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    Default Stock Up on Meat - California Ranchers Responding to Extreme Drought

    California Ranchers Responding to Extreme Drought



    Ranchers culling livestock herds

    In January, business at the 101 Livestock Market's cattle auction on California's Central Coast is usually slow. The busy season is normally in June or July, when ranchers have had time to fatten their animals for weeks on spring grasses.

    This year, however, business is bustling, with packed pens of moaning cattle and cowboys standing on tip-toe to get a glance at their potential prizes.

    Because of historically dry conditions, California's soil moisture — a key ingredient for the forage that cattle graze on — is low throughout the state. With feed costs high and weeks of dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as normally green grazing pastures have turned brown.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/photos/cali...468-slideshow/


    Black Blade: Looks like now is the time to stock up on and freeze large quanities of beef and hogs before prices soar higher. I have plenty of trout, duck, pheasnat, deer, elk and pronghorn in the freezer so no need for beef and hogs.
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    My freezer is always stocked with beef. I buy my beef from the farm. Help raise the steer, cut the nuts off, dehorn, kill, hang process then eat.

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    There are more sheep and cows and horses in Wyoming than people. And jackalopes. LOL

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    We used to have jackalopes, but the hoop snakes got 'em all...
    Perge, scelus, mihi diem perficias.

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    Natures supermarket

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00redZX-6R View Post
    My freezer is always stocked with beef. I buy my beef from the farm. Help raise the steer, cut the nuts off, dehorn, kill, hang process then eat.
    I want some!!!!
    Imagine whirled peas

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    No deer this year , but I usually get my beef from a local farmer, and usually I get a 1/2 and process it myself. The same guy I get my Maple Syrup from,, That's the best way to go IMO. Organic locally raised stuff as much as possible for me.

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    thanks anyway, but i'm a vegetarian. :-)

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    Don't know about hoop snakes, but jackalopes keep the snow snake population down.
    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    We used to have jackalopes, but the hoop snakes got 'em all...

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    wild boar and the gulf is full of fish, we got deer but they are small

    cattle ranches here are plentiful but taxes and gated communities are slowly reducing there presence
    Sprat and sprat1 are one and the same.

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