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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 22, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   8 Days (Now 10) of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part IX of X-Part Series Billings, Mont. – To minimize the […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America   “Fighting for the U.S. ! Cattle Producer”   For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 21, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   8 Days (Now 10) of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part VIII of X-Part Series Billings, Mont. – To minimize the […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) started a no-win war for the USDA. On February 5, 2010, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that NAIS was flawed and would be terminated, never to return. Now, and even when it was announced as dead, a new-name, Animal Disease Traceability Program is full […]

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. […]