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Re: It's starting already

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Posted by Kari on August 11, 2002 at 21:11:24:

In Reply to: It's starting already posted by Karen on August 11, 2002 at 15:58:21:

Yes Karen - this could be just the tip of the iceberg indeed. We were reasonably lucky in that we got enough moisture to give us some hay. However, there are many folks who have nothing - no feed, no pasture and the market has fallen badly. Cow/calf pairs that went for 1200 are down to 6-700 and falling. At a horse sale July 17, foals went for 10 - 70 dollars, yearling for 100.00 and broke horse 250 - 450. Of course in Cnd dollars. Some of the hay growers are asking 100 - 150 bale where last year it was 40 - 50 bale. Gouging is rampant in my opinion and I cannot help but wonder what happened to "neighbourly love". If you have pasture that you can't use, why not let someone less fortunate have it, if it will save their livestock. I could go on and on but what's the use - just depresses me that people are making big bucks on the back of those who have nothing to feed their livestock. Who knows, perhaps next year it will happen to them.

www.agric.gov.ab.ca/store/haypast.shtml is a site that is worthwhile checking out. Real eyeopener.

On a brighter note, sure hope that all of the goatfolks will have adequate feed for our four legged friends.

Regard, Kari


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