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Cattle Groups Fearing ‘Mad Cow’ Push to Halt Brazilian Beef (1)

Nov. 17, 2021, 7:35 PMUpdated: Nov. 19, 2021, 4:11 PM

The nation’s three major cattle trade groups are seeking a suspension of beef imports from Brazil, citing a risk of mad-cow disease.

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association pointed to reports by Brazil’s Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply Ministry of two cases of “atypical” bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in animals as a reason for an immediate halt. China and the Philippines both suspended their Brazilian beef imports in September.

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