"Get in the freaking ark!"

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"Get in the freaking ark!"

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Post by Big Muddy rancher » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:11 pm

Can't argue with her logic
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Post by Traveler » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:34 pm

Soooo......packers investment in fake meat of different levels.....and being on the same team with them with a minimum of fuss is a good thing. One big happy ark. Group hug. If only they'd work on their fire suppression.

Is OCM/HSUS really joined at the hip? I don't know but I have extreme doubts that it's anything like some make it out to be.....obviously don't want them on the ark.

Is the National Wildlife Federation on the ark? I'm sure that NCBA partner is really pulling for us.

It's been reported that there is a large culling going on in Australia right now, with the main destination being the US...which is doing a lot to depress our cull market. Of course if the end result is burger that tastes like a crappy "all natural" burger from Hardees is the end result....consumers will just think it's from US cattle. Very clever. Thank goodness we don't have COOL.

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Post by Big Muddy rancher » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:34 pm

I don't think the packers are our friends but we work together so it should be the government oversight to ensure open completive markets, did we as cattlemen think we were getting the leg up on our competition by contracting cattle. Where did that get us.
Should the USDA inspection system treat all meat with the same regard for safety?
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Post by Traveler » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:25 pm

I'm thinking there are problems with the USDA inspection system. We all remember well the JBS scandal. Are the meats coming into this country sufficiently inspected or just hit or miss, and stamped, considering there is evidence of shortcomings just inspecting what's domestically raised. Pushback against disclosure seems suspect as hell. As far as the the adversity to competitive market, yes, some change in oversight is needed.



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Also disappointing that those entrusted with our checkoff dollars haven't done something more (if at all) significant and recognizable to our targeted consumers about the whole "impossible" scenario. Some interesting things written that producers will read, but that's not what's most important.

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Post by Angus 62 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:49 am

Saw an article several weeks ago in The Cattle Business Weekly that quoted Jim Robb who is the senior agricultural economist for the Livestock Marketing Information Center. He stated that Australian imports were the main reason cull cow prices are so depressed. Here I thought imports didn't really matter. Go try to borrow money against your cow herd and find out how much they are really worth with 50 cent slaughter cows.

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Post by Big Muddy rancher » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:30 am

https://www.mla.com.au/globalassets/mla ... ummary.pdf

If I am reading it right the Australian exports are up 3% year over year ending in August but August was down 10%.

What is the dairy cow kill doing?
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Re: "Get in the freaking ark!"

Post by Traveler » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:47 am

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