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Old 01-02-2004, 04:20 AM   #11
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oh, oh yea U mean tha stuff we've all eat'n at Mc Donalds...............
No kidding about that. There'* no telling what they grind up in there, including some nervous system matter...
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hehe lets just say, Drink Mcdonalds pop and have there fries but if it appears to be meat stay away!
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just to get my two cents in here about all this......i think alot of the "hoopla" is more directed to blame rather than trying to work together as an industry to solve the immediate problem so the market doesnt suffer anymore losses. i worked on a beef ranch before in the west and know how this can affect the marketplace if sanctions are on exporting meat and/or meat products. also, after all of the beef/cattle that is shipped/bought from Canada to the US.....are they now saying that we have bad meat up here? if everyone refrains from eating beef, the next time you shop for a steak...dont be surprised if it may cost $50.00/lb !! we shud all eat beef in support of it, not less than we normally would. hey, i think you can get a great deal on some beef from England these days ,lol..... take care all!

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I think it'* a real BIG deal,....who KNOWS where all of the meat from that cow,or others from the same herd are now??The damned cow was a 'downner'cow(cows that can't even WALK to the slaughterhouse...too sick or too old). The US Govt is Scambling now to find out where it all went........but they won't tell the public just how wide-spread it could be.They have immediately put into place a measure that bans downer cows from getting to the slaughterhouse,...and all of those cows will be tested for the disease,...........talk about 'a day late and a dollar short' stop-gap policy!!
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I think it'* a real BIG deal,....who KNOWS where all of the meat from that cow,or others from the same herd are now??The damned cow was a 'downner'cow(cows that can't even WALK to the slaughterhouse...too sick or too old). The US Govt is Scambling now to find out where it all went........but they won't tell the public just how wide-spread it could be.They have immediately put into place a measure that bans downer cows from getting to the slaughterhouse,...and all of those cows will be tested for the disease,...........talk about 'a day late and a dollar short' stop-gap policy!!
How "wide-spread" can the meat from two cows be?? I don't think it was a "whole herd" that was infected...
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I think it'* a real BIG deal,....who KNOWS where all of the meat from that cow,or others from the same herd are now??The damned cow was a 'downner'cow(cows that can't even WALK to the slaughterhouse...too sick or too old). The US Govt is Scambling now to find out where it all went........but they won't tell the public just how wide-spread it could be.They have immediately put into place a measure that bans downer cows from getting to the slaughterhouse,...and all of those cows will be tested for the disease,...........talk about 'a day late and a dollar short' stop-gap policy!!
How "wide-spread" can the meat from two cows be?? I don't think it was a "whole herd" that was infected...
Not sure where you ae getting two cows from?!?,....they've,just today,quarantined a 3rd HERD of cows from Washington State,.....just the tip of a big iceberg,IMO.US and Canadian authorities have determined that the main cow in question got the disease from eating tainted feed in Canada.....SIX YEARS ago.
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I think it'* a real BIG deal,....who KNOWS where all of the meat from that cow,or others from the same herd are now??The damned cow was a 'downner'cow(cows that can't even WALK to the slaughterhouse...too sick or too old). The US Govt is Scambling now to find out where it all went........but they won't tell the public just how wide-spread it could be.They have immediately put into place a measure that bans downer cows from getting to the slaughterhouse,...and all of those cows will be tested for the disease,...........talk about 'a day late and a dollar short' stop-gap policy!!
How "wide-spread" can the meat from two cows be?? I don't think it was a "whole herd" that was infected...
Not sure where you ae getting two cows from?!?,....they've,just today,quarantined a 3rd HERD of cows from Washington State,.....just the tip of a big iceberg,IMO.US and Canadian authorities have determined that the main cow in question got the disease from eating tainted feed in Canada.....SIX YEARS ago.
I still think that it'* being blown way out of proportion. But the media has a way of buying people with it'* propagandist ways...

"Two cows" was just my way of trying to put it back into perspective. What is it up to now, 6,000 cattle under "observation"? How many actually have it? Even if they all did, at the start of 2003, there were 96.1 million cattle in the U.*. Quick math here, that'* a whopping 0.006% of the nations beef...

...let'* not get sucked into the hype, k?
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THANK YOU, TRUEWILDMAN.

As a farm girl, it kinda disgusts me to see the media only putting the bad into print and on TV. Like the HORRIBLE chemicals we use....riiiight....with reasonably careful application, there is no risk at all. The results of our farm'* water study was not even used by the local paper a few years ago cause our water was PERFECT. Not bad, for a farm surrounded by fields.

And guys, the farmers already earn basically nil. The smaller farms, like ours was, are getting driven out of existence by people'* paranoias. Get the facts behind the media, please, or you're going to cost more of us our jobs.

*gets off soapbox* Man, i'm doing a lotta venting tonight.
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I don't think the media is trying to scare anybody,....just laying out the facts.[info from USAToday]As of now,35 Countries have flat out banned US beef(how long?I don't know)including the number 1 importer,Japan($3.5 billion a year).The repercussion to the beef industry is ALready taking a toll,...about 90 million pounds of beef were heading to the Pacific Rim countries when the ban was imposed,..the beef,valued at about $200 million,is stalled at foreign ports.150,000 to 200,000 'downer'cows a year are slaughtered in the US(a fraction of the 35 million US cattle slaughtered each year)....but how many of those had some stage of Mad Cow Disease??..who knows??...Call it trivial?...call it fluff?,.....stick around,this whole deal will get a lot worse,before it gets better........
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