COOL appeal denied

Global News

Another delay for livestock producers who want the U.S. to change country of origin labeling on meat.
On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals denied an appeal by North American meat industry groups to overturn mandatory Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling legislation.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Pork Council, producers and other groups are disappointed. They say producers will continue to lose money because of it.

It’s been an uphill battle for cattle and hog producers.

“We produce as good or higher quality product as the Americans,” said feedlot owner Leighton Kolk. “yet when we go to ship it to the American consumer we’re getting paid five to 10 percent less than what it’s worth, the exact same animal except across the border. You know, those are significant dollars.”

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is disappointed with the appeal court’s ruling.

John Masswohl, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s director of…

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