And So It Begins – 1000s Of Cattle Are Literally Dropping Dead From Starvation In Northern Mexico

by | Aug 6, 2021 | Headline News | 13 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. 

    A lot of people didn’t think that it would ever come to this.  Many simply assumed that conditions would return to “normal” eventually and that everything would work out just fine somehow.  But here in the middle of 2021, everything is definitely not fine.  In fact, cows are literally dropping dead from starvation in northern Mexico in very large numbers.  This isn’t the sort of thing that is supposed to happen in North America.

    For years, I have been warning that Dust Bowl conditions would return to the Southwest.  Just check my old books and my old articles.  Now it has happened, and everyone is in shock.

    For years, I have also been warning that global food supplies would get tighter and tighter.  And even though they can see it happening, many out there are desperately hoping that I will be proven wrong somehow.

    What we are witnessing south of the border right now should be a huge wake-up call for all of us.  The following comes from an article that was originally published by the Los Angeles Times entitled “In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death”

    In the parched hills of southern Sonora, Marco Antonio Gutierrez paced around a clearing, counting the dead.

    There were seven rotting carcasses — jutting ribs and shriveled hides — and two sun-bleached skulls. Nine cows, felled by heat and hunger.

    “There’s nothing for them to eat,” said Gutierrez, a wide-brimmed hat shading his downcast eyes.

    I fully understand that it is hard to believe that this is actually happening in our part of the world.

    Sadly, Gutierrez hasn’t just lost nine cows.

    The article goes on to explain that he has actually lost a total of 70 cows to starvation so far…

    Gutierrez doesn’t use the phrase “climate change” to describe what’s happening, but he laments that every year seems drier and hotter than the last. In recent months, he has watched helplessly as 70 of his 100 cows have starved to death.

    70 cows!

    Of course the losses suffered by Gutierrez represent just a very small fraction of the overall tragedy.

    At this point, the number of cattle in Sonora has dropped by nearly half a million over the past two years…

    Two years of extreme drought have turned large stretches of northern Mexico into a boneyard. Between starvation and ranchers forced to prematurely sell or slaughter their livestock, officials say the number of cattle in Sonora has dropped from 1.1 million to about 635,000.

    If you don’t think that this will affect us here in the United States, you are wrong.

    Each year, the U.S. usually imports about 500 million pounds of beef from Mexico.

    So get ready to pay much more for beef at the grocery store.

    Sadly, NBC News is telling us that the drought in Mexico “looks set to worsen in coming weeks”

    A long-term drought that has hit two-thirds of Mexico looks set to worsen in coming weeks, with forecasts warning of high temperatures, crop damage and water supply shortages on the horizon, including in the populous capital.

    Experts are sounding the alarm that parched crops could under-produce as temperatures hit 40 degrees Celsius (104F) on Wednesday in some parts of northern Mexico, including key farming areas.

    Meanwhile, we are dealing with a historic drought of our own in the western third of the nation.

    At this moment, every square inch of California is in a state of drought, and that is a huge problem because it produces about a third of our vegetables and about two-thirds of our fruits and nuts.

    Many other western and midwestern states are also deeply suffering, and this has created a rapidly growing agricultural crisis.

    The USDA has released some new numbers that are absolutely staggering.  You can find articles about these numbers here and here.  But in order to write about these numbers, I had to verify them for myself, and so I went to the original document that these new USDA numbers come from.  The following are exact quotes that come directly from that document

    -“Approximately 84 percent of barley production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 36 percent of corn production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 31 percent of soybean production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 86 percent of sunflower production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 99 percent of durum wheat production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 99 percent of spring wheat production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 30 percent of winter wheat production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 36 percent of hay acreage production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 64 percent of alfalfa acreage production is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 44 percent of the hog inventory is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 32 percent of the cattle inventory is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 48 percent of the milk cow inventory is within an area experiencing drought.”

    -“Approximately 53 percent of the sheep inventory is within an area experiencing drought.”

    We have never seen anything quite like this.

    This may surprise some of you to hear, but I am actually at a loss for words.  I have been warning that this would happen, but to see it actually play out is another thing altogether.

    Initially, the number one way that this will affect you personally is through higher prices at the grocery store.

    At the same time that our leaders are dramatically ramping up the money supply, agricultural production will be well below original projections.

    This is a slow-motion train wreck of epic proportions, and it is happening right in front of our eyes.

    And it isn’t just North America that is having a problem.  All over the globe, crazy weather patterns are playing havoc with food production, and global food supplies are just getting tighter and tighter.

    This isn’t going to end well, but most of you have already figured that out by now.

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      1. This is just the beginning.

        Read the back of the book if you want to learn more.

      2. FEAR PORN: “it begins” “now it finally begins” “and so it begins” is such a cliche, overused, worn-out trope that anyone using it is announcing their total lack of intelligent thought.
        FEAR. PORN.
        This blog knows better.

      3. I don’t think the higher beef prices have worked their way through to here yet. Usually, if the ranchers sell their beef to reduce their herds, the prices will reflect a glut at first and go lower. Then when the beef becomes scarce prices go up.

        Anyway, my butcher told me he’s having a sale on ground beef next week @ $2.80 a pound. Maybe I should get 20 pounds instead of 10.


        One of the largest tomato producers in California, Houwelings, has gone out of business, laid off 500 workers, and sold a couple million square feet of greenhouses to Glass House Brands, a cannabis grower.

        If they can’t have vegetables to eat, they can smoke pot instead.

        • I know a lady that cans hamburger in quart mason jars. She says it keeps for several years.

          When she cans, she processes about 60 pounds of hamburger at a time.

        • Maybe the cows were vaccinated? Speaking of vaccinated cattle dropping dead, the vax is doing it’s job. Coverup after coverup hiding the numbers. Some even want to make it a crime to report it. They need to hurry asap and get as many vaxxed as possible before it is blatantly obvious the vax is made to kill.

      4. I don’ know where you live JRS but ground chuck is up $1.65 where I am from a few weeks ago, if you can get it. The average steak price is $13.99 a pound. Baby back ribs are 5.99 a lb. About the only thing near normal is chicken, but even that is up. Yet the meat packing plants here are working around the clock. So what is up? I know inflation is a big part of it, and higher gas prices, but with ranchers selling off cattle rather than watching them starve, prices should at least be stable. I have a relative that is an engineer at one of the biggest beef plants and they are swamped with cows.

      5. Snyder is a joke, he claims to know God, yet he knoweth God not…for if he did he would be giving glory to the Lord God, for the Lord’s way are just and true.

        If he truly knew God he would be embracing these days…instead of spewing this is not supposed to happen in North America…evidently he does not read the word of God to see the Lord Jesus is sovereign over all His creation and sits in the heavens and does as He pleases.

        key in on verse 23 below and know the Lord Reigns Supreme

        Job 12:20-25
        New American Standard Bible

        20 He deprives the trusted ones of speech,
        And takes away the discernment of the elders.
        21 He pours contempt on nobles,
        And loosens the belt of the strong.
        22 He reveals mysteries from the darkness,
        And brings the deep darkness into light.
        23 He makes the nations great, then destroys them;
        He [a]enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
        24 He deprives the leaders of the earth’s people of [b]intelligence
        And makes them wander in a pathless wasteland.
        25 They grope in darkness with no light,
        And He makes them stagger like a drunken person.

        Psalm 135:6
        New American Standard Bible
        6 Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
        In heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all the ocean depths.

        The truth hurts, yet as Jesus stated in John 9 if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed…from sin…

        Notice the Son must set you free…you have no power within yourself to free yourself from sin…

        All glory and praise be to God.

        • You ramblings are indecipherable. If you hate Snyder so much, don’t read SHTF. Problem solved.

      6. I don’t know what was your major means of subsistence, before white people allowed you to plead weather change.

        I do know, there has to be a tall fence, around your tiny desalination plant, or your tribe will break it.

        I feel that civilizations with pottery and bricks can have distillation, and I have always wondered why there was never monolithic infrastructure, on par with aqueducts.

      7. Snyder is a retard but I read his stuff. Can’t throw the baby out with the bath water….

        • Sure, but you are not posting indecipherable ramblings. If someone has a point make it clearly and decisively about what was said in the post. I have no idea what Christina Soldier is getting at.

      8. Seems like everyone enjoys good fear-mongering these days!!! The thing is, there are solutions to all these problems, and Mr. Snyder your lamenting the loss of 465K cattle in Sonora means nothing to me… There are 203 TIMES that many cattle in the US!!! There are solutions to this drought problem that can be very easily solved if people quit relying on narcissistic corrupt lying Politicians to make everything all better!!! I don’t stop by SHTFplan often, so if you’re interested in ideas to make yourself more resilient to what’s going on… PM me at Douglas Carlsten on Fakebook. No, I’m not selling anything, but ideas, and some hard work.

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