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We appreciate our rights and now that we have set the stage -- let's get more than direct impact this drought is having on cattle ranchers -- that we're joined by telephone.
By Jim the gag -- of Wyoming stock growers association executive vice president there Jim welcome -- -- conditions are so bad in Wyoming we hear that cattle ranchers.
One idea other than selling.
They're cattle is is looking to move their courage in North Dakota.
Talking about from the options here.
-- certainly are much from Wyoming except for the northern tier experiencing extreme drought and that leaves cattle producers.
-- -- -- -- Perhaps -- -- be -- -- those cattle in the time of the year when they normally would not do that or -- cattle -- areas of the country where.
I'm more already is available and -- -- -- -- -- knocked Cote says one of those possibilities.
Of course some programming produced -- What would be involved in moving a herd of cattle from Wyoming to North Dakota how would you do it how much would it cost.
Well it's it's a -- according -- -- cattle on cattle trucks and -- not if the crates and call about forty have a piece so depending on your verdict could involve part of pots as.
It since it really comes down their cost factor and even with some.
Aren't really in fuel prices.
We're looking at probably -- minimum about.
Three to four dollars a mild -- one of these trucks loaded with cattle.
Across the country so.
I want to make provides some really it's not be answered.
Busy got problems being -- our cattle producers.
Yeah I mean Phil alluded to this right before you but we saw this exact same problem in Texas last year.
And a lot of ranchers decided to bring their cattle to market at the same time so at that point it drove down the price of beef right away debate over time.
You know all these cattle had gone away so it took the price higher later why do you think that that's not the ideal structure right -- and he's in the different.
Well you mentioned Texas and you don't just -- your call we work.
Providing extra protection settle in Wyoming because we had a very abundant forestry years we think is very quickly.
-- the one difference this year our producers is that at least until the last week or so are prices have been very I record I didn't.
And you've already noted so.
Selling some of these cattle rather than trying to continue to hold onto them it is.
And attract people.
Auction for some of our people hundred billion in the past -- pick you up fivefold increase in the number battle being marketed -- some of our local auction market.
You know moving -- cross state lines is not unprecedented North Dakota it's south had problems with droughts recently.
And also 2006 as a test yourself.
What are the relationships like what is North Dakota facing North Carolina North Dakota -- -- -- but it to you in terms of whether or not they would be receptive to your cattle.
Well they're certainly I think contacted by those people up there and they are receptive to it.
I don't have a good sense of how much faster would be available -- might well be -- I think can accommodate -- -- Wyoming cattle the other thing here is that western Nebraska.
Yeah western stop decoder.
Much of Colorado.
And two out where's.
Used car and he.
Our our -- -- -- -- so it's not as though we're the only one that may be looking for some -- other locations.
So -- -- it'll help out but I'm sure not adequate to meet all the.
All right well thank you so much -- -- -- good luck to you and the Wyoming cattle industry that's pressure.
It's an interesting issue that impacts -- that's I was gone for good old fashion old western cattle dry -- and you you I hear out lawyer all the parent they're driving right now they stick -- in trucks and I learned that -- -- -- -- how.
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