Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kyrgyzstan on the verge of catastrophic feed shortage

America isn't the only part of the world with drought reduced feed supplies.  Many parts of the FSU are also suffering from heat and lack of moisture .

Kyrgyzstan on the verge of catastrophic feed shortage

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  1. I wonder how South America is fairing. I know a lot of the feed they grow goes for european cattle.
    Here ranchers are selling off their stocks and beef prices are expected to sky rocket. Chicken, pork and fish isn't cheap either.

    Shoe leather might start to look tasty. Darn forgot, they're all man made materials now.

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    1. The maps of the USA drought look pretty bad. it is the multi-year droughts that are the real killers of the cattle industry. Saw an article today that calculated feedlot losses in 2012 as likely historical highs of up to $260 per head because of feed costs. Not good at all.

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  2. We've had weird experiences in the mid-prairie. First heat, heat, heat. Then rain, rain, rain. Now heat and humidity — reminds me of Toronto!

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    1. Crops should be good if it doesn't freeze, then?

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