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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 […]

ABA Chairman Brad Bellinger said today, “I am most concerned over recent trade data that shows that the USA without a National Livestock Identification Systems (NLIS) is gaining market share in both Japan and the EU compared to the beef exports for Australia.” Mr Bellinger continued, “The volume of US beef being sent to Japan […]

Well, enforcement is always the next step with government regulation.  Here is an article from Australia: Crackdown begins on saleyard compliance 12 Apr, 2011 09:14 AM A STATEWIDE operation targeting sheep and goat sales is being launched this week to crackdown on identification and tracing compliance, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) Director Agricultural […]

USDA wanting to end Fire Branding as means of ID We should have known this would happen! Now USDA is planning to de list the hot-iron brand from the list of “official animal identification devices.” As all cattle producers know, the hot iron ID and holding brand system is the basis of historic permanent ID. […]

Editor’s Note: Abu Dhabi, the center of the United Arab Emirates, like all other countries is drinking the koolaid about animal ID from the World Ogranisation of Animal Health (OIE). They are told to ID every animal or they can not export — else all livestock value will be ended. Abu Dhabi, unlike the USA […]

Note: This interview with attorney Judith McGeary by Alex Jones was aired just before the HR2751 hit the fan. The concern is real. The interview is an educational necessity. All who want and respect clean farm raised food — listen up!! Killing Off the Small Farm: Alex Jones Talks with Judith McGeary 1/3 Alex also […]

The Hidden Agenda of the Tester-Hagan Amendment: Hint, It Has to Do with NAIS (Remember That?) Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12:53PM The Tester-Hagan Amendment was supposed to be the savior of S510, giving smaller producers an exemption from the worst requirements of the so-called food safety legislation. Now, it turns out, the amendment may be […]