Dry Canada weather may take us a stampede of cattle across the border

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    Scorched pastures and crops in Western Canada are driving cattle-feeding costs as well as farmers and analysts expect that changes to the economy to stop the recent crush of us rednecks taking over the border.
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Scorched pastures and crops in Western Canada are driving cattle-feeding costs as well as farmers and analysts expect that changes to the economy to stop the recent crush of us rednecks taking over the border.

Canada 65,035 imported cattle from the United States from January to June, almost two times faster than the previous year when the import of American cattle were on the highest level in 16 years, according to statistics Canada. Most were of young cattle to be fattened in feedlots.

But dry canadian terms, that “Gazprom” for the supply of hay, which makes it cheaper to fatten cattle in the United States. The drop-off in the supply of canadian cattle may increase problems for feedlots and packers in Canada, where a herd in the country fell steadily.

Canadian government data on import of cattle lags about two months, therefore reducing the supply in the United States can be declared until late autumn.

Rainfall in the last two months fell below the normal for the canadian prairies, from southern Alberta gather at least 40 percent of the average amount, according to the Federal Department of agriculture.

With limited stocks of feed grain in Western Canada, and a large U.S. corn crop in its path, it soon will have more meaning for fattening cattle in the U.S., said Rick Paskal, the President of van Raay farms Pascal in the southern part of the province of Alberta.


The cattle were at the Bell L ranch near Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. Photo: Reuters/Todd King/file photo

“There are tales of the old farmer’s that You don’t haul cattle feed you livestock to feed. It’s going to be hard to keep these beasts in Canada.”

Charlie Christie, which takes place in 400-cow ranch and in the paddock near Trochu, Alberta, said he expects dry conditions to curb the number of cattle being moved to Canada, and cause more canadian calves to be shipped to US.

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The early surge of canadian calves are sold to feedlots this fall, as farmers limit the impact of rising feed prices, can leave enough supplies for now, said Brian Perillat, a senior analyst at Canfax, firms market research. Some farmers also cull herds more than normal to put this year more cattle on the market.

But in the long run, the decline in canadian herds raises questions about how to compete with the rapid expansion of the United States, said Perillat.

Canada, the sixth largest exporter of beef, was the 11th head of beef cattle as of July 1, the number of deaths for the 13th consecutive year, according to statistics Canada. But Canada probably slaughter most cattle in eight years in 2018, said Perillat, as large quantities of U.S. imports work in the supply chain.

The new plant, harmony beef, opened last year in Alberta, while OOO Cargill and jbs USA work in large enterprises.

Montana and Wyoming feedlots face the same high feed costs due to dry weather, like in Canada, so more cattle can end up further South in Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, said John Ginzel, an analyst at Linn Group in Chicago.

The cattle herd in the U.S. this year will be nearly 133 million head, the highest level over the past 10 years, according to the Ministry of agriculture (MOA) of the United States.

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