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Cattle herds not expanding even with high prices

Written By: Eric Anderson, Jul 09, 2015

CNS is reporting that "Expansion efforts in Canada’s cattle sector are likely taking a breather right now, as a lack of rain in Alberta and Saskatchewan creates challenges for ranchers trying to feed their animals."

Also, "If rain doesn’t come soon, she said, yearling cattle could also be going on feed in July, instead of August and September."

According to numbers from Canfax, Canadian cattle inventories on Jan. 1, 2015 were down 2.5 per cent on the year at 11.9 million head, the smallest such level since 1993.

In contrast, the U.S. cattle herd has been on the upswing, with inventories rising 1.4 per cent to 89.8 million head during that same time frame.

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