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