Citing growing frustration with low cattle prices while beef packers reap large profits, a grassroots campaign was announced last week seeking the support of President Donald Trump. The campaign launched Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.
The campaign, sponsored by The Western Ag Reporter, Billings, MT, was aimed at the Twitter account of President Trump, @realDonaldTrump asking for his assistance in “rebalancing the cattle markets.”
Over the first 24 hours, #FairCattleMarkets had been tweeted 4,316 times, and @realDonaldTrump had been mentioned 2,787 times. total exposure for the hashtag #FairCattleMarkets was 55,000.
#faircattlemarkets #makethecattlemarketgreatagain @realDonaldTrump @POTUS Mr. President, Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of our country. We feed the world. We don't ask for a hand out but we need a hand up, Sir! Please reinstate COOL! pic.twitter.com/HOAVqy06rB— HannahBurch (@HannahB43173285) September 23, 2019
@realDonaldTrump Raising cattle is the life I love and want to pass on to my children. Without #FairCattleMarkets to fix the corruption of the 4 packers and bringing back #COOL I may not have that option. American ranchers need your help now! pic.twitter.com/IBdK3jBxNo— Marcia Goddard (@MarciaGoddard1) September 24, 2019
@realDonaldTrump this girl is why I signed up for twitter that I might be able reach you so that she can have a future in the cattle business. Without your help she won’t have an opportunity #FairCattleMarkets pic.twitter.com/ekF8eSuYqU— Paul Herbst (@PaulHerbst7) September 24, 2019
@realDonaldTrump US beef producers and feeders urgently need your help. We are going broke raising cattle 365 days a year while the Big 4 packer margins are upwards $600 per head. We need COOL for US born and raised beef. #FairCattleMarkets pic.twitter.com/Qhsm8FuaOI— Tim & Pat Kraft (@TnP_Kraft) September 23, 2019