Canada finishes probe of 9th BSE case

first_img The bull was born on the farm, and its birth and feed cohort consisted of 593 animals. Investigators had traced 518 of the cohort so far and hoped to finish tracing the remaining 75 animals by the end of March. Fifty-seven of the animals remaining on the farm were under quarantine until officials decide when to destroy them, the report said. Their carcasses will be excluded from the food and feed chains. Apr 4, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Canada recently released a report on the investigation of its ninth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the first case of 2007. The animal’s carcass was transferred to the Alberta Agriculture and Food laboratory, where it was burned. The report said none of it entered the human food supply or animal feed chain. Canadian officials said the latest BSE case is not unexpected and still reflects an extremely low level of BSE in the country. Of 150,000 cattle tested since 2003, only 9 have tested positive for BSE, the report noted. In a study of the feed the animal was exposed to on the farm, officials found no direct link between specific products or production practices that carried a risk of cross-contamination. However, they found that the bull was exposed to feed from facilities that have handled material banned from cattle feed.center_img The United States banned imports of Canadian cattle and beef after Canada’s first BSE case in May 2003. The border was reopened to boneless beef from young cattle a few months later, but live cattle were banned until July 2005, when officials reopened the border to cattle intended for slaughter before reaching 30 months of age. The agency said the bull died sometime between Jan 20 and 22 after becoming emaciated over the course of the winter. A private veterinarian determined the bull met the inclusion criteria for Canada’s National BSE Surveillance Program, and forwarded brain samples for testing. BSE was confirmed on Feb 7 at the National BSE Reference Laboratory in Lethbridge, Alberta. The case was in a 79-month-old bull from an Alberta beef farm, according to an investigation report released Mar 26 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The bull was born in 2000, about 3 years after Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminants in 1997. These facilities were supplied by the same rendering plant that has been identified in previous BSE probes, the report said. It also said investigators could not rule out the possibility of cross-contamination when the feed was transported.last_img read more

Hugh J. Benz

first_imgHugh J. Benz, age 77 of Batesville, died Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born January 22, 1941 in Batesville, he is the son of Helen (Nee: Meyer) and Hugo Benz.  He married Darla Fichtner September 2, 1974 at St. Louis Church.  He was the purchasing agent for the Romweber Furniture Company and co-owner of the Beverage House liquor store in Greensburg as well as a member of the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461.  He is a former Grand Knight.Hugh had two passions: cars and airplanes.  A long time Corvette club member, his 1961 and 2004 Corvettes were his babies.  When he wasn’t in the driver’s seat, you’d find him in the pilot’s seat.  Hugh had his pilot’s license forever according to Darla and was owner of Aero Associates.  The company sold planes, flew charter service and taught flying lessons.  Several years ago, he was able to check off a bucket list item that he thoroughly enjoyed and spoke of often.  He and a close friend went to Alaska, booked a charter service to fly them into various regions of the state and experienced all that Alaska had to offer.  He was also a proud Purdue Alumnus who enjoyed a cold Budweiser.  Hugh was very close to his nieces and nephews and thought of them more as his children rather than nieces and nephews.He is survived by his wife Darla; sister Myra Miller of Mesa, Arizona as well as his nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Joan Doerflinger.  Visitation is Friday, July 20th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo Officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Tennis News French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal thrashes Roger Federer in straight sets to enter final

first_imgRafael Nadal can become the first player to win a Grand Slam 12 times.Roger Federer has never beaten Rafael Nadal in the French Open.Novak Djokovic is bidding to make history by winning all grand slams twice. highlights New Delhi: Rafael Nadal put on a masterclass against Roger Federer in the 2019 French Open semi-final as he thrashed the 20-time Grand Slam winner 6-3,6-4,6-2 to enter the final. Nadal has won the French Open a record 11 times and he is on course to make it a 12th French Open, cementing his legacy as the ultimate King of Clay. For Federer, he failed to beat Nadal in the French Open and his opportunity to win the French Open for the second time might be extinguished. Nadal will await the winner of the second semi-final between Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic. The Serb tennis player is chasing a calendar slam and is on course to become the second player in tennis history to win all four Grand Slams twice.The last time Djokovic made the semi-finals was 2016 when he went on to win the title. He has a 6-2 career lead over Thiem and beat the Austrian in the Rome semi-finals in the run-up to Paris. Friday’s clash between Nadal and Federer and the clash between Thiem and Djokovic is the first time the top four seeds have all reached the last four at a Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open.Federer has won 20 Grand Slams and has won titles on all surfaces. His mastery has never been in doubt, especially in the grass courts of Wimbledon where he is supreme. At age 37, Federer continues to push the bar and dishes out a lesson to every tennis player.Despite winning the career slam ahead of Nadal and Djokovic, there are plenty of fans who have doubted Federer’s ability on clay. The Swiss has never defeated Nadal in the French Open and his win in 2009 came against Robin Soderling, his opponent in the final who had managed to beat Nadal in the fourth round. Nadal has won six out of his 17 Grand Slam titles by defeating Federer when he was at his peak is staggering. The Spaniard left-hander is the only player to win the Golden slam, winning both the singles and doubles gold in 2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio Olympics.Djokovic is the only player to have a positive head-to-head record against Federer and Nadal. Djokovic has a 28-25 record against Nadal which is 10-10 in Grand Slams. Against Federer, he has a 25-22 record including 9-6 in Grand Slams. Djokovic is one of the elite few who have defeated Nadal in the French Open, something which Federer has been unable to do. In 2015, Djokovic did the unthinkable and registered a win against the Spaniard, that too in straight sets. His superior head-to-head record against both opponents probably puts him a notch higher. His success against Nadal and Federer in all surfaces makes him exceptional.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Colin These Lakers will be more Bad Boys than Showtime

first_imgThe Lakers have yet to win a game with LeBron James, but they did get into their first fight of the season against the Rockets when Rajon rondo got under Chris Paul’s skin.Many fans are expecting the Lakers to return to showtime in LeBron’s first season, but Colin thinks their roster is better equipped to play in the gutter than match teams by running and gunning. It’s already clear that the Lakers don’t have the shooters to hang with the most high powered teams in the West, but with a cast of veteran castoffs like Rondo and Stephenson, they’re M.O. might be more like the Detroit Bad Boys than the old Laker showtime teams.“The Lakers are tough, annoying, agitating, scrappy and that’s the way they’re going to win… This team is the Bad Boys with palm trees. They’re becoming exactly what they recruited in free agency.”@ColinCowherd reacts to the Lakers-Rockets fight— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 22, 2018last_img