From: The Western Producer – Barb Glen – March 11, 2013
The price for slaughter horses in Alberta has been cut in half by recent discoveries in Europe that beef has been combined with horsemeat in some European plants and products.
Bruce Flewelling, an auctioneer who buys and sells horses for slaughter, said prices are now at 25 to 30 cents per pound, down from 40 to 45 cents before the European food scandal began about three weeks ago.
The two Alberta plants that handle horses have reduced the number of animals processed in recent weeks because of reduced European demand, he added.
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