Les- And why do you think all these business's are buying associate memberships and donating funds to R-CALF's legal fund? Could it be that since the border closure and the absence of all the Canadian imported cattle that they have seen their local economies thrive like they haven't in years :) ....[/quote said:
Why not tell them the whole truth. The prices you are receiving are the result of a cyclical reduction in DOMESTIC cattle slaughter and beef production whcih is consistent with previous initail periods of domestic herd expansion. This cycle occurs approximately every 25 years or ahve you forgotten? It is not the result of the Canadian boarder closure as you and R-Calf claim. Would you care to debate the REAL FACTS with me as opposed to your fictitious belief regarding the primary reason for the higehr prices being recieved by domestic producers? Have a great day and a safe weekend.
Agman-You'll have a tough time convincing many ranchers that are seeing everyday new RECORD PRICES -- that have been holding steady now for a couple years...Or the banker thats getting his notes paid, the car dealer that can't get pickups in fast enough, the implement dealer thats selling more new tractors than they have in the last 20 years, etc. etc.....The timing may be just coincidence- but the longer the border stays closed and prices stay up more people are reallizing the negative impact the Canadian cattle imports had........
I thought you said before you didn't believe in these cattle cycle theories--I've never heard of the 25 year one-- Harlan and the boys are always spouting the 7 year or 10 year cycles....Whats this 25 year (twice in a lifetime?) one?