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What We’re Reading | Some Peace Region ranchers may have to sell herds because of drought-caused feed shortage

By Curtis Galbraith, Everything Grande Prairie

A Beaverlodge rancher who sits on the Alberta Beef Producers Board of Directors says feed supplies have been “stretched very thin” after the drought.

Mike Nadeau says some ranchers may have to sell their cattle, with some having to ship their entire herd.

“In some instances, I think there will be folks that do. Some people will be able to downsize and hold the majority of their herd together but there will be instances, I think, where folks have to liquidate their whole herd.”

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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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