Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota cattlemen band together, raise funds

Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota cattlemen band together, raise funds

Spooner Advocate

Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota auction yards, along with cattle producers and main-street businesses, helped raise funds for R-CALF USA at recent rollover calf sale auction. R-CALF USA is a national membership organization, which represents independent cattle producers on issues that directly impact the U.S. cattle industry.

The funds will go toward R-CALF USA’s litigation against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) OTM (over-30-month) Rule to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canada into the U.S. cattle herd.

On behalf of U.S. cattle producers, R-CALF USA also is working to get Congress to include in the 2007 Farm Bill a prohibition on packer ownership of livestock for more than 14 days, mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) enforcement by Sept. 30, 2008, and other issues important to U.S. cattle producers.

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