Prairie cattle ranchers face food and water shortage as winter approaches

The consequences of last summer’s meteoric drought are being felt on farms and ranches across the Prairies, where some ranchers are heading into a long, cold winter with dangerously low food and water supplies. At his ranch near Nanton, in southern Alberta, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Bob Lowe said he was lucky for the late […]

Nebraska ranchers have plan to tackle Big Beef and restore local economy

Plans to disrupt the Nebraska beef industry began in Hanoi, Vietnam. Breeder Rusty Kemp was on a business trip in 2019 with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. He was complaining about the meat industry when he remembers the governor turning to him and saying: Well, let’s see how to fix this problem. Get after that. Kemp […]

Lean Pork Futures on the Launch Pad … Again

If you’ve been following my monthly articles, you might remember the spacecraft launch I predicted last January and February. Indeed, pork prices were significantly higher at the start of the summer. But, the strength of the spot pork market suddenly ran out of gasoline in mid-June. This development coincided with a decision to satisfy a […]

Packers win fall race | The western producer

The price impact of this year’s drought on Canadian ranchers is starting to be felt as western Canadian cattle begin their journey off the rangelands and into markets. For Alberta Beef Producer President Melanie Wowk, this year’s fall run will see more cows heading to market than usual due to the drought. “I can tell […]

High livestock prices threaten the sustainability of Indonesian feedlots

The head of the Indonesian Beef Cattle Industry Association has expressed fears that if there is not an imminent correction in the high price of Australian feeder cattle, the viability of an important partnership commercial operation for 30 years would be in danger. Australian cattle fed in Indonesia. Pak Didiek Purwanto, chairman of Gapusfindo, told […]