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Postby katrina » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:05 am

Sell em..... A bird in hand is better than two in the bush.......

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:44 am

Aaron wrote:I agree with Oldtimer for the most part. Probably be steers across the board that take the biggest hit in the US. I too think they will drop $10-15, especially if producers free up the calves that were part of the set-aside program. Don't see a big change in heifer or cow prices, on either side of the border, coming. Since your in Montana, I would suggest you at least sell your steer calves if the US market is good right now.


The vast majority of calves put in the set aside were heifers.

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:47 am

S.S.A.P. wrote:
Oldtimer wrote:
Big Muddy rancher wrote: PS why would you shoot a cow unless she was a subject cancer eye or lump jaw when she would be worth a couple hundred dollars.

Oldtimer why don't you run up to Assinaboia some Wednesday and check out the sale.


Big Muddy- I should get up there sometime- but kind of tied to the place for a while...Daughter works out of town 4-5 days a week and I end up playing grandpa- don't think Canada is ready for my grandkids....

Something I was wondering- how many people are calling to have cows tested this last month? It wouldn't be worth $10,000 head if you were the one that had a cow tested that came back positive a week before the border was supposed to open...... Just makes you wonder....



"Something I was wondering- how many people are calling to have cows tested this last month? It wouldn't be worth $10,000 head if you were the one that had a cow tested that came back positive a week before the border was supposed to open...... Just makes you wonder...

This reasoning could also be applied to the USA .... regaining their Japanese market......... just makes you wonder


About as many as US producers have submitted over the past twelve months off farm/rances. Not many.

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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:50 am

Clarence wrote:Some time back Agman posted that if we do not re-gain the Japanese market, when the border opens we will experience a price drop of from $6.50 to $10 cwt. In about 2 weeks we most likely will find out if he is right. Even if the Japanese decide to take our beef it will be a long time before we can export there at the same level as we did before Dec. 2003.

One positive thing I see is that the last two BSE cows found in Canada has not done anything to hurt consumer confidence. If one was found in the US now it would have little effect either.




"If one was found in the US now it would have little effect either"

But R-CALF and LMA are trying to change that on behalf of the American rancher.

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Postby rancher » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:36 pm

While I am waiting for the drugs to work I was reading posts I missed.

"We tested 5 here too-ohh telll leo he can breath again the bull i bought from him tested negative."

My question is, of all the cattle in the world tested for BSE have any come back in bulls. Would be pretty hard to keep a steer that long, but just a thought. Maybe this is a women problem like PMS as it makes a mad women.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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Postby Shelly » Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:28 pm

How much of them drugs have you taken? They're clouding your judgement on what you post! Them's almost fightin' words!

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Postby mwj » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:10 pm

Oldtimer wrote:
CattleAnnie wrote:
Q. If you discovered one of your cows wobbling around in the pasture, how eager would you (as an American producer and seeing the impact that BSE positive cattle have made on the Canadian cattle industry) be to have that cow tested?

Q. Also, would you (not trying to imply anything untoward, but as a vote of confidence in the USDA BSE testing system) volunteer to send an additional sample from that same cow to an independant lab - say Great Britain.


CattleAnnie- I don't know for sure what I'd do- situation hasn't arose yet... I know there has been no push or program locally for testing anything on farm--I don't even know if they are lined up to take samples- I know I probably wouldn't if I had to pay the vet bill and the testing cost- just to have it probably come back rabies.....


I have no problem with USDA using a second lab for retesting positives- Anything that reduces the perception of impropriety.......



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Without the spin your answer is no and no, why didn't you just answer the question and get it over with. Why the devil does everyone think they have to spin,spin, spin :roll: People must be planing on going into polotics!


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