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Published October 19, 2010, 08:37 AM

Proposed GIPSA rule pits producer against producer

WASHINGTON — The second- oldest sport in the history of the cattle business is beating up on the packer. I’m guessing the oldest sport involves a cowboy on a horse trying to rope a steer. No one likes the packer, which actually is strange when you think about it, because “the packer” is an absolutely necessary entity during “the process” of converting beef with the hide on it to beef without hide on it. Who likes to eat hide?

By: Gregg Doud,

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