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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 15, 2011                                                                                          Phone: 406-252-2516; r-calfusa@r-calfusa.com 8 Days of Opposition to USDA’s Proposed Mandatory Animal Identification Rule:  Part II of VIII-Part Series Billings, Mont. – As promised, R-CALF USA has launched an 8-day […]

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 […]

ADT ~~ ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY by alert@naisstinks.com 11-28-11 On February 5, 2010, USDA Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the opposition was so great, the ill-fated NAIS brain child of the US government was now ended.  The cost, complications, record keeping time, and potential enforcement fines made the whole thing stink to ranchers of […]

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 […]

Are the raw milk raids to distract from something far more deadly to farming? Posted on August 17, 2011 by geobear7| 11 Comments By William Davis (Food Freedom) People have been saying that the FDA goofed because their attacks on Rawesome and California’s cease and desist orders for goat herders have galvanized public attention to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]