The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) stated it remains convinced of the merits of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule to re-open the border to live cattle and an expanded list of beef products and that today's decision in the R-CALF vs. USDA lawsuit is a temporary setback.

The judge hearing the case today issued a preliminary injunction against the rule to expand the list of products eligible for import until a hearing can be scheduled on the merits of a permanent injunction. The border had been scheduled to re-open to live Canadian feeder and slaughter cattle and an expanded list of beef products on Monday, March 7. Further information will be known when the
judge issues his written decision.

Source: Association Release