At least one person is dead and more than 500 people are sick with COVID-19 after an outbreak at a Cargill meat processing plant near High River, Alta.
The plant, which has been forced to shut down, represents more than one-third of Canada’s beef processing capacity. So what does this mean for beef farmers and consumers here in Ontario?
Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre asked Joe Dickenson, a beef farmer in Oil Springs, near Sarnia, Ont. Dickenson is also president of the Lambton Cattlemen’s Association and serves on the board of the Beef Farmers of Ontario.
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