Skip to comments.Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage
Posted on 07/30/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said.
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Guess its time to fill the freezer.
Plenty of beef available here in the rural areas.The city types are welcome to try grilled rat,I hear it tastes like chicken.
So that is why steaks have shot up to $12-$14 per pound.
Cases fully stocked at Restaurant Depot. Got 10lbs USDA Choice Angus 8” burgers for $33.00 on Friday.
The food requisition teams will get a 7.62 third eye for their trouble.
Hoarding herds, whoda think?
I just bought franks and ground beef.
Not cheap,, but neither are veggies and fruit.
People in the great Progressive cities need to eat less meat and more creatures that are endemic to cities such as cockroaches, rats, etc. which will reduce CO2 emissions and make the UN happy.
A friend of ours with a cattle auction barn says that cattle are so high it’s scary.
We have some cattle that we paid 42 hundred for 3 years ago, we sold the calves and made 46 hundred and had the cows left. As of now, we have their yearlings and the cows have new babies and he says we could get 25K for them.
I’d like to keep about 4 of the cows and sell the rest but I’m sure my husband won’t sell them.
I don’t see cattle population coming up for around 5 years the drought in the west has been going on too long.
Per capita beef consumption in the USA has been going down for decades. Beef and other meat exports are at record or near-record highs.
Processors that can’t make money should shut down.
And send work to China?
Not like the plant couldn’t change over to chicken. And the reason given had nothing to do with beef consumption.
A neighbor down the road had his fence cut and 5 cows stolen a few weeks ago.
Prices here are crazy high.
I wonder how is the Florida cattle situation. No drought down here.
No soap to that...er, no soup.
The farmers I know have transitioned from low-profit commercial cattle to high-profit direct sales. They’re all about selling direct to the consumer where the farmer gets a lot more per steer and the consumer gets quality meat from an animal they know was raised right.
OTOH, it’s sad because that plant was once owned by friends of my family.
The silver lining might be that there were a lot of illegals working there and they MIGHT self deport.
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