ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 1973
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(Studio) Meat packers' plants close around country because of beef freeze. Cattlemen have been selling meat elsewhere.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Sioux City, Iowa) Canadian buyers for meat packers buy up American cattle, slaughter and pack meat in Canada, then resell beef at higher prices in US. Freeze doesn't apply to beef imported into US. [Cattleman Ray SWITZER - believes beef ceiling is erroneous and most illegal thing that could occur in cattle industry Believes American cattlemen are forced to sell cattle to Canada to make profit. Hurts United States economy] Cost of Living Council reports United States beef processed elsewhere now subject to the freeze. No way to distinguish Canadian beef and United States beef, however.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
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