Beef Market Update: Tight Supply Support, Consumer Buying Power and Rational Responses to BSE

While many ranchers and producers visibly cringed at the announced positive BSE case found in northern Alberta earlier this month, the cattle markets barely seemed to bat an eye. Why was that?

A rather under the weather Anne Wasko, of Gateway Livestock, joins Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney on this latest Beef Market Update to talk the current cattle market — how the Canadian dollar is playing into prices, and how consumer spending may or may not impact beef demand domestically, and, yes, how the BSE case has appeared as nearly a non-issue in the last week.

Take a listen below.

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