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Friday, September 15, 2006
Show cattle remain BSE casualties
US - Carleton Place area Hereford producer Mack James remembers the good old days before BSE, before stringent border regulations, when a man could haul his best animals unimpeded into the U.S. for showing at the Great New York State Fair. That was...
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Canada pushing forward with traceability
CANADA - Canada’s government is offering US$1.5m in financial help to the country's struggling meat sector in a bid get traceability programs on track. The Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) is one of many government efforts to aid...
Canadian meat producers battling BSE's residual effects
CANADA - Canada's meat industry is still struggling to recover from a spat of disease scares and import bans that have crippled production. However, the lifting of trade restrictions and the implementation of feed standards has started to have positive...
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Bright future forecast for quality beef producers
UK - The trade for prime cattle is running slightly ahead of the levels seen before the 1996 BSE crisis, with Scottish producers receiving around 225p per kilo deadweight. But during the intervening years costs have considerably increased. However,...
US Feed Ban May Be Too Costly To Industry
US - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have underestimated the cost to industry of the government's plan to improve the way mad-cow disease contamination is kept out of livestock feed, Steve Sundlof, director of the FDA Center for Veterinary...
Monday, September 11, 2006
High tech tags now cattle industry standard
CANADA - The latest tracking technology is now the cattle industry standard for B.C. producers. Radio Frequency Identification tags replaced bar code tags introduced in 2000 when legislation required all cows leaving the herd of origin to be tagged....
Friday, September 08, 2006
U.S. Beef Finally Cleared for Import
SOUTH KOREA - Korea has finally lifted a ban on U.S. beef imports after an inspection of 36 meat processing facilities in the U.S. in May and September found no problems, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said Friday. Seoul and Washington earlier...
South Korea Resumes Importation of U.S. Boneless Beef
US - The Republic of Korea announced on September 7 that it will resume importing U.S. boneless beef, but only from cattle less than 30 months of age. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, in a statement released the same day, said: “Trade...
Japan not to ease rule on U.S. beef imports: Farm Ministry official
JAPAN - Japanese Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Yoshio Kobayashi said Thursday that Japan has no plans at present to ease its rule on U.S. beef imports. Kobayashi made the remark at a press conference after U.S. Agriculture Secretary...
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Canadian BSE Cow Might Have Missed Testing -R-CALF USA
CANADA - For more than a year, the beef from Canada's youngest victim of mad cow disease would have been eligible for export to the U.S., and even at 50 months of age, she might not have been tested for the disease if she hadn't died of an unrelated...
BSE-Induced Beef Trade Ban Still Haunts U.S. Market
US - The U.S. beef industry probably lost from $3.2 billion to $4.7 billion during 2004 after Japan and South Korea banned imports of the product following discovery of a BSE case in the U.S. South Korea has since lifted its ban and may begin importing...
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
AAFC: Canada's New Government Launches $1.7 Million Canadian Integrated Traceability Program
CANADA - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced the Canadian Integrated Traceability Program (CITP) worth $1.7 million. This new program will accelerate the development,...
Korea Will Lift Ban on US Beef Soon
KOREA - U.S. meat processing facilities have addressed South Korean concerns, raising the possibility that South Korea may lift its ban on American beef, a senior government official said Wednesday. Source: The Korean Times...
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Few concerns on latest BSE case
CANADA - Canada’s ninth, and latest case of BSE has occurred in a Charlais cross cow about eight to 10 years old. “She was bought as a five year old,” said Grant Lastiwka, a beef/forage specialist with the Alberta Agriculture Information...
Saturday, September 02, 2006
CFIA report conflicts with USDA position on BSE
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued last week the conclusive report on its epidemiological investigation of a 50-month old dairy cow diagnosed with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on July 13, 2006, a report that revealed...
Friday, September 01, 2006
Canadian BSE Case May Indicate Testing Regimes Are Missing Infections
US - The 50-month-old dairy cow dairy cow found on a farm in Alberta evidently showed prion development months earlier than could have been expected, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency report on its investigation of the case. Source: CattleNetwork...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Canada must scrutinize the feed industry
CANADA - Canada's largest market for beef, the United States, postponed plans to allow more imports of Canadian cattle over the age of 30 months in light of this country's latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) found in Alberta. It is...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Canada cow diagnosed with mad cow disease
CANADA - Canadian officials say a 50-month-old Alberta dairy cow contracted bovine spongiform encephalopathy -- or mad cow disease -- from contaminated feed. Source: Political Gateway...
No alarm bells ringing following new BSE
CANADA - Canada’s fifth case of BSE this year has been confirmed in an Alberta cow, officials said last Wednesday. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said preliminary information provided by the owner and an examination conducted by a private...
Friday, August 25, 2006
Alberta hotspot for mad cow disease, says R-CALF
ALBERTA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the detection of the country's eighth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease in an Alberta beef cow. This is Canada's fifth mad cow case this year and overall eighth...
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Mad cow disease confirmed in Alberta cow
ALBERTA - Government officials confirmed Canada's eighth case of mad-cow disease in a mature beef cow from Alberta on Wednesday. But no part of the animal's carcass has entered human or animal food chains, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. Source:...
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Japan has a cow over American beef
JAPAN - It's been weeks since Japan ditched its import ban on U.S. beef and the first shipment went on sale, but American beef is nowhere to be seen at supermarkets here - except this nation's five Costco stores. Many Japanese are worried about the...
Mad cow research to continue
SWITZERLAND - One of the world's leading experts on mad cow disease tells swissinfo why the Swiss government will continue research into the disease despite its near disappearance. Adriano Aguzzi, director of the Institute of Neuropathology at Zurich...
Friday, August 18, 2006
Progress report on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies published
UK - The third annual progress report on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in Great Britain is published today. The 2005 report notes the continued decline in the number of BSE cases and the achievement of three key targets. Source: Defra...
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Cattle numbers plunge since reopening of US border
CANADA - After swelling to a record high, Canada's cattle herd plunged by 810,000 head in the year since the American border reopened to some live bovines the first decline in herd size in seven years. Cattlemen reported 16.2 million head on their farms...
British beef available in Cyprus from 2007
CYPRUS - British beef is to be exported for the first time to Cyprus following a decision by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) to launch a major marketing campaign through supermarket retailer Carrefour on the island.     ...
Mad cow disease no longer a priority for Swiss
SWITZERLAND - The Federal Veterinary Office says it will reduce its BSE unit from 20 people to 12 by the end of 2006 and shift its focus to the entire food production chain. So far this year two cases of BSE have been reported; in 2005 the Swiss authorities...
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Japanese wary of US beef imports
JAPAN - Last month, Japan reopened its doors to US beef, giving hope to exporters that the lucrative market might rebound, but Japanese consumers are not as optimistic. Source: FoodNavigator-USA...
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