I have been a cow/calf producer for most of my life. The processors are killing this business with hamburger of all things. First it was e. coli and now it's pink slime. John Q. Public wants a safe, economic product that doesn't have to be treated with ammonia. Nobody wants to pay hard earned cash for scraps and trimmings that should be put in pet food. It's a small wonder that people buy any ground beef at all. I won't eat store ground beef because I don't trust it. The processors will destroy this business to save a few cents.
As a fulltime rancher, opinion contribur Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.
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