By Alex McCuaig
The pricing impact of this year’s drought on Canada’s ranchers is starting to be felt as western Canadian cattle begin their journey off the range and into the markets.
For Alberta Beef Producer chair Melanie Wowk, this year’s fall run will see more cows heading to market than usual due to the drought.
“I can tell you from the prices, there must be a significant number of cows moving because cull prices have dropped significantly,” said Wowk.
In extreme cases, that price can be as low as 20 cents a pound for thin animals in poor shape, she said.
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