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The greatest words to fear: “I am from the government and I am here to help”. Big packers had it coming, but government run packing and the new revised MCOOL may not be so helpful. Will see.
We are now down to around 300k MT of ending stocks of barley in Canada. That is the equivalent amount of barley to feed 130,000 fat cattle. Not much room for error this harvest season. We have 1 million cattle on feed for reference. Not hard to see why barley is over $9/bu. Canadian cornfed I guess.
Every cow maintains 10 or more acres of grass that is sinking around 1-4 tons of carbon per acre daily. Hug a cow today, she’s the best tool for keeping grasslands healthy and carbon in the ground just like the buffalo used to.