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Monday, January 17, 2005
U.S. ranchers to inspect Alberta cattle facilities
ALBERTA - Ranchers from the largest cattlemen's group in the U.S. will embark on a fact-finding mission next week to cattle facilities in Alberta. Nine ranchers from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association will visit the province's slaughterhouses...
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Test all cattle to end BSE scare
CANADA - I've read numerous reports that the cattle here in Canada that contracted BSE more than likely were fed contaminated feed. If that is the case where did this feed come from? According to British customs officials potentially contaminated feed...
BSE's collateral damage: sales of pork, sheep, goats
CANADA - Linda Knechtel is the sultan of swine. Working out of the Best Little Pork Shoppe in the one-light hamlet of Shakespeare, she has peddled pickled boneless pork hocks, meaty back ribs and sausage-stuffed pork steaks for 18 years to thousands...
Friday, January 14, 2005
Canada's Top Vet Says Mad Cow Cull Not Good Science
CANADA - Canada's chief veterinarian said culling older cattle would not be ``scientifically valid'' and an inappropriate weapon against the spread of mad cow disease. "To implement a massive cull at this point would not be consistent with the information...
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Canada doing damage control over BSE
CANADA - Canada is in full damage control mode over the latest mad cow scare, as concerns about Canadian beef mounted on both sides of the border. News that another Alberta cow tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) provided more...
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Two mad cows in 10 days a coincidence-Canada vet
CANADA - Finding two cases of mad cow disease in 10 days is a coincidence and does not indicate a growing problem with bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Canada, the country's chief veterinarian said on Tuesday. Source: Reuters...
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Canadian BSE probe suggests 38 cattle at risk
CANADA - Investigators of Canada's second case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) have determined that 38 cattle might have been exposed to the same feed as the infected cow and that one of those was exported to the United States. Source: Cidrap...
Friday, January 07, 2005
Canada confirms its second case of BSE
CANADA - Canada has confirmed its second case of BSE. The affected dairy cow was born in the province of Alberta, just like the only other cases of mad cow disease discovered in North America: one in Canada in 2003 and one in the US in the same year....
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Alberta farm identified as home of 'mad cow'
ALBERTA - A farm near Barrhead, Alberta, northwest of Edmonton, has been identified as the home of Canada's most recently identified mad cow. In an interview with the Edmonton Sun, farmer Allan Degner said he hopes that, by voluntarily identifying his...
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Beef industry plays BSE waiting game
CANADA - Plans to reopen the U.S. border to live Canadian cattle in March are being met with local skepticism. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last Thursday that Canada is now considered a minimal-risk country, meaning the U.S. could...
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Alberta farm quarantined as BSE case confirmed
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has quarantined an Alberta farm where they believe that a dairy cow infected with mad cow disease was born. Agriculture officials refused to provide any details about the farm or its owners. They would only...
Canadians confirm BSE case
CANADA - Canadian authorities have now confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an older dairy cow suspected last week of having the disease. Canada's second BSE case does not indicate an increased risk for food safety, wrote the...
New BSE case unlikely to affect Canadian beef consumption
CANADA - Beef consumption in Canada is unlikely to be affected by the confirmation of a second case of mad cow disease, or BSE. That's according to assistant chief vet of Alberta, Gerald Howe. Mr Howe says the age of the infected animal has been revised...
Latest BSE case is reminder of need for animal ID, says e-tag maker
CANADA - The confirmation on Sunday of a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 10-year-old Canadian dairy cow reinforces the need for a comprehensive, reliable and effective livestock tracking system, according to Kevin McGrath, CEO...
Friday, December 31, 2004
Another Canadian cow may have BSE
CANADA - The United States still plans to open the border to Canadian cattle in early March despite the discovery of a potential new case of mad-cow disease in Alberta, technically known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy. However, conclusive results...
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Additional BSE support for producers
CANADA - The provincial government has announced $1.8 million in support for producers of other ruminants including sheep, goat, elk, deer and bison impacted by BSE. "We recognize that the whole of Saskatchewan’s ruminant livestock industry has...
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Secret tests reveal cattle feed contaminated by animal parts
CANADA - A series of secret tests on cattle feed conducted by the federal government earlier this year found that more than half the feed tested contained animal parts not listed on the ingredients, according to internal documents obtained by The Vancouver...
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Cuba Opens to Canadian Beef, Nears Agreement on Live Cattle
CANADA - The Government of Canada today announced that Cuba has agreed to re-open its border to a broad range of Canadian beef products. The agreement to resume trade follows extensive discussions between Canadian and Cuban animal health and food safety...
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Creatively surviving the BSE crisis
CANADA - As the U.S. border closure continues, ranchers look for alternate sources of income The BSE crisis has engendered a genuine sense of hardship -- and ultimately hard-won survival -- for beef producers in Alberta, as they struggle to remain...
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Nova Scotia provides $9-million for BSE
CANADA - The Nova Scotia government says it will provide $9-million to help farmers get through the mad cow crisis. The cash will also be used to help farmers hurt by depressed hog markets. Chris d'Entremont, the minister of Agriculture, says it's part...
Friday, November 26, 2004
Ottawa mishandled mad-cow crisis
OTTAWA - The federal government's response to last year's mad-cow crisis was plagued by poor planning, staffing problems and inadequate information-sharing, according to an internal review obtained by The Vancouver Sun. While the review concludes that...
Monday, November 22, 2004
Canadian beef might soon enter US market again
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister, Andy Mitchell said US might import Canadian beef again when American anti-BSE regulations are up for approval. Mitchell described as ‘an important step toward the normalisation of trade' America's Agriculture...
Monday, November 15, 2004
Canada Sees Progress On Resumption Of Beef Trade With Taiwan
CANADA - Taiwan has confirmed its intention to conditionally grant Canada access for boneless beef exports to that country, according to a release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Andy Mitchell. However, the release said, Taiwan will first...
Friday, November 12, 2004
Federal BSE dollars flowing to farmers
CANADA - To help sustain producers affected by BSE, Andy Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced an interim payment and a 2004 Special Advance payment for Canadian cattle producers under the Canadian Agricultural Income...
Friday, November 05, 2004
Election year politics blamed for delay in mad cow border dispute
CANADA - American domestic politics in a presidential election year have contributed to the delay in reopening the U.S. market to Canadian beef, U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci said. Cellucci, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, blamed Democrats...
Thursday, November 04, 2004
Canadian slaughterhouse shares offered to ranchers
CANADA - Canadian ranchers frustrated with export markets that have remained closed since the 2003 discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Alberta now can buy shares in a planned meatpacking plant in the Edmonton area. Source: MeatingPlace.com...
Canadians Detect Zero Cases of BSE; Testing Program Exceeds Goal for Year
CANADA - Canada has not detected a single new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the nearly 9,000 animals it has tested as part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) enhanced surveillance program. As of Oct. 27, exactly 8,968...
U.S. likely to re-open border to beef
CANADA - Although it's unclear whom Prime Minister Paul Martin will be dealing with at the White House, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada says he's confident the American border will re-open to Canadian beef. "There will continue to be some opposition in...
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