R-CALF-USA had asked Cebull to block USDA's plans to implement its final rule opening the border to feeder and fed cattle. R-CALF disputes USDA's claims that the threat of introduction of BSE to U.S. cattle and beef supplies from the Canadian cattle exports should be considered "minimal risk."
I have asked this before and I will ask it again
Can any of you R-CALF supporters tell me how importing Canadian UTM cattle will put you US cattle in any kind of risk? They are free of BSE according to the science, you are trying to sell Japan.
And if the rules about SRM removal and feed ban rules are followed in the US how can our OTM cattle put your herd at risk? it is not contagious the only known way it spreads is by one animal eating the tissue of an infected animal. Isn't that why you have a FEED BAN in the US?
If you are taking the meat and not taking the cattle doesn't that make it look like you don't trust the place that slaughters it? Our meat is comingleing in the store selves as their are millions of canadian cattle still living in the US herd and the US can't find them not to mention the of lbs of boneless entering the US everyday in boxes.
Sorry R-CALF and Judge Cebull did you forget about the elusive canadian cattle that comingle with the US herd and have for years? What added risk are they if your feed bans have holes that would allow any imported cattle to add risk. Or are their different rules for cattle living in the US already to those imported, when it comes to feed bans and SRM removal?