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How Now, Mad Cow? — by Lee Pitts

All the recent media attention regarding Mad Cow Disease has raised some interesting questions. Such as…

Mad Cow Disease and been around for 15 years yet animal industries around the globe have used meat and bone meal as a feed ingredient since World War II. Why has BSE waited until now to raise its ugly head?

 

Britain stopped exporting contaminated cattle feed to other European countries in 1991.… Read the rest

 

Diary of a Mad Cow by Lee Pitts

In a recent letter to its members the NCBA explained why ranchers have enjoyed good times the past couple years. “Economists around this country agree that the cattle prices we have experienced for many months now, prices that began to climb before the Canadian border closure, is the result of two things: tremendous growth in consumer demand and the cattle cycle. A trade association can do little if nothing to affect the cattle cycle, but when it comes to beef demand it is clear the checkoff-funded efforts, many of which are managed by NCBA, have contributed considerably to increasing demand, which is defined as consumers´ willingness to pay increasing prices even as supplies increase.… Read the rest