Browsing Posts tagged cattle

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 […]

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 […]

Note:Sec Vilsack knows that 16% of the US 2010 consumed beef was imported. He knows that for the last 21 years the USA has not produced enough beef to feed the nation. Why then, pray tell, does he think it is important to export beef to China, much of which has to be purchased outside […]

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 […]

A man has been charged with stealing $27,000 worth of Angus cattle from a farm in northern NSW, removing their tags and then selling them on. The 60-year-old allegedly stole the 27 head of cattle from a property in Gravesend in August this year. The cattle, with an estimated value of $1000 a head, were […]

WHY FARM PUBLICATIONS AND FARM BROADCASTERS WON’T TELL THE TRUTH By Derry Brownfield November 2, 2010 NewsWithViews.com As Ben Roberts so eloquently stated in his book, Past, Present, and How We Can Survive For The Future in the Beef Cattle Business, “Five generations of cattlemen have lived through repeated successions of boom and bust. The […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release                                      Contact: R-CALF USA Communications Coordinator Shae Dodson-Chambers Oct. 20, 2010                                                                                                        Phone: 406-672-8969; sdodson@r-calfusa.com R-CALF Applauds USDA Decision to Proceed with GIPSA Rule; Calls NCBA Attack on USDA Deceitful, Irresponsible Billings, Mont. – Today, U.S. Agriculture Vilsack reportedly declined the request by […]

“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 […]

Branding is still key form of identification By Candace Krebs La Junta Tribune-Democrat Posted Jun 20, 2010 @ 09:55 AM PUEBLO, Colo. — Scenes of brandings are one of the most iconic and enduring images of the ranching lifestyle. For centuries, brands have played a vital role in conveying title of ownership. Officials say this […]