The Pennsylvania Center for Beef Excellence (CBE) soon will offer a statewide RFID animal identification program that enables consumers the ability to know more about the food they eat, how it is raised and where it comes from.
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, this program will give producers a competitive advantage in the market and establish the origin of the beef through the use of an effective animal identification system.
The voluntary driven statewide program that will equip cattle producers with the necessary components to deliver a product that can be traced back to the Pennsylvania farm of origination. Through certification and individual or group animal identification local producers will be able to provide beef products consumers trust.
This program should be available in January of 2013. RFID Tags will be available free of charge through CBE in the near future.