Buyer, is that a new situation in your area? How do those numbers of feeder cattle coming into the US from Mexico compare with five years ago? Ten years ago? Have the breeds changed any in that time? What are the numbers of seedstock going from USA into Mexico in the same time frame?
We know feedlot people who have fed thousands of them in the southwest, and we recall that there used to be many thousands of them brought into even some of the northern states and run on grass then sold to feeders all over the mid-west. I really wonder how the numbers today compare with that, though I realize the cattle may be more or less going right to the feedlots and bypassing the stocker operations the calves formerly went to in WY, SD, CO, NE, or other states.
MRJ No this is not a new situation here. But I do think it has picked up I can't give you any numbers. I do have a friend that might know he's on the beef board. I know one outfit that sold 4000 cows and are going to run Mexican feeders.
Bill, No the Mexican cattle I have looked at are not as good to mixed up yet. But they are buying better seed stock.