C$17.2 million for feed ban Manitoba
The Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba
are investing C$17.2 million (US$16.16m, €11.73m) in the province's beef
industry to help accelerate the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) from Canada's cattle herds.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's enhanced feed ban, which was first
announced in June of 2006, will prohibit the use of specified risk material
(SRM) - tissues that can harbour BSE - in all animal feeds, pet foods and
fertilizers. The enhanced feed ban comes into effect on July 12,
The funding announcement will help the province's beef processing
sector comply with the new regulation.
The federal contribution of C$10.3
million to Manitoba is part of an C$80 million commitment to SRM removal
programs nationwide. Provincial programs are supported through 60:40
federal-provincial cost-sharing agreements. Federal funding to Manitoba
supplements the provincial contribution of C$6.9 million.
implementation of Canada's enhanced feed ban will further ensure the protection
of animal health, and strengthen the cattle and beef industry's markets in
Canada and abroad.
Canada's New Government is committed to a future where
BSE is eliminated from Canadian cattle herds.
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