Beef Market Update - Why is the US Cow Herd Growing Faster Than in Canada?


Fast times are upon us in the North American beef industry.  Feed is cheap, calves are in short supply, and credit is a hot commodity.  Today Anne Wasko and Shaun focus on the calf market.  In particular the rate at which Canadian ranchers are not retaining heifers.  As Anne will share with you, the US producer has begun to rebuild the herd.  The Canadian producer is still harvesting the beauty cow slaughter prices that put a nice piece of jingle in his or her pocket.

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So why the difference?  Will this gap close in the next five years?  Based on this short calf supply is there anything that can bring calf prices lower in the near term?

This is one jam-packed episode of Beef Market Update fun.   Don’t forget to send your feedback or questions for future episodes to Shaun on twitter by email ([email protected]) or in the comment box below.  Enjoy!!!!

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