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History: The Outlook for the Beef Cattle Industry in Alberta in 1952

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Outlook for the Beef Cattle Industry in Alberta in 1952
A paper prepared by the Hon. D. A. Ure

‘To look at the 1952 Agricultural picture – it is well to make some survey of 1951. The past year has seen a gradual high demand for farm produced foods. This established pattern is, in my opinion, likely to continue through this year. This high effective demand for food is due largely to defense spending in Canada, United States and throughout the world. There are no indications of any decrease in spending for war preparation but rather a general increase here in North America. This means food will be bought in large quantities again in 1952. I can see little change in the export picture. We have not contracts in eggs – bacon and many other products but we didn’t have in 1951. We will still send high quality bacon to the United States as we have done before. Our bacon is definitely superior and is wanted South of the line. It is true that a little pork has come in here from the South but its reception does not suggest that it is a serious matter.’

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