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Reduce Animal Disease

Goal Leaders:

 Jacobs-young headshot Sarah Tomlinson, Associate Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services (VS) Strategy and Policy

Goal Statement: To effectively control the spread of animal diseases, USDA supports animal health professionals and other agency partners who use identification technology to quickly trace potentially diseased animals. By September 30, 2021, at least 55 percent of all USDA approved identification tags distributed for cattle will be electronic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags.

Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates