Monday, March 20, 2017/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, National News
The Fence Post reports:
Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) was identified in three beef cows during routine slaughter inspection by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service inspectors at two Nebraska slaughter plants in February, 2017. The cows had been in feedlots in Nebraska and South Dakota since November, 2016.
Market records were used to identify the herd of origin, which was tested by state and federal animal health officials, revealing additional infected animals. The herd remains quarantined and 41 infected animals have been removed from the herd. Final disposition of remaining animals in the herd is being determined.
Thirteen adjacent herds, comprised of over 8,000 head, were quarantined for testing. One herd has been released from quarantine with negative results of testing in all cattle two years of age and older. Testing is in progress in the remaining adjacent herds and the majority of that work should be completed over the next three weeks.
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Source: The Fence Post
On May 24th, 2017 in Billings, USDA APHIS will host a public meeting to hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework, specifically for traceability in cattle and bison. The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.