ccstockfarms_2003":2xaj9h14 said:Should the US border open or remain closed to Canadian Live cattle?
ollie":33mn6yr6 said:For the lack of help in the war on terror and the recent posts on how unhelpful the Americans packing plants have been to the Canadian beef industry , I would say we don't have many friends left on that side of the border.
I say do what is best for the U.S.A. ranchers and farmers. Whatever that is.
There has been lots of dollars spent in Canada on seedstock and it seems like they think all of their troubles are our fault. As an American I personally don't feel too responsible.
While I believe what you say it seems logical to me if it was that simple there would be a trail a mile wide where the Canadian packers ran to our side of the border and set up several packing houses in America to buy Canadian beef. Lots of things seem clear CRR but at the time it wasn't as cut and dried as it now seems in retrospect.
But, I agree, there were union problems that also lead to the plants not being competitive
dun":2cfjox0j said:Part of the reason I would like to see the border opened is to stick it up the butt of the R-calf (expletives deleted) that are screwing the kanucks and lining their pockets. Is there any doubt that they would do the same to us if given the chance?