Young Brothers’ livestock shipping changes raise concerns

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Hawaii County Councilman Tim Richards of Kohala testifies against Young Brothers' requested 34% rate increase before the state Public Utilities Commission in January at Hilo's Aupuni Center.

Proposed changes to livestock shipping procedures by interisland ocean shipper Young Brothers have some concerned that all but the largest ranchers might be priced out of the market.