Now that COOL is underway the Canadian beef industry is once again under American trade attack. with JBS Swift in Greeley announcing that they will no longer accept Canadian cattle and Pasco down to twice a week the flow of Canadian fat cattle headed south has been impeded. With the US election looking like a Democrat win we may not have relief from this ridiculous legislation anytime soon. I have had several industry participants say that they fear we are headed back into the economic reality of BSE. Last week at the local ABP meeting a resolution was passed to eliminate imports of American beef as retaliation. Also passed was a motion to encourage the Canadian government to file grievances under NAFTA and WTO. For more information on the early affects of COOL, check out the two links below.
If you're on social media, chances are you've seen posts from Dickson Delorme, aka Quick Dick McDick (QDM). His YouTube videos cover his daily life on a grain and cattle farm, while bringing some humour and normality to some of the tougher topics out there. For this Friday edition of RealAg LIVE!, guest host Lyndsey…Read more »