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Offline blkangus16

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Current Problems Facing the Cattle Industry
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:38:28 PM »
Hi, I am looking for opinions from commercial producers/ranchers/club calf breeders on come current issues that are facing you in your industry. I have found some old posts like this from six years ago but was just wondering if anything new has come up or changed? Thank you

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Re: Current Problems Facing the Cattle Industry
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 04:42:25 AM »
land rents that allow opportunity to make profit
good fencing
good water
cattle that can walk
inspection other than at large plants
mandatory defect testing of angus AI sires
recovery of expense of buying a carrier heifer for $100,000
genetic testing that allows accumulation of markers rather than just mating a score to a score
contemporary groups
encouraging diversity
pinkeye
tick resistance and markers to allow development and export to southeast asia
land use issues, runoff
400,000,000 cows in india
means of capture and use for methane
automation in slaughterhouses
foreign ownership of plants
lack of profitability of small plants
closure of sale yards
grass fires, (unutilized feed and stewardship)
lack of causal markers
small effect "genes"


etc

everyone is stupid except Obama.

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Re: Current Problems Facing the Cattle Industry
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 02:45:59 PM »
The brain drain.

CRP establishing unrealistic pasture, and even row crop, rents.

The near monopoly that controls the vast majority of the industry's product.

Subsidized crop insurance consuming land that would/should be producing forage.

Regulations preventing producers from easily marketing product directly to their consumers.

 

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