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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Chinese scientists clone mad cow-resistant calf
BEIJING - Chinese scientists have succeeded in cloning a cow with gene cells resistant to mad cow disease, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. Source: Reuters...
Mad cow madness: USDA stands in the way of broader testing
CHICAGO - If a hospital wanted to advertise that it upholds sanitary standards higher than any required by the government, no one would object. A used-car dealer who decided to offer only vehicles with the best crash-test scores would be free to do...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
BSE detection system works
Chilliwack’s mad cow case will likely slow the date for border re-opening to Canadian cattle, but international reaction has been muted by Canada’s open-book policy, says Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl. Source: Chilliwack Progress...
BSE risks fuel call for beef import changes
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has released a discussion document that recommends changes for imported beef products. Source: Stuff.co...
NBA says exports will lift beef prices 20%
UK - The chairman of the National Beef Association stuck his neck out yesterday by forecasting that beef prices would rise by 20 per cent soon after the beef export ban ends on 3 May. Source: The Scotsman...
Monday, April 24, 2006
Despite new mad cow cases, U.S. wants to lift restrictions on Canada
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration wants to end remaining mad cow disease-related restrictions on Canadian cattle, despite two fresh cases there. Source: Fosters Online...
Friday, April 21, 2006
BSE case in BC not expected to have big impact
CANADA - The discovery of a case of mad cow disease in B.C. will have no impact on Okanagan and Similkameen ranchers, say industry leaders. “I don’t think it’s going to make any difference ...” said Lynn Kusler, a retired cattle...
Official Finding: Japanese Steer is BSE-Free
JAPAN - Tests conducted on samples taken from a 20-month-old steer in Japan found that it was not infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Japan has reported more than 20 cases of BSE since the first case of the brain-destroying disease...
USDA Defends Canadian Cattle Safety After Latest BSE Case
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on Thursday vigorously defended the Canadian measures to keep its cattle and beef safe from mad-cow disease despite the country's latest case. Canada's fifth case of mad-cow disease,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
BSE Losing Sizzle, Latest Case Shows
CANADA - Mad cow disease seems to be losing its shock value, judging from the muted response to our fifth confirmed case. Beef and livestock prices barely budged when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed on the weekend that a B.C. dairy cow...
Canada Confirms Its Fifth Case of Mad-Cow Disease
CANADA - Canada confirmed its fifth case of mad-cow disease, creating more problems for a domestic beef industry that has lost billions of dollars because of the livestock illness. Tests on samples from a 6-year-old dairy cow from British Columbia confirmed...
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Number of BSE Cases Declining Worldwide
GLOBAL - A report released by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says that cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy are declining worldwide. According to the report, the rate of reported cases has dropped 50% each year over the past...
Monday, March 27, 2006
Japanese shun U.S. beef, eat Australian
TOKYO - Kenji Miyoda, savoring a bowl of rice topped with beef from Australia, raw egg and spicy sauce, believes Australian beef is far safer than American beef. "It tastes OK, it's cheap, and it fills me up," the 27-year-old banker said...
Texas senators press for reopening beef imports to Japan
SAN ANTONIO — Texas' senators told cattle producers Sunday that they would press to reopen Japan to U.S. beef imports. In December, Japan had lifted a ban on American beef imposed after the first U.S. case of mad cow disease in 2003. Until then,...
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Origins of mad cow case still a mystery
US - Farm officials have chased nearly three dozen leads stemming from a recent case of mad cow disease in Alabama, but still haven't determined the origins of the infected cow, the state veterinarian said Friday. Source: The Montgomery Advertiser...
Friday, March 24, 2006
Creekstone Files Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Voluntary BSE Testing
US - Creekstone Farms ® Premium Beef, LLC, an innovative market leader producing award winning Black Angus Beef, filed a lawsuit today against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Creekstone has sued USDA for refusing to allow the...
BSE on the wane worldwide
GLOBAL - Cases of Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease" worldwide have dropped by 50% a year over the past three years, according to a statement today from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 2005, 474 animals...
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
S. Korea Expected To Accept USDA Assurances On BSE Cow
US - South Korea is certain to accept U.S. assurances that the latest case of mad-cow disease in the U.S. isn't a result of weak cattle-feed safety measures, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said Tuesday. The USDA, responding to concerns laid...
Monday, March 20, 2006
Japan rejects US calls to end beef ban immediately
TOKYO - Japan rejected a US call for the immediate resumption of US beef imports, saying Japanese consumers will not buy the meat unless Washington clears concerns over mad cow disease. Source: Forbes...
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Rice urges Japan to reconsider ban on US beef
US - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Saturday asked Japan to reconsider its embargo on US beef due to its concerns about mad cow disease, her spokesman said. Source: Forbes...
U.S. still unable to track diseased livestock
WASHINGTON — Investigators may never figure out where the Alabama cow with mad-cow disease was born and raised, in part because the United States lacks a livestock-tracking system the Bush administration promised two years ago. Source: Seattle...
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...
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