U.S. ranchers’ group loses bid to block border to Cdn cattle, beef
CFRB Radio, Toronto
EDMONTON (CP) – An American ranchers’ group has lost its bid for a permanent injunction to ban Canadian cattle and beef from coming into their country.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association said in a news release that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull rejected the request by R-CALF in a court in Billings, Mont. The trade protectionist group wanted Cebull to scrap the U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that reopened the border to live cattle under 30 months old and boxed cuts of Canadian beef. The case had been pending before Cebull since last July.