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Kansas pilot identification program tracks cattle

Feb 7, 2005
On any given day on the remote roads of Kansas, hundreds of tractor-trailers are hauling cattle across the state’s vast rangelands, headed for feedlots and slaughterhouses. And in an era of BSE and the threat of agroterrorism, federal agriculture regulators want to be able to locate within 48 hours—or sooner—the whereabouts of each of the nation’s 100 million-plus head of cattle. Enter a Kansas proposal that would combine GPS, cellular and radio...

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