Saturday, March 14, 2009

Time To Sell?

Here is a little blurb from Alan Nation. You can click here to read more at his blog. You can also use the links found to the right to go to the Stockman Grass farmer web site.

Dairy Cow Liquidation Increases

Tuesday, 03 March 2009
American dairymen aren’t waiting for a government bailout. They are taking matters into their own hands and are sending cows to the abattoir at a record pace. In the first two months of 2009, dairymen have culled 100,000 more dairy cows that during the same time last year. The meat analysts at Cattle-Fax expect dairy liquidations to continue at a high rate for several more months due to low milk prices and high hay prices. Luckily, this dairy liquidation is coming at a time when beef production is at a seasonal low. For 2009 as a whole, beef cow slaughter is expected to fall 300,000 head as viable alternatives to beef production have largely disappeared.

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