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Slump in the beef market worrying many farmers

Source: Francois Biber, saskatoon.ctvnews.ca, April 21, 2020

With the uncertainty created by the coronavirus, many ranchers have seen the price per head for cattle slide by $200 to $300. 

SASKATOON — Cattle ranchers in Saskatchewan may not be able to sell livestock following a major buyer’s announcement about slowing down operations.

Earlier this week the union representing employees at the Cargill High River processing plant in Alberta said 1,000 workers have been laid off following an outbreak of COVID-19. Thirty-eight positive cases of the virus were detected at the plant with one hospitalization.

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