Mexico to Allow Imports of Canada Dairy Cows, Cattle Next Month

MEXICO - Mexico will begin importing dairy cows and cattle from Canada next month after lifting a five-year- old ban from that country because of mad cow disease.
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Mexican farmers will be able to import livestock that is younger than 30 months and doesn't come from any of the farms where mad cow disease was reported in Canada, Mexico's agriculture ministry said in e-mailed statement.

The price of milk in Mexico has risen 6.2 percent since June to 10.70 pesos a liter yesterday, according to the Agriculture Ministry Web site. The new dairy cows will help Mexican farmers increase production of milk.

Source: Bloomberg
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