Economic impact of BSE still playing out

US - Two years after the North American beef industry was rocked by the arrival of BSE, the economic impact continues to play out. The discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a cow in Canada in May 2003 led the United States to shut down imports of Canadian cattle. Seven months later, a BSE case was discovered in Washington state, which led to a loss of most U.S. beef export markets. Different sectors of the U.S. beef industry have been affected very differently by the discoveries of mad cow disease.

calendar icon 23 June 2005
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