattle that have difficulty standing -- has greatly declined. Now with the proposed animal disease traceability program -- requiring the tagging of all adult cattle -- this scenario could change. . . .

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La Vernia  
July 13, 2012 2:56pm
 
 
It is a foregone conclusion about the additional paperwork for the producer. A rancher probably doesn't mind tagging the animals prior to sale as many already do that. ... Read More Read More
 

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