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“So when you are told by the Meat and Livestock Association that our NLIS system is wonderful, or there is full traceability, they are not telling the truth.” “We have alerted the Government to the situation but they argue the system is still being bedded down. In actual fact the percentage loss of traceability of […]

By Tamrah Jo Ortiz Thanks to my good friends on Facebook, I was alerted that the ugly head of the government is once again poking its’ large and obnoxious nose into places it doesn’t belong. Yes, I realize this is a inflammatory statement, hence, my writing here, instead of posting this as a comment at […]

An electronic animal ID system has been the passion of USDA for over 18 years. Recently, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that hot iron branding was an acceptable form of future animal ID. History completely agrees with the secretary’s findings. Branding History The western cowboy did not invent hot iron branding. The documented history […]

Editorial comment: Private livestock ID is a must for every producer of large numbers, for all types of data needed to be professional. A system that allows the owner private access to all data is totally different than the ill-fated NAIS program where the government held private access to all producer’s data. Although there is […]

05-24-2010 6:40 pm – Derry Brownfield The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says it plans to drop the program called the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). I’ve been studying the antics of Washington bureaucrats for 50 years and I know this is just another ploy to give farmers and ranchers a feeling of security, […]

By: Doreen Hannes Bio Doreen Hannes is the Director of Research for the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA) and is dedicated to weeding through the lies, half truths, and mis- and disinformation to help people to understand the methods and propaganda being used to manipulate us….and to dig for the truth. As -civil-ization […]

The PPJ Gazette Wisconsin: Establishing a legal objection to unlawful mandatory Premises registration April 19, 2010 by Paul Griepentrog by: Paul Griepentrog (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED __________________________________ Testimony to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture regarding AB 279 Voluntary Premises Registration Whereas this committee has deemed it prudent to hold hearing on this issue at […]

Editor’s Note: Past Sec. of Agriculture, now Senator Mike Johanns was the chief NAIS enforcer fighting for a mandatory NAIS just a couple years ago. He was charged with cutting the first deals with Farm Bureau, the Holstein Assn USA Inc, National Pork Producers Council, Indian tribes, the American Angus Assn and every state department […]

Note: Facts, the application for the grant money to operate the program requires that Wisconsin abide by the terms set forth under the Federal Register. In which the participation must be voluntary and a producer can op-out. The state has breached their contract and are subject to Federal Administrative Relief which may result in repayment […]

Animal ID, Another View James Clement, DVM Comments By James Clement, DVM, Cow-Calf Research & Consulting, regarding the Ron DeHaven / AVMA News Release on Animal ID 3/9/2010 Dr. Ron DeHaven, Executive Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in a recent press release and AVMA TV video presentation criticizes USDA for including […]