Taking Stock of Hay and Feed Markets Heading into 2016

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J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada, in conversation with RealAgriculture’s Debra Murphy at the 2015 Canadian Forage and Grasslands Association Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (before mCOOL was repealed). 2015 saw some pretty incredible market pressures in the livestock sector, amidst overarching trade stories with the ongoing battle over country-of-origin labeling and the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. But what’s ahead for livestock markets looking into 2016? And what will it mean for hay and feed demand, both at home and internationally? Well, if you’re a cow/calf operator, you’ll still be expected to turn a better-than-average profit, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm…

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