... and here comes the food shortages I said would happen


pgs
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#121
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Be sure to lick the windows. I know you will.

Nope your job , and you do it oh so well .
 
Walter
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#122
USDA secretary re-affirms: Food shortages not likely
Plants that had previously shut down are nearly all 'back open,' he said

https://justthenews.com/nation/econo...ges-not-likely

Shelves are brimming in all the stores I go to.
 
Walter
#123
Shelves are still brimming.
 
petros
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#124
Did you find me some liquid smoke yet?
 
bill barilko
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#125
Just got back from No Frills the shelves are as full as ever-except for Comet cleanser which of course is not food.

In every other food store in Vancouver the shelves are groaning under the weight of foodstuffs the selection & supply is unsurpassed in living memory.

hth
 
Twin_Moose
#126
'It's unsettling:' Ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

Quote:

CREMONA Alta.-A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it's coming.

Bird runs a cow-calf operation and had to shout to be heard during annual branding last week on his ranch near Cremona, 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary.
Over a hundred calves were run through a chute and locked onto a table to have ear tags applied and a mark seared onto their sides.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't had a serious effect on Bird yet, but he's anticipating it will be tougher when the calves are sold in the fall

"Absolutely, we're going to get hit eventually," he said. "There's usually a big ripple effect prolonged. It's a long, long gradual time until it can rectify itself."
"There's some marketing issues, some commodity issues ... that are really slow to hit us. But when it hits us, it hits us extra hard."
A concern for Bird and neighbour Chelsey Reid, who farms with her husband, Scott, is a backlog of beef at feedlots.
The Cargill plant in High River, Alta., shut down for two weeks due to a COVID-19 outbreak there and is now operating at about 60 per cent capacity. The JBS plant in Brooks, Alta., reduced its operations to just one shift a day until recently. The two meat-packers process 70 per cent of Canada's beef.
"There's always what we call the fall run. That's when there's always a lot of beef on the market, but we always have the capacity for it, so it's not that big of a problem," Reid said.
"If people aren't able to sell their calves this fall, that's going to be a real problem."
Reid said the uncertainty is the most unsettling part.
"Our farms are just sort of carrying on as they always have. Anything that's going to be negative ... is going to be happening come this fall and probably in 2021," she said.
"A lot of us young farmers have a lot of payments that we're tied into, so it definitely is worrisome. It's a lot of money that we definitely rely on."
Tom Thorlakson said there are animals at his family's feedlot near Airdrie that were supposed to have been shipped to meat plants in mid-April.
"We have cattle that we wish were gone. We're not buying anything," said Thorlakson, vice-president of Thorlakson Feedyards.
There are 14,000 cattle at the feedlot and feed costs are running to about $1 million a month, he said.
"When are we ever going to know when the plants will be up to full capacity? It will be the ever-going threat we're living with right now."
Thorlakson said he's heard the cattle backlog could exist until December. And although his family feedlot will be OK, it won't be the same for others.
"It pushes it back to the rancher right? If a lot of the guys are not buying, the guys selling their calves will be getting a lot less money for them because there'll be less demand," he said.
"There's going to be a lot of guys in hardship."

 
bill barilko
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#127
Quote:

If a lot of the guys are not buying, the guys selling their calves will be getting a lot less money for them because there'll be less demand," he said."There's going to be a lot of guys in hardship."



Yes and that's business-a person doesn't always make money sometime money is lost instead this is nothing new.
 
pgs
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#128
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post


Yes and that's business-a person doesn't always make money sometime money is lost instead this is nothing new.

Yes and life on Vancouver Island is about to experience that downturn in spades . Good luck .
 
taxslave
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#129
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yes and life on Vancouver Island is about to experience that downturn in spades . Good luck .

That is what happens when you kick out industry and base your economy on tourists and raisin warehouses.
 
kattie86
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#130
Walter, I truly think that it all depends on certain situation, and how people react on these "food shortages". Recently I've discovered a website with franchise opportunities canada where well-known St. Louis Bar & Grill food establishment shows that they are absolutely okay with any kind of global problems, and so - they make a simple business, which everyone can do.
 
Girth
#131
Quote: Originally Posted by kattie86 View Post

Walter, I truly think that it all depends on certain situation, and how people react on these "food shortages". Recently I've discovered a website with franchise opportunities canada where well-known St. Louis Bar & Grill food establishment shows that they are absolutely okay with any kind of global problems, and so - they make a simple business, which everyone can do.

Interesting.

I see they have opened a location in St.Albert.
 

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