justintime said:NEWS FLASH!!!! USDA has just announced today that the US will again be accepting all classes of cattle from Canada providing that they are born after a date in 1999 ( I heard it reported and can't remember the exact date, however it is in 1999. This will commence on November 19th. The report says that USDA would have considered opening it sooner however, they are still working on the permit that will be used to allow imports of these cattle.
Show Heifer... I only have a few minutes right now so I will try to answer some of your questions later this evening. You ask some very good questions, and I don't know all the answers but I will fill in what I can. To explain Canada's tracibility policy will take some time, and I will try my best to explain what I know. I will say that we went through similar opposition and concern that is being seen in the US presently however, I for one, and thankful we had this system in place or we would not be seeing this border issue resolved for a long time to come. As for cutting your head off, I would never think of it. You only expressed your opinion, just as I did. That is one of the nice things about this board. We can say what we feel and believe. That is a good thing.