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They want Mcool, but

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:24 am
by Big Muddy rancher
https://www.nationalbeefwire.com/r-calf ... ag-mandate

WE still use our brands and metal ear tags and tattoos for our own management purposes but to have an animal be a individual from all others in the USA it need to have a unique ID.
WE can ue the RFID reader and scale on out chute to track average daily gain on our feeders or figure the ave weight of cow herd or when we have enough weight for a load.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:10 am
by Angus 62
So in other words you are for a government mandated program that violates the constitution.

There are people using EID's to better market their cattle. Knock yourselves out. If it were to become a government mandated program that goes away.

As much as anything, MCool is about lying to consumers by labeling anything that shows up in this country as product of the USA.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:04 am
by Big Muddy rancher
I guess I am for a government mandated program that helps protect our herd from market loss from untraceable disease.
Have your borders closed when you are relying on exports for a portion of your trade and you will think a fire at Tysons is small potatoes.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:36 am
by redrobin
Angus 62 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:10 am
So in other words you are for a government mandated program that violates the constitution.

There are people using EID's to better market their cattle. Knock yourselves out. If it were to become a government mandated program that goes away.

As much as anything, MCool is about lying to consumers by labeling anything that shows up in this country as product of the USA.
we have a govt mandated usda shield.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
by Angus 62
Interesting article in The Cattle Business Weekly a couple of weeks ago entitled Austrlian beef imports continue to depress United States cull cow market. Huge trade deficits with Canada and Mexico. Tell me again how great exports are. Just like saying I made a million dollars last year. It only cost me two million to get there.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:50 pm
by jodywy
funny when in the grocery store and there bacon in the other ranchers basket... it what on sale , they didn't look at labels , the bacon a lot of times is a product of Canada ...

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:03 pm
by Angus 62
MCool for pork went away just as it did in beef. Just ask a pig farmer, but it is unlikely you can find one.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 pm
by Faster horses
Angus 62 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:03 pm
MCool for pork went away just as it did in beef. Just ask a pig farmer, but it is unlikely you can find one.
Where are we getting all this cheap pork? I can buy center cut pork chops for $1.99/lb.
I haven't heard any pork producers crying, we were just talking about this today.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 pm
by Traveler
I guess they don't call it "the other white meat" for nothing.

Re: They want Mcool, but

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:32 pm
by jodywy
Faster horses wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Angus 62 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:03 pm
MCool for pork went away just as it did in beef. Just ask a pig farmer, but it is unlikely you can find one.
Where are we getting all this cheap pork? I can buy center cut pork chops for $1.99/lb.
I haven't heard any pork producers crying, we were just talking about this today.
$1.49 for boneless loins