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Council panel looks ahead to the future of livestock industry

By Kylene Scott

“The future obviously holds a lot of unpredictability,” Tyler Chafee, senior vice president for Strategies 360, said.

 

Chafee was one of four panelists during the Colorado Livestock Association’s Council meeting held during the Protein Producer Summit mid-June in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Each described what they thought the future of the livestock industry looked like in the state as well as the rest of the country.

 

Chafee has varying expertise outside of agriculture, mostly in marketing and politics, and he is able to point livestock producers and their subsequent organizations in the right direction. After efforts of animal rights groups trying to get a ballot initiative in the state of Colorado, he said producers need to be prepared. So far, livestock groups have won.

 

“We believe they will come back, and when a ballot initiative or some sort of political attack starts, you have to go to war with the army you’ve got,” Chafee said. “Now we have some time to do some building to anticipate for the next round.” [Read More]

 




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