Alabama Auctioneer Wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Qualifier

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming auctioneers qualify for World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. Chuck Bradley, Rockford, Ala., was named Champion at the 2020 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Western Regional Qualifying Event. Crawford Livestock Market, LLC in Crawford, Neb., hosted the first of three WLAC qualifying events on Friday, Oct. 11. A total of …


Livestock Producer Comments Needed for Study on Payment Protection

Dan Cattle, Economy, Livestock

USDA is asking for those in the livestock industry to take part in a comment period regarding potential changes to priority in livestock dealer default situations. A question some are asking is, when a livestock dealer’s check bounces, should the farmer or rancher who raised the cattle be able to get them back? And while most people agree they should, …

Livestock Haulers’ Hours of Service Petition Comment Period Closes March 8

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

The public comment period closes March 8, 2019 for a joint petition requesting a temporary modification of hours of service (HOS) requirements for livestock, fish, and bee haulers. The petition was filed on Oct. 15 by the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association, and the …


Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Current rules limit drive time to …

LMA President Discusses SALE Act

Dan Cattle, Livestock

The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is applauding the introduction of the Securing All Livestock Equitably (SALE) Act, H.R. 4058, by Congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas. LMA President, Jerry Etheridge from Montgomery, Alabama, says the SALE Act would help provide sellers of livestock with payment protection during dealer payment defaults. LMA President Discusses SALE Act