Short beef; Long grain.
Something about this doesn't seem particularly sustainable to me, given that livestock represents such a major source of grain consumption. But in the meantime, farmers are going for the (fields of) gold.
Financially beleaguered cattle producers in Manitoba are selling off their herds and switching to wheat, capitalizing on soaring grain prices.
Martin Unrau, president of the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, is just one of hundreds of ranchers expected to sell off their animals this year and put their fields to work raising grain.