Beef Market Update – The Impact of External Forces on the Cattle Market – Anne Dunford

In this weeks episode, Anne Dunford discusses the impact that external forces are having on the North American Cattle market. It is becoming very clear that the markets like to respond to any news it can causing unnecessary prices moves which results in uncontrollable risk. Many times these external forces are reality but sometimes they are more of a weak association. The perception of risk can have even more affect on the beef markets than we believe should be possible. Currently one of the best examples of this is the economic threats in Greece and Hungary. Canada exports very little meat to the EU and yet it’s potential economic collapse is causing the live cattle futures to get skittish about demand, when the actual numbers are not showing that in reality.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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