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MT Cowboys Try to Round Up Congress

March 12, 2007


Montana cowboys say "bring it on." They want competition when they take their cattle to market, which is something many say has been missing over the past few years because the big meat companies use tactics to set and control prices. Montana cowboy-rancher Dan Teigen has been walking the halls of Congress trying to find a way to restore competitive bidding to meat markets.

"[We want]fair markets, fair prices, so farmers and ranchers can still earn a living, and revitalize our rural economies."

Teigen says there is a proposal for the next Farm Bill that would help put competition back in the marketplace, limiting practices like forward-contracting which sets prices even before animals hit the market for bidding. Some meat packing companies say their market tactics are the best way to keep prices low for consumers. However, family ranchers just want everyone to "play fair."

"We want to have a little more open competition by open and public bidding. It doesn't take a whole lot to suddenly create a little competitiveness."

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - MT