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Alberta Beef Producers Concerned as More Countries Restrict Canadian Beef Imports Due to BSE

Posted March 02, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Global News)

Word that China has joined a growing list of countries to impose temporary trade restrictions on beef imports from Canada has caused concern among some Alberta beef producers.

“I am very concerned. I hate to see it,” said Dave Durie of Duralta Farms east of Vegreville. “We finally got to where we are making a profit and people are so up and up about this deal.

“The cattle industry, you feel good about coming to a sale now and spending a dollar and everybody wants to spend a dollar. But it makes you nervous.” Click here to read more.

Note: CFIA advises that the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) webpage has been updated.