Rancher Jim Felton discusses the stranglehold that the packers have on the cattle industry. He feels that our industry must find a way to make the packers compete for cattle instead of just relying on formula cattle.
Jon Schaben, auctioneer and owner of Dunlap Livestock Auction located in Dunlap, IA, explains that cattle producers need a level playing field in order to survive. One way to accomplish this is by giving them the right to differentiate their product through MCOOL.
Adam Johnson, Rancher in Bennett Co., South Dakota, talks about the struggles our cattle industry is facing due to beef packer concentration.
Kenny Fox talks about the need to limit imports and implement MCOOL in order to restore our cattle markets. He also elaborates on packer concentration and the need for an immediate DOJ investigation.
Leo McDonnell of Columbus, MT discusses the importance of labeling our American beef. He also talks about the threat of vertical integration within the cattle industry.