The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-Calf USA) called for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to schedule hearing to investigate causes of late 2015 cattle decline in cattle prices. CEO Bill Bullard, of 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 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, February 16, at Lebanon Livestock Market, Lebanon, Mo. at 6:30 p.m.
•Wednesday, February 17, at the High Street Grill, California, Mo. at 12 noon
•Wednesday, February 17, at Middletown Community Center, Middletown, Mo. at 6:30 p.m.
• Thursday, February 18, at Halls Hall, Palmyra, Mo. at 12 Noon
• Thursday, February 18, North Missouri Livestock Auction, Milan, Mo. at 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 Tune in to your local radio that broadcasts CSC Talk Radio with Beth Ann (most stations broadcast it at 10:06 a.m.) to hear Bill Bullard on Wednesday, February 17.