China’s ban on Canadian beef still in place year-and-a-half later; industry in dark


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Open this photo in gallery: Cattle at the Thorlakson Feedyards near Airdrie, Alta., on May 28, 2020.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A Chinese ban on Canadian beef that industry officials expected would be short-lived remains in place 17 months later, and industry representatives say they remain in the dark about the reasons. China has been blocking beef shipments from Canadian processing plants ever since an atypical case of BSE, or mad cow disease, was found on an Alberta farm in December of 2021. At the time, Canadian officials expressed little concern that the case would have lasting market impacts. Atypical BSE...