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This page provides a summary list of both recent and past news articles related to BSE in Cattle. To read just the BSE news from a specific country click on that country's flag.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005
BSE Crisis Opens New Markets for Beef in Canada
CANADA - "Walking into Spenst Bros. Premium Meats in Winkler, Manitoba is enough to make you want to take the word "disaster" out of our BSE vocabulary," says Laura Rance, associate editor of the Farmers' Independent Weekly, in a CBC Radio editorial....
BSE Crisis Opens New Markets for Beef in Canada
CANADA - "Walking into Spenst Bros. Premium Meats in Winkler, Manitoba is enough to make you want to take the word "disaster" out of our BSE vocabulary," says Laura Rance, associate editor of the Farmers' Independent Weekly, in a CBC Radio editorial....
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Canada's Ag Minister Reflects on BSE Two Years Later
CANADA - Since bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in Canada in May 2003, the government of Canada has allocated more than C$2 billion for BSE aid to producers and BSE programs designed to reposition the livestock industry. Speaking on the...
Monday, May 16, 2005
Beef rescue plan touted
CANADA - If Stan Eby has his way, the only way cattle will be leaving Canada is in a box. After two years with no international markets for live cattle - and no end in sight - the embattled beef industry believes a cut-in-Canada solution is the key...
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Canadian beef industry loses patience in bid to reopen border
CANADA - Canadian frustration over the failure to reopen the US border to Canadian beef imports has fuelled demands to accelerate the expansion of its own meat processing capacity. The announcement highlights the frustration felt within Canada’s...
Friday, April 22, 2005
Tories want role in BSE injunction hearing
CANADA - The federal Conservatives will ask a Montana judge to grant them intervener status in the case determining whether the U.S. border should open to Canadian cattle. Trade critic Belinda Stronach said Canada needs to be represented at the hearing,...
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Canada's BSE plague may be U.S.-bred
CANADA - An investigation by a Canadian news organization has found U.S. scientists improperly analyzed two suspected cases of mad cow disease. The findings are important because they strongly suggest the disease, which has devastated Canada's beef...
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Farmers sue feds, seek BSE billions
CANADA - The devastating financial hardship the mad-cow crisis has caused Canada's cattle producers has sparked four mammoth class-action lawsuits that accuse the federal government of gross negligence. The co-ordinated suits, launched in Alberta, Saskatchewan,...
Monday, April 11, 2005
Mad-cow suit blames Ottawa
CANADA - A $7-billion class-action suit being launched this morning on behalf of 100,000 farmers in four provinces accuses the federal government of negligently allowing "mad-cow disease" to devastate the cattle industry. The lawsuit claims that a federal...
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Quebec farmer sues Ottawa and Ridley Inc. over mad cow border closure
CANADA - Quebec farmer hopes to secure court approval for a class-action suit against the federal government and animal feed company Ridley Inc. over mad cow disease and the U.S. ban on Canadian beef exports. Donald Berneche of St-Gabriel-de-Brandon,...
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Canada-Mexico-U.S. agree to a harmonized BSE import standard
CANADA - Officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States (U.S.) met recently in Mexico City and agreed to a harmonized North American import standard for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Source: CFIA...
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Martin, Bush remain divided over trade beefs
CANADA - Prime Minister Paul Martin pressed the hot-button trade issues yesterday, but made little progress during a lunch meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush at his Crawford ranch. Chicken was on the menu -- but Martin said they were talking...
Monday, March 14, 2005
Is it trade war yet? Canada takes off the gloves, invests $50 million in global marketing
CANADA - Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Andy Mitchell announced Thursday that the Canadian government will donate $50 million (Canadian) to the Canadian Cattlemen Association's Legacy Fund. The fund will use the cash to reclaim lost markets and...
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Mad-cow ruling dims Canadian hopes again
CANADA - Just days before Canadian ranchers were to ship young cattle to the United States for the first time in nearly two years, a U.S. judge ordered a temporary halt to the Bush administration's plan to resume trade because of concerns raised about...
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Protecting public health from BSE risks
CANADA - The Government of Canada is addressing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risks from human health and animal health perspectives. On the human health side, the meat inspection system in Canada is designed to assure the safety of meat products....
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Stats Can attaches numbers to mad cow mess
CANADA - Beef exports from Canada plummeted more than half the amount of 2002, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. While it's no secret the beef industry has taken a financial beating since the U.S. closed its border in response to a case...
Friday, February 18, 2005
Canada, US Urged to Test All Older Cattle for BSE
CANADA - Canada and the United States should consider testing all cattle over the age of 30 months for mad cow disease to ensure they find all cases of the brain-wasting disease, a French expert said on Thursday. The two countries would then have to...
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Canada suspects tainted feed in third BSE case
CANADA - The investigation of Canada's third case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, suggests that the cow ate feed contaminated with banned materials, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Source: Cidrap...
Investigation into Jan 11 BSE case concludes
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has concluded its investigation into the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed on January 11, 2005. All animals tested through the investigation were found negative for BSE. Source:...
Monday, February 14, 2005
Contaminated Feed May Be Cause of Canada BSE Case
CANADA - Contaminated cattle feed, produced shortly after a 1997 ban designed to prevent mad cow disease, could be the cause of Canada's Jan. 11 case of the disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday. But detailed production records for...
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Mad cow losses pushes milk price hikes
CANADA - Canadians will be faced with higher prices for dairy products not just at the supermarket but also when they dine out, an association of restaurant owners warned Tuesday as the average price on a litre of milk rose between four and seven cents....
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Canada and BSE: It isn't rocket science
CANADA - The decision by the USDA to reopen the U.S. border to live cattle imports on March 7, 2005, continues to reverberate throughout the cattle industry and general farm organizations. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has backed...
Cull not the answer, say ranchers
CANADA - With U.S. animal health inspectors beginning their tour of Alberta ranches, feedlots and packing plants last week, both Premier Ralph Klein and federal Conservative leader Stephen Harper publicly mused on the previously unthinkable -- a mass...
Monday, January 24, 2005
Officials Still Looking for Cows from Canadian BSE Herd
CANADA - Government officials in Canada and the United States are tracing six cows shipped into the United States from the same Canadian herd as a cow recently found to be infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The infected cow was born within...
Friday, January 21, 2005
New findings on prions suggest higher BSE risk
CANADA - The human food chain may not be as well protected from BSE as everyone hopes, scientists admitted Thursday in the wake of publication of new research showing the malformed proteins that cause the brain-wasting disease can be found in more tissues...
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Martin urges Japan to end beef ban
CANADA - Prime Minister Paul Martin is pushing his Japanese counterpart to open the country to Canadian beef as the men kicked off the first Canada-Japan meeting of leaders in six years. Canadian officials said that the Prime Minister was making his...
6 cattle tied to BSE animal shipped to US
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is trying to trace six cows it says were born on the same farm as a BSE-infected animal and then shipped to the US. Spokesman Marc Richard said American officials have been contacted and are looking for the...
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
New BSE case heightens border fears
CANADA - Fear and worry surrounding a second case of BSE found in an Alberta dairy cow Jan. 2 barely had time to settle before a third case of the disease was found in a central Alberta cow Jan. 11. Only this time, alarm bells have sounded with the...
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