Disruptive year in beef industry ends well for ranchers thanks to high prices

The market hates uncertainty, and ranchers hate feeding cattle longer than they have to, but at the end of a year that saw major disruptions in the beef industry, cattlemen and women are feeling for the most part that strong prices helped them weather the storm.

Attendance at this year’s All-Beef Pen Show at the Medicine Hat Stampede this weekend is a good indication.

“We felt that with the industry a little softer that there wouldn’t be as many guys showing up,” said Jim Tennant, the Stampede’s manager of corporate development and marketing.

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