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Moose Jaw Plant Closure Predicted By Smart Cattle Guy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now if XL had not been allowed to buy Lakeside, and another buyer had been found, would Moose Jaw have closed anyway? Regular readers of this column will know I wasn’t too enthused about the sale of Lakeside Packers to XL Beef. The Competition Bureau decided that Canadian farmers would be well enough served by […] Read more

Why Support Farmers Who Don’t Need It?

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Barack Obama is creating a bit of a stir in agriculture circles. For one thing, he has indicated he’ll bring in a ban on meat packers owning cattle. This has been a long-time on the wish list of American ranchers, who believe that when packers own cattle, they are able to manipulate livestock prices […] Read more

Government bailouts bypass livestock producers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now the party we vote for is in power, and we still get nothing because they expect we will always vote for them. Cattle and hog producers watching the growing list of industries slated for infusions of cash by the Canadian government must be wondering what they have to do to convince politicians their industry’s […] Read more