The president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says more needs to be done on foreign animal disease traceability.
Todd Wilkinson tells Brownfield NCBA would be supportive of a voluntary electronic identification program, rather than a federal mandate.
“Now the sentiment has really changed across the country,” Wilkinson said. “All we have to do is look to Australia and realize what they are facing from Indonesia, and really the massive nature of foot and mouth disease and how it has spread across all of the other continents.”
He says prevention and preparedness of foot and mouth disease is vital.