What is your opinions of BSE? What is going to happen to us as producers when a confirmed case is discovered somewhere in the U.S. Because I feel that it is just a matter of time!
frenchie":1kwu9mdv said:A lot depends on how its handled by the USDA.....
CM":o8uzlkt5 said:I don't feel that anyone has addressed the issue...........
To the people that are not worried about getting (CJD) the equivalent of BSE. It is not a pleasant disease.
From what I have ever known about BSE, the danger is from eating the brains or meat connecting to the spinal cord or the juices out of the spinal cord. According to all the information that I have ever heard or read BSE is known to be only found in cattle over 30 mo. of age. If even the age limit was dropped to 20 mo. of age With this in mind most of the choice-select meat bought at the grocery store for steaks or roasts would be, according to the USDA and sound science information virtually impossible to contact BSE from the muscle cuts of these animals. The animals that are susceptible to BSE are the animals over 30 mo. old, most of which are mostly used in institutions and in processed meats, or ground beef. To my knowledge, according to Sound Science the muscles of these animals are absolutely safe to eat, as long as the meat that is stripped off the spinal cord and is trimmed far enough away from the spinal cord so as not have any spinal cord residue. Anyone that I know of or have heard that has eaten the brains, myself included is consuming the brains of calves. Well under the 20 or 30 month limit. As well as it is the muscle cuts being consumed and the meat is off animals under 30 mo. of age, or muscle cuts of animals over 30 mo. of age that has been trimmed far enough away from the spinal cord so as to not have any of the spinal cord residue contaminating the meat, there is virtually no chance of contacting BSE.Bez":2dpm6iw4 said:From what I have read, heat will not kill the prions.
la4angus":2drf09xy said:Personally I would like to have a Prime Dry Aged, New York Strip fed in one of our good Canadian Friends and Neighbors Feedyards.
Texan":7vnvpm1m said:la4angus":7vnvpm1m said:Personally I would like to have a Prime Dry Aged, New York Strip fed in one of our good Canadian Friends and Neighbors Feedyards.
LA, while you're at it, I'll take a box of those good Canadian T's and Porterhouses. Assuming you can smuggle them past the R-CALF border guards!
MULDOON":13z6y5yy said:If you could get the canadian cows to be registered democrap voters(not a big mental difference)They'd reopen the borders :lol: :lol: :roll: :cboy: