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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.

Friday, April 02, 2004
BSE aid package is help, not subsidy
CANADA - The federal announcement to provide $680 million to Canadian beef producers suffering from the fallout of BSE is much needed and welcome regardless of timing. The opposition Conservative party has complained that the aid was timed to boost...
Friday, March 26, 2004
Alberta ranchers welcome additional BSE money
ALBERTA - A federal injection of nearly $700 million for the Canadian livestock industry, hurt by the BSE crisis, is as good as money in the bank, say some Alberta ranchers. Steve Primrose has been in a tenuous position since last year because he feeds...
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Many Nova Scotia Producers Left Out Of BSE Package
CANADA - NDP Agriculture critic John MacDonell says that the Federal government's BSE aid package will provide little assistance to many Nova Scotia cattle producers hit hard by the BSE crisis. Source: Halifax Live...
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Ottawa unveils BSE help worth $995 M
CANADA - Prime Minister Paul Martin has announced an aid package for livestock farmers worth nearly $1 billion. The money is aimed at helping producers recover from the impact of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. "Six hundred and eighty million dollars...
Monday, March 22, 2004
CFIA’s Investigation into the December 2003 Washington State BSE Case
CANADA - Following the diagnosis of BSE in Canada on May 20, 2003, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) launched a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation. Efforts included trace-back, trace-forward and feed investigations, which spanned four...
Friday, March 19, 2004
Dunn vows to end BSE aid doubt
CANADA - The office of Alberta's auditor general insisted Wednesday its investigation into the $400 million BSE aid program will determine who most benefitted from the cash injection -- meat packers or producers. Source: Calgary Herald...
Canada lifts cattle import restrictions
CANADA - After more than a decade of pressure from Canadian and American cattle producers, the federal government has agreed to open the border year-round to feeder cattle imports from most areas of the United States. Source: Western Producer...
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Ottawa to give up to $1 billion in BSE help
CANADA - Ottawa is expected to give cattle ranchers up to $1 billion in aid, if a report appearing in Monday's Globe and Mail newspaper is accurate. The aid is being called unprecedented because it will be given exclusively by the federal government,...
Friday, March 12, 2004
Report shows packers not profiting from BSE
CANADA - Meat packers are not profiting unfairly from the BSE crisis or gouging consumers, suggests a provincial review of retail beef prices released Thursday.      The review, completed without the aid of the packers' financial...
Saturday, March 06, 2004
Close to a year, and still stranded at the border
CANADA - Canadian live cattle exports to the U.S. remain in limbo; Effects of mad cow disease plague domestic beef industry.      As they have during the previous 21 winters, cattlemen from across Western Canada recently made their...
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Meat prices not gouging as much as you think
CANADA - After allegations the meat packing industry is profiting from the crisis created by mad cow disease, some cattle industry players say some costs are not being considered in the figuring.      A recent report says the difference...
Meat prices not gouging as much as you think
CANADA - After allegations the meat packing industry is profiting from the crisis created by mad cow disease, some cattle industry players say some costs are not being considered in the figuring.      A recent report says the difference...
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Canadian cattle herd soars to record after Mad Cow
OTTAWA - Canada's cattle herd soared to a record 14.7 million head by Jan. 1 in the wake of last year's single case of Mad Cow disease that led to dozens of countries imposing import bans, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.      Cattle...
Canadian cattle herd soars to record after Mad Cow
OTTAWA - Canada's cattle herd soared to a record 14.7 million head by Jan. 1 in the wake of last year's single case of Mad Cow disease that led to dozens of countries imposing import bans, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.      Cattle...
Monday, February 02, 2004
Outlook bleak as cattle prices plunge; producers pressured to sell inventory
CALGARY - Cattle prices are plunging again as feedlot operators sell off thousands of animals in a market worried that the future will only get worse as the mad cow crisis drags through its ninth month.      "Our industry is in a state of collapse,"...
Monday, January 26, 2004
Depsite rush, rapid BSE test still years away
CANADA - rapid response test for mad cow disease is likely years away even though scientists are scrambling to develop one, says a geneticist who has studied the disease for two decades.      "People certainly are trying to develop...
Canadian troops put U.S. beef in deep freeze
CANADA - The Canadian Forces in Afghanistan are scrambling to find alternative sources of meat for nearly 2,000 soldiers after being told to quarantine tonnes of U.S. beef that eventually may have to be destroyed because of fears over mad cow disease.     The...
Thursday, January 15, 2004
MP blasts beef processors
CANADA - An Alberta MP is accusing the beef processing industry of bleeding Canadian cattlemen to boost profits during the ongoing BSE crisis. Source: Edmonton Sun...
Monday, January 12, 2004
Lagging hog industry also feeling BSE effects
CANADA - With bovine spongiform encephalopathy grabbing headlines again, the hog industry hopes government officials and consumers don't overlook its woes. Source: Western Producer...
Falling cattle prices reignite debate
CANADA - Last summer, when the mad cow crisis was first hitting Canada, feedlot operator Rick Paskal started selling cheap beef out of the back of a trailer truck to pass savings onto shoppers and help keep the industry afloat. Source: CP via CNEWS...
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Why aren't beef prices down, farmers ask?
CANADA - Last summer, when the mad cow crisis was first hitting Canada, feedlot operator Rick Paskal started selling cheap beef out of the back of a trailer truck to pass savings onto shoppers and help keep the industry afloat. Source: CANADIAN PRESS...
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
US BSE Unlikely to Increase Canadian Live Hog Exports
CANADA - The George Morris Centre says, while the discovery of BSE in the US is bad news for Canada's Pork Industry, it is unlikely to result in the type of live export numbers experienced last summer. Source: ThePigSite...
Monday, January 05, 2004
No bovine vaccines coming from U.S.
CANADA - Ranchers may have to deal with a shortage of livestock vaccines, further fallout from the ongoing mad cow crisis. Source: CBC...
BSE concerns cut off U.S. pet food imports
CANADA - Canadian pet owners are the latest to be caught in the North American mad cow crossfire, as they discover the borders have been closed to many popular pet foods. Source: CTV...
Thursday, January 01, 2004
No painless solutions for Alberta's cattlemen
ALBERTA - The frozen gravel road leading to the farm where Canada's mad cow crisis began last year cuts through an endless patchwork of scrubland, wheat and barley fields that only a farmer could love. Source: Seattlepi...
Monday, December 29, 2003
Long-term beef ban spells doom for cattlemen
CANADA - A U.S. lobby to delay allowing Canadian live cattle imports across its border could send a fatal blow to Alberta's beef industry, say industry leaders. Source: CALGARY SUN...
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