Would you not want to protect your markets if the shoe was on the other foot
I would want to protect but not at the cost of destroying the consumer confidence as I know with out it we won't selling our beef either. How stupid is it to destroy something that is the really reason for you high prices the DEMAND for your product.
Who's Native born cow cost us our export market.It doesnt matter what happened to the product after the fact if we would never have imported that cow to begin with this would'nt be a problem.
You can THANK the hundred years of cattle trade for the Canadian cattle that now make their homes in the US You seem to think it was all the Canadians fault these animals were in the US how about the willing buyer or did we go down to the US and force our cattle on you.
And the statement it didn't matter what happen to the product after the fact. Do you think it doesn't matter to Japan that the US safeguard to stop her from getting into your FOOD chain failed? How do we know it won't fail again.
You know that the flood of cattle is coming down here as soon as the border is open why?
And NO we don't KNOW the FLOOD of cattle are comeing and the NCBA knows their not comeing and if you care to come and see you will see that Canada has increased their slaughter capacity over 20% in 2004 and some say by 2007 we could be self-sufficient in slaughter capacity. That is what the US Slaughter industry is fearing because if we are self-sufficient their will be no need for some of their plants that depended on our cattle.
Because of your greed you dont care what us importing your cattle will do to the ranchers bottom line so why should I care what happens to yours.
Talk about greed, in attempts to protect your bottom line R-CALF is willing to destroy the consumer confidence in all beef sold what do you think that will do to your bottom line. Maybe you better start careing about what is being said to protect your bottom line before you have no bottom line.
Dont give me the bull about the trucking if that border opens the trucks will be there.If you cant find them the packers and feedlots here will.
I thought we were forcing our cattle into the US market and now you are saying "If you cant find them the packers and feedlots here will" So it is not all the Canadians fault that these animals are down there. There is a WILLING buyer and they will find truck if needed to come get them. I see
All of the packing plants were built by large corporations they dont care what happens to you or me just who does it cheapest.
So why are you lashing out at Canadian rancher? Forget it I know the answer you need the packers even though you hate them but as long as they can play one off the other they win. so you figure by eliminating the competition they will have to deal with you. Well if R-CALF's strategy works you won't have to worry about the competition as there won't be any demand and the packers will close up and move to a country that R-CALF hasn't destroyed consumer confidence.
"I can compete with any low cost producer.But"
I dont believe your cattle to be of any better quality than mine I can compete with any low cost producer.But if keeping your cattle out keeps mine worth .5 cents more well thats $30.00 a calf but heres where the money is made butcher cows were worth around 30 cents prior now thier 60 cents thats $300 per 1000# now thats what were talking about the sooner under 30 month cattle are allowed the sooner over will begin coming in.
Can you really compete in an open market the BUT
make me wonder. :???:
You have no market value in your country so you chose to ship them here depressing ours but what the hell its still better than what you would have got at home
There you go again "you chose to ship them here depressing ours" wasn't it you that said that your packers and feedlot operators would find trucks for us if we couldn't find them in Canada. We have a market what you can't stand is that before the border closed that market demand was from your feedlots and packers. We weren't just giving the cattle to them they were out bidding the feedlot operators and packers here in Canada to get them. Isn't the really reason you don't want the border open is that you are scare if it is open they will be doing it again and you can't compete although you say you can.