Ranchers–Cattleman Action Legal Fund

12:23pm

Mon December 31, 2012
Agriculture

After Public Outcry, USDA Maintains Hot-Iron Brand as Livestock ID Form

Under the new USDA rules, ear tags will be accepted in all 50 states. But states have the option of also accepting the hot-iron brand--something not included in original USDA rules.
Grace Hood KUNC

After a three year battle, a symbol of the American west—the cattle brand—will be preserved in new rules governing livestock identification.

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5:06pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Agriculture

Ranchers Weigh in, Criticize Proposed Cattle Identification Rules

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The comment period for proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules on Animal Disease Traceability will come to a close late tomorrow evening at 10 o’clock.

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6:00am

Wed August 10, 2011
Agriculture

Cattle Branding at Issue in New USDA Rule

Under a new proposed USDA rule to be published tomorrow, ear tags would be the primary form of identification for cattle transported across state lines.
Grace Hood

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a proposed rule later this week that would remove hot-iron cattle branding from the list of official livestock identification methods available to cattle producers. And that doesn’t sit well with some Colorado ranchers moving livestock across state lines.

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