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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
U.S. beef imports to resume Monday
JAPAN - The government Monday will lift the two-year ban on U.S. beef imports despite consumers' doubts that U.S. measures can eliminate the risk of meat tainted by mad cow disease. Officials said once the decision is finalized Monday, importers...
BSE’s Not The Only Trade Barrier Hurting U.S. Cattlemen
US - During this holiday season, many of us will have the opportunity to treat family and friends to a terrific steak or prime rib dinner. What could be better than sitting down at your favorite steakhouse, for a delicious beef meal with all...
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
USDA: Completes BSE Tests On Healthy-Looking Cattle
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed mad-cow disease testing program on cattle that appeared completely healthy and found no positive cases, a USDA official said Monday. USDA's goal was to test 20,000 healthy-looking cattle,...
Monday, December 05, 2005
OTMS will come to an end in weeks
UK - The ending of the over-30-month scheme on 23 January has been officially confirmed by DEFRA this week, although there continue to be rumblings of disquiet among Scottish producers, who fear the timing is unfair. Northumberland beef producer...
Friday, December 02, 2005
National Beef Packing Co: Annual Profits Down 53% On BSE
KANSAS CITY - National Beef Packing Co. LLC, the nation's fourth-largest beef processor, on Wednesday said annual profits dropped 53% this year, blaming continued fallout from the mad cow scare. For the fiscal year ending Aug. 27, the Kansas...
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Japan Panel Ends Public Opinion Gathering On BSE
JAPAN - Japan's government-appointed Food Safety Commission Tuesday completed the process of gathering public feedback on the issue of whether to resume beef imports from the U.S. and Canada, Kyodo News reported. The Commission is due to deliver...
23rd BSE case confirmed in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - A control test today confirmed the 23rd case of mad-cow disease BSE in the Czech Republic - in a nearly 5-year old cow of agricultural cooperative Krasna Hora in the Central Bohemian district of Pribram. The cow is from the...
Friday, November 25, 2005
NFU to Prepare Cheshire Farmers for More Changes in Beef Market
UK - Uncertainty once again surrounds the Cheshire farming industry as it enters yet another period of change now that cattle over thirty months old is allowed back into the food chain. Following the BSE scare of 1996, the Government brought...
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
US makes move to fully open border in 2006 to pre-BSE standards
US - While no target date has been set, the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans on lifting the remaining restrictions on Canadian cattle over-30-months within a year, restoring trade to the way it was pre-BSE. USDA administrator Ron Dehaven...
Monday, November 21, 2005
USDA to prolong expanded BSE testing program
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to keep its expanded testing program for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) going indefinitely instead of scaling it back at the end of this year, according to recent reports. Source: Cidrap...
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Bison industry bounces back after BSE crisis
CANADA - Canadian ranchers who hung on to their bison during the BSE crisis are now reaping the rewards in a big way. Bison were lumped in with cattle when the U.S. border slammed shut to ruminants after mad cow disease was detected in an Alberta...
Hearings Are Key to Resuming Imports of US Beef, Japan Says
JAPAN - Japan's agriculture minister Shoichi Nakagawa, said public hearings on U.S. beef safety are key to resuming imports. ``Public hearings, now under way, are the important final step to gain public trust in U.S. beef,'' Nakagawa said. Japan's...
Friday, November 11, 2005
End To Over 30 Month Rule Is Good News For Beef Industry
UK - The Over Thirty Month (OTM) rule was lifted on Monday. The OTM Rule, which stops older cattle entering the human food chain, has been in place since March 1996. It is now being replaced with a BSE testing regime. Northern Ireland Agriculture...
Report faults testing of feed to prevent mad cow disease
US - The government started testing livestock feed two years ago to ensure that mills were following rules to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, but officials failed to properly follow up on suspect samples, congressional investigators say....
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Report finds flaws in mad cow disease-related testing
US - Government investigators say testing is too slow at times to prevent cattle from eating feed that might be contaminated, just one flaw they cited in a program to help stop mad cow disease from spreading. Feed safeguards are the most important...
Monday, November 07, 2005
UK lifts ban on older cattle entering food chain
UK - Britain's farm ministry on Monday lifted a ban on some older cattle entering the food chain, removing a key measure used to combat deadly mad cow disease. The move, which had been expected, provided a boost for Britain's beef industry which...
Thursday, November 03, 2005
US meat processor expects Japan business
US - Following the Japan Food Commission approval of a report on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) disease Wednesday, U.S. cattle leaders are staying cautiously optimistic about trade resumption. Meanwhile, at least one meatpacker will...
Friday, October 28, 2005
Cattlemen’s Capitol Concerns: Sanctions On Japan, BSE Surveillance
US - Senate Bill Calls for Sanctions on Japan: Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) introduced bipartisan legislation October 26 calling for tariffs on Japanese products if Japan fails to reopen its market to U.S. beef. The...
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Panel struggles over BSE report
A panel of experts Monday failed to reach an agreement on a draft report concerning the risk of mad cow disease in young North American cattle. They did agree that the risk of mad cow disease in young U.S. and Canadian cattle without testing...
Friday, October 21, 2005
USDA's Johanns And USTR Portman Welcome Lifting Of Beef Ban By Thailand
US - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman welcomed Thailand's decision to lift its ban on most imports of U.S. beef. "I commend Thailand officials for reopening their market to U.S. beef and...
Korea May Soon Be Importing U.S. Beef Again
US - Korea will decide between the end of this month and early November on whether to resume U.S. beef imports now that Seoul has received its requested information, a government official said, according the Korea Herald newspaper. "The...
Monday, October 17, 2005
Cattle group loses case to re-hear Canadian beef case
CANADA - Cattle producer group R-CALF in the United States has again been unsuccessful in its attempt to have a case against Canadian beef imports re-heard. The border was re-opened in July this year but the group is arguing the risk of BSE...
Friday, October 14, 2005
Opposition presents bills seeking strict BSE rules
TOKYO — The Democratic Party of Japan, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party on Thursday submitted to the Diet two bills aimed at imposing checks for mad cow disease on imported beef comparable to those for domestic...
Mad cow type diseases may spread in urine-study
WASHINGTON - The agent that causes mad cow disease, scrapie and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk may sometimes be spread through urine, Swiss researchers reported on Thursday. Source: Reuters...
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Help for beef farmers in resuming exports
UK - There was good news for beef producers yesterday from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a joint announcement that everything possible...
Japan likely to lift beef ban by year end
TOKYO – Japan’s imports of U.S. and Canadian beef are likely to resume before the end of the year, based on an analysis by the Expert Committee on Prions, a sub-group of the country’s Food Safety Commission (FSC), released at a meeting Oct. 4. Source:...
Government consults on lifting BSE export ban
UK - The Government today began a consultation on expected changes to UK legislation to lift the EU ban on the export of beef, bovine products and live cattle. The consultation also deals with consequential changes to controls on Specified Risk Materials...
Government consults on lifting BSE export ban
UK - The Government today began a consultation on expected changes to UK legislation to lift the EU ban on the export of beef, bovine products and live cattle. The consultation also deals with consequential changes to controls on Specified Risk Materials...
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