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Sounds like Irish beef growers have much much better slaughter &
packaging deals.
I got cheated on my beef at two different places.  Only one was honest
and all were pricey.
I no longer grow beef. 
 
On Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:17:54 -0500 Joe Emenheiser
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> Beth, I would guess that the 1/kg greater returns compared to 
> current  
> European markets create a situation where not much financing is  
> required. The bottom line is that we have huge untapped demand for  
> beef (especially grassfed beef) in the eastern US that is not  
> currently being supplied. If we can't (or don't) produce a 
> consistent,  
> quality product in adequate volume to meet that demand, someone else 
>  
> will step in who can. Enter Australia, New Zealand, and now, 
> Ireland.  
> I would also guess that the American market is sustainable for the  
> Irish as long as current prices hold, which are unlikely to change  
> much unless the U.S cattle inventory increases, in this case  
> particularly within the grass finishing sector.
> 
> Joe
> -- 
> Joe Emenheiser, PhD
> University of Vermont Extension
> Livestock Specialist
> 278 South Main Street, Suite 2
> St. Albans, VT 05478-1866
> (802)524-6501 ext. 434
> 
> 
> 
> Quoting Beth Pratt <[log in to unmask]>:
> 
> > Better question is who is financing them and what is that entity's 
>  
> > financial gain?  Will this be a sustainable incursion is yet to be 
>  
> > seen with weather swings but New England sends 140,000 beef to  
> > market so it bears watching.  Thanks for the heads up Joe.  Beth 
> Pratt
> 
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