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Nebraska Cattlemen not seeking end to brand inspection

The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) has corrected a widely-reported story that NC is considering asking for legislation ending state brand inspection. The story first appeared in the Lincoln, NE, Journal-Star, then was picked up and distributed nationally by the Associated Press.

However, in a Jan. 3 e-mail to NC leadership and provided to LMA, NC Executive Director Michael Kelsey said the NC Brand and Property Rights Committee did pass a resolution to eliminate brand inspection; but at an NC meeting in early December, “the membership did not pass the resolution.” Instead, the staff was directed “to solicit more information and educate cattle producers about the issue.”

In an editorial column appearing in the Dec. 31 Journal-Star, NC Director of Communications Paige Bek said the association “plans to hold meetings across the state for cattle farmers and ranchers to discuss brand inspection…(m)embership did charge (NC) to come to a resolution of this issue by the 2011 convention.”

The Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) has corrected a widely-reported story that NC is considering asking for legislation ending state brand inspection. The story first appeared in the Lincoln, NE, Journal-Star, then was picked up and distributed nationally by the Associated Press.

However, in a Jan. 3 e-mail to NC leadership and provided to LMA, NC Executive Director Michael Kelsey said the NC Brand and Property Rights Committee did pass a resolution to eliminate brand inspection; but at an NC meeting in early December, “the membership did not pass the resolution.” Instead, the staff was directed “to solicit more information and educate cattle producers about the issue.”

In an editorial column appearing in the Dec. 31 Journal-Star, NC Director of Communications Paige Bek said the association “plans to hold meetings across the state for cattle farmers and ranchers to discuss brand inspection…(m)embership did charge (NC) to come to a resolution of this issue by the 2011 convention.”

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