Oklahoma cattle producers worry about Canadian cattle

Friday, January 14th 2005, 10:09 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma cattle producers are worried about cattle from Canada coming to the US when a ban is lifted in March.

The ban is being lifted despite two recent cases of mad cow disease found in Canada.

In addition to mad cow disease possibly hurting consumer confidence in beef, large numbers of Canadian cattle is likely to reduce beef prices.

Bill Barnhart with the OKC West Livestock Market in Oklahoma City says producers are overwhelmingly opposed to re-opening the US market to Canadian cattle.

And Oklahoma National Stockyards president Rob Fisher says he doesn't want to see Canada's problems moved to the US.