Beef Market Update – The Impact of the Wet Weather on Ranchers and FeedYards – Anne Dunford

anne dunford june 23 2010

Not only does wet weather impact the grain and oilseed markets but it also has an impact on the livestock markets.  Feedyards and ranches are in the elements which means with cattle in the elements the impact of dry or wet weather is definitely a factor in the profitability of the producer.

Anne Dunford and I discuss the impact of this weather and how it may change the decision making of both ranchers and feedyards through the summer and into the fall.  For example, will people hold onto their grass cattle longer, will ranchers retain more heifers because there is ample grass, what have been the changes to cost of gain for feeders and will feeders have a highly competitive fall market for feeder cattle?  All this and more in this weeks edition of the Beef Market Update with Anne Dunford.

If you cannot see the video below, click here


Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


Tragedy strikes dairy farmers’ Canadian milk tour

An Ontario farm couple's cross-country tractor tour to show support for Canada's dairy sector has ended in tragedy on a highway northwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The tractor driven by Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, dairy farmers from Elmira, Ontario, collided with a semi on Highway 16 near Dalmeny on Monday at around 9 am. Bettina, 55,…Read more »


Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.