Nearly all U.S. herd born after feed ban, trade groups say

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Industry groups estimated Friday that nearly all of the cows in the U.S. herd were born after federal officials banned the use of animal parts in cattle feed in 1997 to protect against mad cow disease.
Agriculture officials nationally and in Texas do not gather data on animal age, but the National Cattlemen's Beef Association estimated 97 percent of the 96 million head of cattle in the country have never eaten food tainted with ruminant parts.

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