September 22, 2016

Alberta cattle feed company survives mad cow crisis but not Notley NDP

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Western Feedlots is shutting down. The Southern Alberta based cattle feeding operation, in business since 1958 with a standing capacity for 100,000 head of cattle, will be laying off their entire staff of 85 and dispersing their remaining herd in early 2017.

Like so many companies, Western Feedlots is laying the blame for their decision to shut down squarely with the NDP. President and CEO Dave Plett told the Calgary Herald that layering on of policy on agribusiness through government measures such as Bill 6 and the carbon tax have contributed to the company’s decision to close operations.

Just like in oil and gas, the farmers and feedlots are being hit with expensive new NDP imposed regulatory hurdles when their commodity price is at a 14 month low.

Watch my video to see just how bad it really is in Alberta for our beef farmers and what this massive loss in feedlot capacity will mean for related agricultural industries.

Western Feedlots managed to keep their doors open during the mad cow disease (BSE) crisis that shuttered Canadian beef out of over 40 international markets between 2003 and 2005. When the world was closed for business, Western Feedlots was able to stay afloat.

But not now. It’s Alberta that is closed for business this time.

Western Feedlots survived BSE. They just couldn’t survive the NDP.

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commented 2016-09-23 13:13:48 -0400
After living through decades of mediocrity in Sk. may this be this be a huge reminder for us. Albertans, you will survive this.
commented 2016-09-23 11:37:38 -0400
Because she talks out of her ass, and cow shit comes out of her mouth, I’ll never know which end is which with her.
commented 2016-09-23 11:35:01 -0400
And here I thought it was Heather Boyd or Berman sucking on Rachael’s ndp teat. I’m still not sure if Rachael is facing away or towards us in that picture.

As for ndp policy and ideology, the evidence of their lunacy is starting to pile up. Keep people informed on this pending Nov 5th “visit” to the legislature. The time has come.

Dump em all
commented 2016-09-23 11:30:07 -0400
Generally with mad cows and rabid dogs you take them them out and shoot them…
commented 2016-09-23 09:48:16 -0400
People are talking about the hindquarters of the cow resembling a certain politician.

My interpretation of the picture is that the cow represents the tax payer and the calf represents the Non-Democratic Party government and its unionized bureaucrats sucking at the teat. The bovine look of stupidity on the cow represents the 22% of Alberta voters that put the Non-Democratic Party into majority.
commented 2016-09-23 09:30:58 -0400
Drew said, “Kelvin Grabowsky the back end of that cow not only looks like Rachel, but the same thing comes out of the hole in the middle of her as comes out of that cows backside.”

During spring time.
commented 2016-09-23 09:07:06 -0400
Move it to the US – a lot of Ontario farmers that couldn’t get “milk quotas” moved to NY state only to have their milk imported to Ontario.

Stupid fucking marxists that run this country – and stupid fucking Canadians that vote for them.
commented 2016-09-23 01:36:31 -0400
Kelvin Grabowsky the back end of that cow not only looks like Rachel , but the same thing comes out of the hole in the middle of her as comes out of that cows backside.
commented 2016-09-23 01:09:04 -0400

who lived through the NDP years in Saskatchewan***
correction – sorry fellow Rebels
commented 2016-09-23 01:07:08 -0400
How many people live in Alberta who lived through the NDP years? TCDouglas, Allan Blakeney, Lorne Calvert? I’m sure there are lots. Bet they are happy they get to live through the same thing, all over again. Scary.
Albertans, do you want to go through forty years of hell? She’s well on her way to her ideology of socialist dismantling.
Socialism does not build; it destroys.
commented 2016-09-23 00:46:45 -0400
Bravo Zulu commented -“Greenies want you to eat veggies because cows fart and cause global warming. Do not laugh that is their stance”

BZ – It’s not like eating cabbage and beans and stuff doesn’t make Vegans as flatulent as cows – heh heh, they’re both grazers and methane dispensers.
commented 2016-09-23 00:42:32 -0400
The Notley crew will literally flee the province to avoid prosecution and the angry mobs
commented 2016-09-22 23:41:34 -0400
It’s getting pretty crowded under that bus Notley has been using to throw people under. Not to worry, she’ll be buying a bigger bus, because she just can’t stop now, she’s on a roll. How many more ways can this woman dream up to create more unemployment & bankruptcies??
commented 2016-09-22 23:05:29 -0400
Albertans, this is a mirror-image of what BC went through in the 90’s with the NDP. They came up with new rules for the Forest Industry that were the height of 6 city phone books. The size of Gov’t had no limit. Ralph Kline famously said "The beat thing that ever happened to Alberta was BC elected the NDP.
commented 2016-09-22 22:18:09 -0400
That is why we will always have a few cattle on the place.

I like beef and so do the neighbours.

The neighbours always come by to purchase a side or a whole beef.

Greenies want you to eat veggies because cows fart and cause global warming.

Do not laugh that is their stance.
commented 2016-09-22 21:18:36 -0400
The south end of that north bound cow looks just like our premier ……all wrinkly and shit…… leather lmao
commented 2016-09-22 21:04:41 -0400
I still believe that 200 armed men could overthrow this government, and just 2000 armed men could take down the federal government. Without even firing a shot, these pigs would fold like cheap suits.

The military would either join in or stand down.

Time to stop whining and start winning.
commented 2016-09-22 21:00:34 -0400
They have Reaped the Joys of Socialism and found that it tastes bad.
commented 2016-09-22 20:54:18 -0400
Note that the CV of the invisible energy minister is a business person in the cow-calf industry. I assume her invisibility now extends to beef production since she is doing very well courtesy of the tax payer with full teacher pension and a ministerial salary which she gets to earn as long as she remains invisible. Maybe she will have another crying jag in the Leg about how she wanted to support the beef industry but had no choice.
commented 2016-09-22 20:41:17 -0400
The supposed recession is purely government imposed. We should stop her now.
commented 2016-09-22 20:21:52 -0400
No economy has ever survived and NDP government.
commented 2016-09-22 20:02:38 -0400
Well Mad Cow sounds appropriate in the current situation as well.