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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 16, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   8 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part III of VIII-Part Series Billings, Mont. – As promised, R-CALF USA has […]

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 […]

Small farmers and urban poultry owners alike are threatened by the USDA’s new proposal for animal identification. The agency has proposed a rule that imposes costs and paperwork burdens on farmers, ranchers, backyard poultry owners, sale barns, vets, and state agencies in order to track animals that cross state lines. The proposed rule is a […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America “Fighting for the U.S. Cattle Producer” For Immediate Release Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard August 9, 2011 Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com USDA Spurns U.S. Cattle Industry: Issues Overreaching, Intrusive Mandatory Animal Identification Rule Billings, Mont. — In direct defiance of fundamental recommendations to preserve branding as a means of official […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]