After the B-C Cattlemen's Association shared that likely hundreds, if not thousands of cattle were killed or injured by the fires in that province, the Saskatchewan's Cattlemen's Association is sending its condolences to cattle producers in British Columbia this week.
The SCA says it's too soon to know if there will be a big change to cattle prices after tragedy struck in BC.Ryder Lee is the CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association. Lee says there are too many variables in play - the Canadian dollar, prices globally, and cattle supply - to know if there will be a big change in prices. He expects there may be locally for a short time, but it may not affect many more than that. Lee says the hard part about incidents like this is that you aren't just losing an animal that you have loved and cared for, but that's also your livelihood being directly affected. He hopes producers will be met with great support to help them with their loss, and expects collaboration with the government and insurance companies will follow suit in the coming weeks.