Browsing Posts tagged traceability

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America   “Fighting for the U.S. ! Cattle Producer”   For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 23, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   10 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part X of X-Part Series Billings, Mont. – Today’s news release is 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 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 […]

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America   “Fighting for the U.S. ! Cattle Producer”   For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard December 20, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   8 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part VII 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 18, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com   8 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part V 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 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]