March 26, 2004
March 26, 2004 -- This week American Sheep Industry Association President Guy Flora sent a letter to the Canadian Sheep Federation urging them to assist their government in seeking a revision to the bluetongue requirements for exporting feeder lambs from the United States to Canada.
Earlier this month, an agreement was reached between the two countries to change the import requirements on U.S. feeder cattle to allow feeders from 39 states that are low risk for bluetongue and anaplasmosis to be exported to Canada year-round.
According to Flora, ?We see this as an opportunity to build science-based animal health equivalency in our trade relations.?
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