The Nebraska Cattlemen Board of Directors met June 19 to review the proposed interim polices created by Nebraska Cattlemen members at the mid year meeting June 8 in Atkinson.
Of the six member-based NC committees, three passed resolutions that were considered by the board, said Nebraska Cattlemen President Jim Ramm.
“Once the Board of Directors approves the resolutions they are then forwarded on to the Nebraska Cattlemen annual meeting as interim policy. where members will then be able to consider and discuss each in-depth”, Ramm said.
The following are brief overviews of resolutions that the Board approved as interim policy.
Cattle and beef producers need access to antimicrobials in a timely manner to maintain healthy animals and prevent diseases. Nebraska Cattlemen support judicious us of antimicrobials by cattle producers and supports risk assessments, government approval procedure, and guidance rules that are based upon peer reviewed sound science from the appropriate species.
Nebraska Brand Inspection Laws and Fees
Due to needed updates in brand inspection laws, Nebraska Cattlemen will seek legislation that will update and better reflect the current industry as well as resetting fees to keep the inspection system viable.
Environmental Protection Agency Aerial Surveillance
Nebraska Cattlemen asks for the immediate cease of aerial surveillance being conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the blatant violation of private property rights of businesses, residents and adjoining businesses and residents.
Futures Commission Merchants Insurance
Due to the effects of the bankruptcy of CME clearing member MF Global, Nebraska Cattlemen urges the development of an insurance program for Futures Commission Merchants (FCM’s) that would protect the value of excess customer funds on deposit in futures margin accounts.
Due to an inconsistence in rules regarding Trichomoniasis, Nebraska Cattlemen will work with APHIS in their current authority to develop a program for interstate movement relative to Trichomoniasis.