Has anyone noticed that since Chandler Keys left that NCBA is starting to come around, that and losing members? SH hasn't called NCBA a liar for saying "There is no country in the world that has done all that we've done to prevent this disease,"
rancher said:"There is no country in the world that has done all that we've done to prevent this disease,"
rancher said:SH, will post again just for you, it was a NCBA release
NCBA Pushes For "Provisionally Free" BSE Status
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is urging USDA to seek the "Provisionally Free" designation for the U.S. from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). NCBA says such a designation "will provide additional assurance to our trading partners that U.S. cattle and beef are safe from BSE."
In a letter sent Wednesday to USDA Secretary Mike Johanns, NCBA says the designation is consistent with OIE's 2004 Terrestrial Animal Health Code because the U.S. meets all criteria. The letter says the trade disruption has amounted to U.S. cattle losses of more than $175/head and exceeding $4.5 billion in cumulative income losses.
NCBA points out the two decades of work in analyzing the risks of BSE and instituting firewalls dating back to 1989. Among these are surveillance programs that exceed OIE requirements, says Gary Weber, NCBA's executive director of regulatory affairs.
"There is no country in the world that has done all that we've done to prevent this disease," the letter says.
-- NCBA news release
~SH~ said:Quote: "There is no country in the world that has done all that we've done to prevent this disease,"
"Before I would judge that statement, I would ask for specifics. What did they mean by "all that we've done"???
On the surface, that statement appears arrogant but I also don't trust any R-CALFer to report NCBA quotes within the context they were intended.
Kato said:Just one item missing from their argument. One very large item.
That is the literally millions of Canadian cattle in your national herd. The same Canadian cattle that have been labelled as tainted and diseased by American self-interest groups.
Have they all just vanished? NO
Have they all been identified? NO
Can they be identified? NO
Are they being scrutinized at slaughter or natural death to the extent that cattle in Canada are? NO
Does the OIE know this? YES