Manhattan, KS — A public hearing will be conducted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to consider the adoption of an administrative regulation that pertains to the cost of official calfhood vaccination tags. Due to public health concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing proceedings will be conducted virtually via a video conferencing system to provide the opportunity for virtual participation online.

Calfhood vaccination tags provide a voluntary method for cattle producers to indicate that a heifer has been vaccinated for brucellosis by an accredited veterinarian. KDA is proposing adoption of K.A.R. 9-2-36, which will allow the Animal Health Commissioner to recoup costs for vaccination tags including processing, shipping and handling expenses.

A copy of the proposed regulation, as well as an expanded notice of public hearing, may be accessed on the KDA website at Anyone desiring to participate via video conference must pre-register to be provided with a video link. Written comments can be submitted on the public comment web page prior to the hearing or sent to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS, 66502.

Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request a copy of the regulations in an accessible format. Persons who require special accommodations must make their needs known at least two working days prior to the hearing. For more information, including special accommodations or a copy of the regulations, please contact Ronda Hutton at 785-564-6715 or


WHAT:          Public hearing on a proposed animal health regulation

WHEN:          10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

WHERE:       Virtual: via video conferencing system

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Animal Health Regulation.pdf