Thursday, October 10, 2013

NZ Beef outlook good

An unusually early and enormous snowstorm over the weekend caught South Dakota ranchers and farmers unprepared, killing tens of thousands of cattle and ravaging the state's $7 billion industry — an industry left without assistance because of the federal government shutdown.

As many as 75,000 cattle have perished since the storm slammed the western part of the state Thursday through Saturday with snowfall that set records for the entire month of October in just three days, state and industry officials said.

A vicious storm with 70 mph winds which will have disastrous long term effects for the domestic American meat market as tens of thousands of calves and breeding cattle perished.  Many cattle busted fences and wandered miles downwind looking for shelter before succumbing in drifts 6 feet deep.

Some are making political capital trying to blame Republicans or lack of Federal assistance, when the shutdown is all Obama's making.  No doubt the usual feral greenies will soon be blaming global warming or the like.

New Zealand beef will get a lift long term from being able to supply some of that market with their quality product.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Assuming that the new lethal strain of Theileria found in the country recently doesn't kill a significant amount first.

Disgusting that its not more of an issue in the news