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Sunday, March 19, 2006
U.S. answers Japan's questions on beef shipment report
JAPAN - The United States has sent to Japan an e-mail answering Japan's questions about an earlier U.S. government report on a U.S. beef shipment in January that contained banned mad cow disease risk material, agriculture ministry officials said Sunday....
Saturday, March 18, 2006
US Likely To Test Offspring Calf Of BSE Cow For Disease
US - The USDA confirmed Monday this week the Alabama cow was the third case of BSE found in the U.S. The cow was exhumed Thursday from where the owner had buried it on an Alabama farm so that government officials could re-examine the animal's teeth...
Friday, March 17, 2006
BSE confirmed in cow raised for food in Japan
JAPAN - Japanese officials have confirmed the country's first case of mad cow disease in cattle specifically raised to provide meat. A 14-year-old female cow among cattle bred for beef in the southern prefecture (state) of Nagasaki was confirmed to...
2nd USDA Confirmatory Test Results Positive for BSE
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that the second of two bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmatory tests conducted on an Alabama cow has returned a positive...
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Mad-Cow Feed Rules Should Ban Poultry Feces, U.S. Senator Says
US - Poultry feces should be banned from cattle feed under rules to be revised this year because the waste may contain traces of mad cow disease, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin told U.S. regulators. The practice of feeding cattle parts to poultry and then...
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Asia sees little impact from 3rd US mad cow case
ASIA - Japan and South Korea said the discovery of a third case of mad cow disease in the U.S. would have no impact on plans to resume U.S. beef imports, easing pressure as Washington negotiates with its former top markets to have a ban lifted. Japanese...
BSE news to have little impact on U.S. cattle market, analysts say
US - Because of other negative fundamentals already in play, the U.S. cattle market will feel very little impact from the USDA's announcement of a confirmed BSE case, market analysts told Agriculture Online on Monday. Jeff Stolle, Nebraska Cattlemen's...
New U.S. Case of Mad Cow Could Halt Imports
US - Korea may have to halt the resumption of beef imports from the U.S. after the U.S. Agriculture Department announced on Monday that a cow at an Alabama farm tested positive for mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The department's...
Monday, March 13, 2006
Seoul to reconsider imports of US beef if mad cow case confirmed
South Korea may again ban imports of US beef if tests confirm a suspected mad cow case in the United States reported over the weekend, a South Korean government official said today. Source: English.eastday.com...
Sunday, March 12, 2006
U.S. works to reassure Japan, other countries amid suspect case of mad cow disease
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is trying to reassure Japan and other foreign customers of American beef while awaiting further tests on a suspected case of mad cow disease. Source: HoustonChronicle.com...
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Statement Regarding Inconclusive BSE Test Results
WASHINGTON - Statement by Chief Veterinary Medical Officer John Clifford Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Regarding Inconclusive BSE Test Results, March 11, 2006. Source: USDA...
U.S. May Have New Mad Cow Case
The Agriculture Department is investigating a possible case of mad cow disease, the agency's chief veterinarian said Saturday. A routine test indicated the possible presence of mad cow disease, said John Clifford, the USDA official. They agency would...
Friday, March 10, 2006
British beef is clear for export
IRELAND - Ten years after the height of the mad cow crisis, British beef was finally cleared for export to Ireland and the rest of the EU last night. EU veterinary experts first imposed the ban when BSE was discovered in the British national herd, leading...
British Beef Back On Sale
UK - Cumbria farmers have welcomed the lifting of the 10-year ban on British beef exports. The embargo is set to be lifted next month after a committee of European vets ruled BSE has dropped to safe levels in British cattle. Trevor Wilson, of Low Bankside...
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
UK beef export ban lifted by EU
UK - A worldwide ban on British beef exports has been lifted by the EU - 10 years after it was introduced to prevent the spread of mad cow disease. The trade was worth £675m a year to British farmers, but live exports had also sparked animal rights...
Friday, February 24, 2006
British tests clear Croatian mad cow case
CROATIA - Additional tests on samples of a Croatian cow that initially tested positive for madcow disease have proved negative. ...
Cattlemen's Capitol Concerns: Japan Trade Update; BSE Surveillance
USDA's Enhanced BSE Surveillance Program continues having already tested over half million high-risk animals for BSE since June 1, 2004. As of today, the program has tested 627,769 targeted animals at highest risk for BSE and has found only...
Two new BSE cases in Republic
The Irish Department of Agriculture is confirming two new cases of BSE this week. Source: UTV Internet...
Monday, February 20, 2006
Canadian Tests Find no More BSE Cases in Herd
WINNIPEG - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday there were no additional cases of mad cow disease found in the herdmates of an Alberta cow that tested positive for the brain-wasting condition, and none of the animals left the country....
Japan Wants Assurances For U.S. Beef
WASHINGTON - Japan will resume imports of U.S. beef only if Washington can convince Tokyo that it will implement effective safeguards against mad cow disease, a top Japanese official said Tuesday. Source: KUTV...
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Germany Amending BSE Testing Law
WASHINGTON - Germany will raise the age at which slaughtered cattle are tested for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from 24 to 30 months in April to bring its laws into line with those for the European Union. Source: AgReport Farm Market...
Friday, February 17, 2006
Two BSE cases detected in Ireland
Two more BSE cases have been identified in Ireland. They are in dairy cattle, aged 11 and 12 years in counties Clare and Galway. The total number of cases so far this year is 12. Source: UTV Internet...
Friday, February 10, 2006
BSE cow was fed banned bone meal
JAPAN - A cow that died last month as Japan`s 22nd confirmed case of mad cow disease had been fed meat-and-bone meal, a Japanese official has said. This is the first known use of meat-and-bone meal in Japan since it was banned in 2001 due to...
Dozens of new BSE cases suspected in Japan
JAPAN - Media reports out of Tokyo warn that Japan may now be dealing with more than forty new cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. According to Japanese wire reports, a farm in Hokkaido is suspected of having 45 cows that are positive...
Japan Ag Official: U.S. Must Explain Cattle With BSE Symptoms
JAPAN - A senior Japanese agricultural official said Thursday that the U.S. needs to explain reports of "downer" cattle - animals displaying symptoms thought to indicate mad-cow disease - being used for meat in the U.S in order to...
US slaughterhouses processed cattle unable to walk
JAPAN - Government officials hinted Thursday at a further delay in resuming U.S. beef imports following a disturbing report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that 20 sickly cattle were processed for human consumption. The animals in question...
U.S. Tests 605,000 Cattle for Mad Cow
US - In June 2004, six months after the United States reported its first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a cow in Washington State, the Agriculture Department (USDA) expanded its testing program for the brain-destroying disease....
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Johanns seeks to resolve Japanese beef ban
US - Speaking to nearly 5,000 cattle producers at last week's Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Denver, Colo., U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns called the latest Japanese ban on U.S. beef a "temporary setback." He...
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