Rancher: Hay worth more than my cattle
February 05, 2013
"The hay is worth more than my cows right now."
-- Bill Berg, Boulder County rancher
The increase in the Colorado Horse Rescue's case load, mentioned here, is scary.
A friend of mine told me just yesterday that he also sold off much of his cattle herd because he is in the same situation as rancher Bill Berg, quoted above. My friend took a loss on his cattle because with hay-supply fears, nobody wants more livestock. Pretty soon, we could all be asking "where's the beef?"
Read the entire Longmont Times-Call story and see the video of rancher Bill Berg.
Larimer 2013: Less water = less farming = less food