The Texas Animal Disease Traceability program is currently in its fifth month of operation, but remnants of the former National Animal Identification System still remain in the Texas Agricultural Code. A number of livestock groups, including the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Livestock Marketing Association, have joined forces to support Texas HB 2311. This bill is related to a state animal identification program and the identification of animals vaccinated for or infected with brucellosis, or “Bangs disease.” . . .
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