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Memo ~~ USDA knows 18% of the beef consumed in the USA was imported in 2011 because the nation does not produce enough product to feed it’s people, yet more costly rulemaking is assessed upon producers by bureaucrats. This document is vague and impossible to determine the teeth, however, be assured, the devil is in […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Since a new framework for animal disease traceability was introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year, cattle raisers have been up in arms for fear that the centuries-old hot-iron branding methods may be on the way out. Instead, the USDA wants every cow to have a unique numerical ID, […]

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 […]