Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Saskatchewan herds on TB quarantine

Two herds in Saskatchewan are now under tuberculosis quarantine by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency which pursued connections from 30 Alberta farms that are under quarantine.

The situation began when U.S. officials identified TB in a cow sent to a slaughter plant in the United States.

The CFIA says one of the Saskatchewan herds is infected. It has not said how many, if any beyond the one that shipped the cow to the U.S., of the 30 herds in Alberta are infected.

The infected Saskatchewan herd is in the southwest corner of the province, close to borders with Alberta and the United States.

If Trump were already in the White House, I'm betting there would be a U.S. trade ban on cattle and beef from Canada.