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Darol Dickinson,

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EYE WITNESS REPORT October 29, Sugar Creek, Ohio ANIMAL DISEASE TRACEABILITY final USDA rules for livestock moving interstate.

Yoder, Apple Creek, Ohio, on the left. Veterinarians, state staff and ranchers were in attendance.

The Ohio State Veterinarian, Tony M. Forshey, officiated an ADT rule — cattle requirements overview meeting with producers on Oct 29. This was one of about a dozen in Ohio and similar to a few cow-smiling-e1270815298540hundred held in most states.

My appreciation of Dr. Forshey was increased as I watched him carefully articulate the maze of complicated and difficult federal rules for state veterinarians and animal producers. The tight rope he had to walk being forced to enforce federal rules and yet having “state rights” to tweak certain parts of the rule making process — his assistant called it “ability to relax” federal ADT rules.

If the Affordable Care Act is confusing, the facial expressions of Ohio farmers attending told the story. One major veal producer, RC Farms, said “I am not going to do it!” No reply was offered by Dr. Forshey as to the enforcements, fines or penalties for future non-compliance. (I sensed he did not want to go there in this crowd.)

New ADT changes and procedures defined include:

~ There are federal rules of ADT that are enforced federally and there are ways a state veterinarian can increase enforcements or “relax” these rules. Although the feds have a solid rule process, states can and may or may not relax or add to these rules. The state veterinarian has that authority. More

Austrailia: Banks to use NLIS to spy on cattle producers

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Memo: Many of you joined together to oppose the USDA’s NAIS ploy. Prior to our USA battle with the federales the Australians  were fighting the same battle, but they lost the war bigger and faster than the US sisters.  The Australian government has always been the “view into the future” for us.  Their NAIS is NLIS – National Livestock Identification Scheme.  With hearings and political battles USDA realized that over 90% of livestock owners refused to sign up for NAIS so they threw up their hands and said — we give up — NAIS is dead, ended, over.  Yet, as most expected, it raised an ugly finger in the air and now we  have ADT.  ADT is following the same path as NAIS and NLIS, but  slower, one state at a time.  Texas, of all states is leading  the charge in animal ID compliances, testing, and enforcements.      

The fight is still on. Our unfriendly-bureaucratic-predator government is adding the control rules one at a time, one state  at a time — hammering away toward NAIS.  It now is still federal, working under the radar as quasi state rules.

Notice the Australian cattlemen’s plea (article below) to be free again from the ignorance of NLIS.  Once in the  government’s claws, seldom do they release the prey. Darol

NOTE:
NAIS:.. National Animal Identification System…U.S.

ADT:…Animal Disease Traceability

NLIS:.. National Livestock Identification Scheme… Austrailia

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ABA Press Release

Banks to use NLIS to spy on cattle producers – ABA calls on Minister Joyce to intervene.

Meat and Livestock Australia has admitted it has commissioned consultants to develop a system that allows financial institutions to automatically access producers’, lot feeders’ and processors’ NLIS accounts to monitor livestock transactions.

The admission was made to former Australian Beef Association Director, John Carter.

It would seem MLA/NLIS is seeking to develop a user-pay system that automatically notifies a financial institution when stock are moved onto or off an NLIS Account/PIC – for purchase, sale or slaughter. Prospective users of the service are banks, stock and station agencies and any other party, such as an investor, prepared to pay for the service.

“This is an outrageous abuse of trust by MLA,” Australian Beef Association Director Brad Bellinger said.

“NLIS was imposed on cattle producers on the understanding it was needed for market access and bio-security. More

TS Radio – Darol Dickinson on the Beef Industry

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Who Cares About Animal Care?

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By Darol Dickinson

Normal Ohio livestock owners bale hay, stack it near feed areas and plan to maintain cattle in a healthy condition prior to a major storm.  Cattle hides are 10 times thicker than human skin. That is the way the Lord made cattle. More

NAIS is useless for source verification

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www.texaslonghorn.com

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by Darol Dickinson

When a critter is over 30 months of age the USDA has made a rule that the processing procedure can not saw the carcass down the middle.  Slaughter must do two cuts on each side of the spinal column and not compromise the meat with the possible material from the spinal column.  Supposedly if there is a contaminated BSE carcass it could affect the meat. These animals only get BSE after 30 months of age.  On a fed steer we lose the T bone cut because the bone is lost in the cut. 

That is the reason for source verification, to prove the animal is under 30 months.  More

Rural Tour by USDA: Meetings stuffed with employees of USDA

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PPJG Original article    Posted 10:35 pm EST

By Marti Oakley  © 2009

dontbotherme_sCzar Tom Vilsack has been conducting what Obama likes to call [Rural Tours].  The obvious intent of this tour is to make it appear that farmers and ranchers are appearing by the hundreds to support the [Rural broad band] and other funding efforts to prevent the rural industries from dropping dead.  NAIS, a program that was so thoroughly rejected by farmers and ranchers during the listening sessions was not supposed to be on the agenda.

One such recent meeting occurred in Zanesville, Ohio on August 31, 2009 at the Muskingum County Welcome Center, and, although Mansfield News Journal.com reported an attendance of hundreds, they failed to mention that all but about forty of those in attendance were USDA employees.  Those employees had been selected to attend through a raffle of sorts when their respective departments were sent a memo instructing them to send one out of every three employees to the meeting; and to fill the place up.  This was to make it appear to a casual observer that the farm and ranching community was present and being heard, and also that the crowd was controlled and mannerly.  The Czar apparently believed he had his audience plants in place and would have full control of the dialogue.

A quick trip through the parking lot found that nearly every vehicle there bore government free license identification. More

NAIS ~~~~~RED MAN SCALPED AGAIN

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by Darol Dickinson – 9-23-09

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Scalping the American Indian is not a new thing for the Federal Government. At certain points of history it appeared somewhat like a game to play soldiers and Indians, to test if repeating rifles compared favorably with wooden bows and arrows. The most recent game is the bribery of tribes for NAIS conquest.

Sec. Vilsack says NAIS is $170 million to date

On August 31, Secretary Vilsack stated that “…..the USDA has spent $170,000,000 to promote the NAIS program.” Although it has been the “shining program on a hill” for USDA, it has met with dismal disaster and disgust to 95% of livestock producers. More

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