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June 6, 2022

What We’re Reading | Dry spring forcing some Alberta cattle ranchers to evaluate their herds

By CBC News

After last year’s summer drought prompted many Alberta cattle ranchers to cull their herds, ongoing dry weather this winter and spring, especially in the southern part of the province, could mean more of the same.

“If we don’t get some significant rainfall, you know, in my area in the next couple of weeks, people will have to make some hard decisions because there needs to be time for that grass to grow,” said Jason Hale, vice-chair of Alberta Beef Producers and a rancher near Bassano, about an hour and a half east of Calgary.

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‘What We’re Reading’ is a quick look at some of the issues and insights Alberta Beef Producers’ content creators and editors are reading to stay up-to-date, to broaden perspectives, and to explore issues relevant to the agriculture industry.

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