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Supposed "good price?" kind of a "matter of opinio 12/21/2010 @ 7:59am Hide and offal is a new all time high. say $12 + cwt. Going higher too, Pac Basin building tons of cars. CHEAPEST Beef on the globe though happens to be in the good ole usa. ( perhaps that's why exports so high ). Beef 3X higher in Russia than in the usa. That's perhaps why live cattle exports to there have been record each of the past 3 years. Lotta Angus cows have been boated or flown over, some ranches closed up shop in the usa...operators left with cattle too. Canada also sending plenty of cattle over. Stevenson Sputnick Ranch pretty good example, they just took approx 1,450 Angus and Herfy cows over to the Voronezh Region ( SW Russia ). Beef in the EU, 2 1/2X higher than the usa. Beef SA ( BR ) just a bare touch higher ( nickel to a dime per lb higher in the stores there ) than in the usa. Beef in the Pac Basin say 2.5X hgiher than the usa. Jeez, since usa packers supposedly not making much....the shipping cos must be printing more profit hauling the stuff than it was ever worth at the usa plants. LOL. Within 5 years usa will be OUT of the cattle business...and sold it out cheap too. Perhaps we'll get to import some meat back though from those new offshore production operations. Gonna cost about 10X more than we're used to paying now...but then again, "no one paying attention nor truely counting anyway from the usa."

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