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South Dakota Cattle President Pleased With BSE Upgrade

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South Dakota Cattle President Pleased With BSE Upgrade

The World Organization for Animal Health has voted to upgrade the U.S. risk classification for BSE to negligible risk status. That’s the lowest risk category there is.

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association President Cory Eich says the beef industry has been working on that for some time. He says it’ll help with trade and exports and comes at a good time.

Eich says not only will the World Health grading help for Asian markets but also with negotiations on the U.S. European Union Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.

Meanwhile, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says moving forward the U.S. will continue to press trading partners to base their decisions on science consistent with international standards.

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