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Beef industry: Rope, throw and … ear tag ’em

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ranchers see demise of branding, a symbol of the WestOne of the West’s most enduring symbols is fading like a red-hot branding iron cools to ashen gray. With concerns over disease and global trade trumping tradition, federal regulators want ranchers to swap the old-fashioned cattle brand for electronic ear tags to quickly and reliably identify livestock. Continue Reading

Treated ear tags help fight virus in sheep

December 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota sheep producers can now use insecticide-treated cattle ear tags to protect their animals from a serious mosquito-borne disease. Continue Reading