Cattlemen, ranchers organization wants investigation into decline in cattle prices
Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA wants a formal hearing to determine — was it intentional manipulation of factors possibly by packers and or futures market participants? The historic price collapse of fat cattle rippled down through all classes of cattle with 500 dollar per head losses common. This at a time all forecasts were for high prices throughout 2016.
Bullard will come to Missouri to explain this concern plus other insights as to the state of the US Cattle industry, including COOL (Country Of Origin Labeling), Trade Agreements, Global Sustainable Beef Initiative and the Beef Checkoff, present and future.
Meetings will be held:
Tuesday - Feb 16, 2016 Lebanon Livestock Market—Lebanon MO — 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Feb 17, 2016 High Street Grill—California MO — 12 Noon
Wednesday - Feb 17, 2016 Middletown Community Center—Middletown MO — 6:30 p.m.
Thursday - Feb 18, 2016 Halls Hall—Palmyra MO — 12 Noon
Thursday - Feb 18, 2016 North Missouri Livestock Auction—Milan MO — 6:30 p.m.
Everyone involved in cattle production, marketing, or related businesses are strongly encouraged to come hear one of the most knowledgeable persons in the beef sector speak.
For more information call Jim Foster at 573-564-2884