"It's totally ridiculous," said Joaquin Contente, who oversees 1,700 Holsteins on his Hanford, Calif., dairy farm. Contente said existing regulations in California and other states meant his cows and their movements were well-documented.
"We already have a good paper trail. It will be more of a burden for the small-to-average producer," said Contente, who worries about the expense for an average-size farm like his. [emphasis added]
Monday, January 14, 2008
And Everything Is Different in California
From a big LA Times piece dissing the animal identification proposal of USDA, comes this tidbit: