Lack of Government Compensation for Quarantined Cattle Inexcusable

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Opinion

With the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tuberculosis investigation ongoing and no clearly-defined ending in sight, concern is rising for the ranches involved. Currently, compensation only exists if animals need to be destroyed. At the Agriculture Committee meeting in Ottawa this week, it was made very clear that the status quo is going to leave the quarantined ranchers financially ruined. Just one example of the scale of the dire financial situation was put into context best by rancher Brad Osadczuk who stated to legislators that the quarantine is costing him $92,000 per month to feed 400 head of cattle —…

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