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EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
by True Grit Farms
It looks a AIN, "animal identification number" will be required for any animal over 18 months that leaves the farm in Georgia starting January 2021. Good bad or otherwise we have a start to traceability, hopefully more markets will open up for US beef. We haven't heard how it will affect imported beef sold as a product of the US.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
It looks a AIN, "animal identification number" will be required for any animal over 18 months that leaves the farm in Georgia starting January 2021. Good bad or otherwise we have a start to traceability, hopefully more markets will open up for US beef. We haven't heard how it will affect imported beef sold as a product of the US.
That’s interesting Vince, thanks for posting. Can you provide a link to your source? I’d like to read more.

Thanks

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:29 am
by dieselbeef
CUZ WE NEED MORE CRAP WE DONT GET PAID FOR...

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:11 am
by True Grit Farms
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
It looks a AIN, "animal identification number" will be required for any animal over 18 months that leaves the farm in Georgia starting January 2021. Good bad or otherwise we have a start to traceability, hopefully more markets will open up for US beef. We haven't heard how it will affect imported beef sold as a product of the US.
That’s interesting Vince, thanks for posting. Can you provide a link to your source? I’d like to read more.

Thanks
The boss was in a meeting with those in the know yesterday and that's where I got it from. AIN will be officially announced in August. All the southeastern states will be low frequency. Florida already has AIN in place and is working on a user friendly transition period. The USDA "THINKS" there's enough metal ear tags to make it till 2021.
Public input my but, we have no say in what the USDA does. My guess is the NCBA and big beef importers have worked something out.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:08 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:11 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:27 am
True Grit Farms wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
It looks a AIN, "animal identification number" will be required for any animal over 18 months that leaves the farm in Georgia starting January 2021. Good bad or otherwise we have a start to traceability, hopefully more markets will open up for US beef. We haven't heard how it will affect imported beef sold as a product of the US.
That’s interesting Vince, thanks for posting. Can you provide a link to your source? I’d like to read more.

Thanks
The boss was in a meeting with those in the know yesterday and that's where I got it from. AIN will be officially announced in August. All the southeastern states will be low frequency. Florida already has AIN in place and is working on a user friendly transition period. The USDA "THINKS" there's enough metal ear tags to make it till 2021.
Public input my but, we have no say in what the USDA does. My guess is the NCBA and big beef importers have worked something out.
Sounds like a good idea and well overdue.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:19 pm
by Buck Randall
dieselbeef wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:29 am
CUZ WE NEED MORE CRAP WE DONT GET PAID FOR...
The only producers that this will harm are the ones who probably shouldn't be in the business at all. If we don't get on board, we'll lose markets to someone who does.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:28 pm
by M-5
it will just get handled at the sale barns like it does now for a fee.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
by sim.-ang.king
Will foreign beef require the same tagging, and tractability to be sold in US?
Are foreign producers BQA qualified?
Is COOL labeling required for all foreign beef?

Those are the questions I will be asking the cronies when they show up. Any one of the questions they answer yes to, I will apply to my herd, other wise not gonna happen.


It's all about control, they couldn't kill off the independent beef industry with low prices, and high cost, so they will do it through regulations. Anyone that falls for their lies about helping the industry, is a fool.
Want to help the US Beef industry, then put the foreign beef on the same playing field.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:24 pm
by True Grit Farms
sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Will foreign beef require the same tagging, and tractability to be sold in US?
Are foreign producers BQA qualified?
Is COOL labeling required for all foreign beef?

Those are the questions I will be asking the cronies when they show up. Any one of the questions they answer yes to, I will apply to my herd, other wise not gonna happen.


It's all about control, they couldn't kill off the independent beef industry with low prices, and high cost, so they will do it through regulations. Anyone that falls for their lies about helping the industry, is a fool.
Want to help the US Beef industry, then put the foreign beef on the same playing field.
You can bet I'm going to be asking those questions when I meet Mrs Houston of NCBA at the end of July. I'll be wearing a new R-CALF red cap that says, Make US Beef Great Again. Hopefully I won't cuss and get off subject again about COOL. The NCBA representatives are really good at deflecting the questions and talking in circles.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:59 pm
by Buck Randall
sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Will foreign beef require the same tagging, and tractability to be sold in US?
Are foreign producers BQA qualified?
Is COOL labeling required for all foreign beef?

Those are the questions I will be asking the cronies when they show up. Any one of the questions they answer yes to, I will apply to my herd, other wise not gonna happen.


It's all about control, they couldn't kill off the independent beef industry with low prices, and high cost, so they will do it through regulations. Anyone that falls for their lies about helping the industry, is a fool.
Want to help the US Beef industry, then put the foreign beef on the same playing field.
Why would you want foreign producers to get BQA certified or have traceability? It gives the American producer a leg up in the market. Put a big sticker on every product that says "HUMANE RAISED" or "SINGLE SOURCE" and people will pay a premium for it. This is not some inordinate burden or control measure. It's just a tag.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:11 pm
by wbvs58
sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Will foreign beef require the same tagging, and tractability to be sold in US?
Are foreign producers BQA qualified?
Is COOL labeling required for all foreign beef?

Those are the questions I will be asking the cronies when they show up. Any one of the questions they answer yes to, I will apply to my herd, other wise not gonna happen.


It's all about control, they couldn't kill off the independent beef industry with low prices, and high cost, so they will do it through regulations. Anyone that falls for their lies about helping the industry, is a fool.
Want to help the US Beef industry, then put the foreign beef on the same playing field.
Well Sim Australia has had EID for about 13 years now and has full traceability so looks the answer to your first question is YES so looks like you will be doing it.

Ken

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:35 pm
by Nesikep
We've had it for a long time too.. I don't like the $3 a tag idea.. has it helped our beef industry? I have a hard time believing that it's really made much difference other than a feel-good effect.. I once wanted to know where one of my calves went... Nope, can't do that, it's only reverse traceable, not forward traceable.. *rolleyes*

If you don't have the animal tagged when it gets to the sale barn, that's alright, they'll just charge you $10 a tag to put them in.

I really don't see why there's any debate about what frequency tags to use, why not use the ones everyone else is already using?

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:43 pm
by jehosofat
All about control. They'll be wanting to tag you very shortly.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:36 pm
by greybeard
Well right now, it isn't even officially required and probably not legal to ask any one human where they come from .."officially", (tho scotus is going to rule on it later this session,) but the govt wants to know where every US animal came from but not all foreign animals?

Level the playing field.

Re: EID tags will be required by 01/1/2021.

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:39 pm
by sim.-ang.king
wbvs58 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:11 pm
sim.-ang.king wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Will foreign beef require the same tagging, and tractability to be sold in US?
Are foreign producers BQA qualified?
Is COOL labeling required for all foreign beef?

Those are the questions I will be asking the cronies when they show up. Any one of the questions they answer yes to, I will apply to my herd, other wise not gonna happen.


It's all about control, they couldn't kill off the independent beef industry with low prices, and high cost, so they will do it through regulations. Anyone that falls for their lies about helping the industry, is a fool.
Want to help the US Beef industry, then put the foreign beef on the same playing field.
Well Sim Australia has had EID for about 13 years now and has full traceability so looks the answer to your first question is YES so looks like you will be doing it.

Ken
I knew the nanny state did already, but we get beef from more than just down under.
A level playing field is all I ask. Domestic or Abroad.