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2006-03-11 21:19:03

By Charles Abbott and Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Agriculture is investigating a possible third U.S. case of mad cow disease, officials said on Saturday, in a possible setback after months of work to reopen beef trade with Japan and South Korea. Results from two definitive tests on the dead cow will be available in four to seven days. The suspect animal was found when a brain sample yielded an "inconclusive" result in a less-accurate rapid-screening...

2005-08-30 14:09:20

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the bedrock U.S. safeguards against mad cow disease -- a ban on using cattle parts in cattle feed -- will be expanded "in the next month or two," the government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Agriculture Department formally closed its investigation of the first native U.S. case of mad cow disease, which surfaced in late June. It concluded that the Texas animal was infected before a federal ban on using cattle remains in cattle feed was...

2005-07-18 13:58:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States reopened its borders on Monday to young Canadian cattle, ending a two-year ban imposed because of mad cow disease concerns, an Agriculture Department official said. "The border has been opened," said Ed Curlett, spokesman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. "We know a truck came through Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York, today." A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that U.S. meatpackers can again import Canadian cattle,...

2005-07-18 13:55:00

WASHINGTON -- The United States reopened its borders on Monday to young Canadian cattle, ending a two-year ban imposed because of mad cow disease concerns, an Agriculture Department official said. "The border has been opened," said Ed Curlett, spokesman for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. "We know a truck came through Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York, today." A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that U.S. meatpackers can again import Canadian cattle, overturning a...


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Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Blaarkop Cattle
2014-07-12 09:45:02

The Blaarkop is a breed of dairy cattle that is bred in the Groningen region of the Netherlands. It has been referenced as early as the 1300s and from the 1800s the breed was found in the Utrecht and Leiden regions also. The breed is sturdy and muscular with a horned head and strong legs. The body color is either solid red or black with a white head and tail tip. Around the eyes is a blotch the same color as the main body. In the population there is a ratio of 60 percent red colored and 40...

Ayrshire Cattle
2014-07-09 14:00:00

The Ayrshire  is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Ayrshire, south west Scotland. It was traditionally known as the Dunlop or Cunninghame and were exported all over the world. In New Zealand the Ayrshire is still known as the Dunlop. Ayrshire cattle are frequently bred with Holstein cattle to improve the Holstein’s fertility. The cow is known for its ability to convert grass into milk, easy calving and longevity. The Ayrshire is a hardy breed that can adapt to management...

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