Are things getting desperate enough to co-operate yet?

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Are things getting desperate enough to co-operate yet?

Sep 10, 2019 | 09:34 1 I'm sharing this video on the meltdown in the beef sector in the US as it will affect Canada too. It's about beef but are you grain guys in any better shape with regard to bids on your grains/oilseeds?
Well worth a watch if you've got time on a wet day - it's not about Trump or the CWB - just about the need for farmers and ranchers to work together when times get desperate.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diNdoqPc-Uc Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 10, 2019 | 10:09 2 There are still people licking their lips at this current situation to take advantage of anyone who might have difficulty...it doesn't hit home until it happens to them and then there will be no neighbours left... Reply With Quote
    Sep 10, 2019 | 10:49 3 thats what needs to happen , but it won't until all our food is coming from china Reply With Quote
    Sep 10, 2019 | 11:05 4 This is what Peter Zeihan talked about. Canadian Ag in the current paradigm is not sustainable long term because of our cost structures, transport costs, social programs, carbon taxes and equalization transfers. There is no jurisdiction on the planet that has those headwinds against them. We either need a big change or the industry will die. Same problem the oil industry has.

    FF to the 3m mark for your answers.



    Last edited by jazz; Sep 10, 2019 at 11:26.
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  • Sep 10, 2019 | 11:38 5
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    ....Supply demand dynamics should be allowed to work.....
    If only. What just happened in the US was not supply/demand working it was blatant market manipulation to collapse cattle values. One packing house burnt down which caused all the packers to drop bids substantially on live cattle (because there wouldn't be capacity to handle the numbers) and at the same time they increased box beef prices substantially to retailers by telling them there was a shortage of beef due to the fire. Yet the weekly statistics prove clearly that cattle slaughter barely skipped a beat - there is no shortage of kill space to handle the numbers.

    Edit: I preferred your previous post as it at least made some sense. The video I posted, in case you didn't watch it, was about the melt down of the US cattle industry - so you propose Alberta becoming the 51st state as a solution? WTF??
    Last edited by grassfarmer; Sep 10, 2019 at 11:43. Reason: Original reply was removed
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    Sep 10, 2019 | 12:32 6 thats exactly what it is grass
    they're paying $3 for oats from the combine here now , since happy hour hasn't started
    oat acres , i think were up 15%, but wtf? the oat carry over is gone, gone, gone
    was never there to start with they just depend on "harvest happy hour" to **** us over Reply With Quote
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  • Sep 10, 2019 | 12:57 7 What's the space like on the prairies....after this rain? Reply With Quote
    farmaholic's Avatar Sep 10, 2019 | 12:59 8
    Quote Originally Posted by bucket View Post
    What's the space like on the prairies....after this rain?
    The trains are booked!
    The sales were made!
    Where's the grain?

    What's quality wheat worth? Reply With Quote
    Sep 10, 2019 | 13:04 9
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    The trains are booked!
    The sales were made!
    Where's the grain?

    What's quality wheat worth?
    $5.75 , big special on here for #1 , 14.5 px that we were to stupid to sell for $7 in march. probably gonna have a birthday Reply With Quote
    Sep 10, 2019 | 13:09 10
    Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
    Edit: I preferred your previous post as it at least made some sense. The video I posted, in case you didn't watch it, was about the melt down of the US cattle industry - so you propose Alberta becoming the 51st state as a solution? WTF??
    We have a meltdown in grain prices right here in western Canada. I cant do anything about American ag. They have way more support than we do. Reply With Quote
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