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R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. ! Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 15, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com 8 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part II of VIII-Part Series Billings, Mont. – As promised, R-CALF USA has launched an 8-day […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 14, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com R-CALF USA’s Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part I of VIII-Part Series Billings, Mont. – As promised, R-CALF USA today launches an 8-day […]

ADT ~~ ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY by alert@naisstinks.com 11-28-11 On February 5, 2010, USDA Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the opposition was so great, the ill-fated NAIS brain child of the US government was now ended.  The cost, complications, record keeping time, and potential enforcement fines made the whole thing stink to ranchers of […]

Rustling costs ranchers millions in poor economy By JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even with cattle theft rampant in much of the nation’s midsection, Oklahoma rancher Ryan Payne wasn’t worried about anyone messing with his cows and calves. By his estimation, his pasture is so far off the beaten path “you […]

As USDA turns to ear tags over brands, cattle ranchers fear end of tradition By Colleen O’Connor The Denver Post The future of the hot-iron brand, an icon of Western heritage, is at the center of a nearly decade-long battle over cattle identification and traceability. “It’s the latest hot lightning rod,” said John Reid, an […]

Western Rangers fight push to give up brands Craig and Mary K. Vejraska pose at their cattle ranch June 17, 2011, in Omak, Wash. They support the use of cattle brands in a new animal identification program. Photo: Shannon Dininny / AP OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Ranchers have long used brands to keep track of […]

Note: In this discourse the rancher’s point-of-view takes a look back from the dusty corral at a herd of people with their hands in the semen tank, who feel no pain. People are walking away with millions of cattlemen’s dollars while even select politicians and cattle people themselves condone this high-level heist! A robbery is […]

USDA and Corporate Agribusiness Continue to Push Animal ID Scheme Consumers and Independent Producers Lose if Big Ag Wins on Animal Traceability Source: The Cornucopia Institute, Mark Kastel – June 21, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to issue its new proposed rule for mandatory animal traceability very shortly. […]

Editor Comment:  Rumblings from US cattle producers over USDA removing branding, their time tested tool to prevent cattle rustling, has reached the businss ears at WALL STREET JOURNAL.  This article articulates the problem, yet straddles the fence of detail and fact.  First, the “inexpensive ear tag” mentioned costs from $7 to $26 per critter and […]