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Bill

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What happens if the USDA does not trace the Nov. positive back to the last herd of residence. Seems to be taking quite a while as over two weeks has passed since the sample was sent and months have passed since the initial suspicious tests. Since November other cattle have probably left that herd.

Will the US be able to maintain the same OIE risk status for BSE as Canada?
 
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Bill said:
What happens if the USDA does not trace the Nov. positive back to the last herd of residence. Seems to be taking quite a while as over two weeks has passed since the sample was sent and months have passed since the initial suspicious tests. Since November other cattle have probably left that herd.

Will the US be able to maintain the same OIE risk status for BSE as Canada?

Bill- The way things are going, they will find the herd--remember they have 3 or 4 DNA samples to choose from to match up- should be able to get a cow close enough to pin it on.....Only have to figure out what breed to look for first :lol: :cry: and if that don't work their are still a few old Canadian tags floating around :wink: .....
 

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Here would be the list of ID points for TRACEBACK BILL;
COLOR of animal,
SEX of the animal,
Breed or mixed breed of the animal,
Tags on animal,
Tatoo on animal ,
Brands on animal,
Picture of the animal,
DNA of the animal,
Mouth picture of animal,
Did animal have horns?,
name of animal owner who had render pick it up,County where cow came from,Driver of Render truck,Route map from truck driver,Reciept copy of animal to owner,Date of animal pickup and delivery and finally phone number of caller that wanted cow picked up.
 

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Oldtimer said:
Bill said:
What happens if the USDA does not trace the Nov. positive back to the last herd of residence. Seems to be taking quite a while as over two weeks has passed since the sample was sent and months have passed since the initial suspicious tests. Since November other cattle have probably left that herd.

Will the US be able to maintain the same OIE risk status for BSE as Canada?

Bill- The way things are going, they will find the herd--remember they have 3 or 4 DNA samples to choose from to match up- should be able to get a cow close enough to pin it on.....Only have to figure out what breed to look for first :lol: :cry: and if that don't work their are still a few old Canadian tags floating around :wink: .....
I think it more accurate to say they will find a herd to pin it on. It just seems like one pathetic screw up after another. It would be too bad if the US risk status was increased and we had to shut our border to your beef because you can't even trace your own cattle. The US put a man on the moon over 30 years ago but can't even traceback one lousy cow in '05.
 
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