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As I See It 9-3-15
Publish Date: Thursday, 03 September, 2015
During the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot of video sales and special auction market sales of bred stock as well as other classes. The "Big Board" for cattle took a hit, as did the stock market, and there was times when it was off the limit, off $3.50 to $3.70 on some of those back contracts, and it scared the be-devil out of a lot of people. I'm around these sales all the time, listening to the cattle people, cattle buyers, and people who make out to know something about the market. They're all talking about this "being a hit" and that it is "the start of a big downfall in this cattle market."
I think they're wrong. There is going to be a big supply of hay and forage available for the cattle trade starting in the next couple of months down the road. So, I think these people that think they're going to buy these really good bred cattle for a lot less are dead wrong. I think there's enough folks out there wanting to buy the good kind to keep the prices up. I think that those that have them are going to be selling them handsomely, and that it's not going to be a buyers' market. It's going to be a seller's market.
So I've not changed my stance at all. I think my stance is legitimate; all the government figures tell me it's legitimate, and the need for more cows on the range is legitimate. So if you're in the ranching business and if you've got a good ranch and if you have it lightly stocked with ample feed and have the availability to get additional feed, the only thing you maybe don't have is the number of cattle around you. So if this thing does make a move to the upside and if you don't have the numbers, you're not going to be in a position to take advantage of the opportunity.
All I'm saying is this: be firm, be strong, run your ranch, and keep it going because this cattle business and the world demand for animal protein continue to soar, and you must have some numbers around you when that demand figure moves strong, strong, strong.
I think that, with the moisture that's hit a lot of the South where much of the country has been so dry, they've seeded already, and I think it's going to be ankle high and grazing ready by spring like you can't believe.
So if you're in a position to take advantage of both availability and lower prices for hay, you're riding a good horse. The main thing is to not lose interest in the future of the cattle business. It is one of the greatest businesses you could be in at the present time. If you have the room, if you have the grass and or the availability of hay, make sure you get it in the stack next spring, next year, because a lot of people put up a lot of hay this year but it will probably be even more than that next year.
Finally, I want you to remember that you cannot run one of these ranches and be a pessimist. You're going to be looking down a black hole if you're a pessimist. You'll be zigging while you should be zagging. An optimistic person is going to grow hay and put up all the hay he can, he's going to up the quality of his cattle, and he's going to make sure he's got ample numbers that his ranch will comfortably run. Yes sir, it takes a guy with some fortitude now because I'm convinced we're going to have a lot more hay and a lot more available forage than most of the prognosticators thought two months ago, and I the prices and the opportunity is going to hold.
Have an excellent Labor Day!

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