U.S.-based cattle at Agribition for first time since mad cow found in Canada

CANADA - For the first time since mad cow disease was found in Canada, cattle from the United States will be shown this week at the country's largest agricultural marketplace.
calendar icon 20 November 2006
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Two U.S. producers are bringing animals across the border for the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.

Two exhibitors out of more than 400 may not sound like much, said Agribition general manager Leon Brinn, but it's still significant.

"This represents a major move on the part of American producers to recognize the strength of the Canadian show," said Brinn.

"We believe that it has to do with the fact that they recognize the strength of the North American market lies in the full North American market, and the fact that they need to be active in Canada."

The animals are coming from two states and are two different breeds.

American producers stopped bringing their cattle north to Agribition after Canada's first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in May 2003.

Source: cp.org
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