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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

R-CALF USA Letter to Secretary Vilsack Requesting Immediate Suspension of Ruminants and Ruminant Products from Brazil December 10, 2012 (PDF 48K)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Brazil Summary December 7, 2012 (PDF 101K)

Court Order - USDA to respond on abeyance on BSE Case (PDF 83K) June 27, 2012

Plaintiffs' response to May 30 Order on BSE Case (PDF 134K) June 19, 2012

R-CALF USA's Incomplete Comments BSE - Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products, Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of “Not Economically Significant” Designation June 14, 2012 (PDF 675K)

R-CALF USA's Fourth Request for Extension of  Comment Period in Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products, Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of “Not Economically Significant” Designation June 13, 2012 (PDF 50K)

R-CALF USA's Third Request for Extension of  Comment Period in Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products, Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of “Not Economically Significant” Designation June 7, 2012 (PDF 48K)

R-CALF USA's Second Request for Extension of  Comment Period in Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products, Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of “Not Economically Significant” Designation May 15, 2012 (PDF 48K)

Joint Organizational Letter Requesting Extension of  Comment Period in Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products, Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of “Not Economically Significant” Designation April 24, 2012 (PDF 26K)

R-CALF USA's letter to President Obama and Secretary Vilsack regarding Stanley B. Prusiner's National Medal of Science Honor December 1, 2010 (PDF 282K)

Joint Organizational Letter to Secretary Vilsack March 30, 2010 (PDF 72 K)

USDA Notice to Court on BSE Case (PDF 46K) March 9, 2012

R-CALF USA's response to Secretary Vilsack's Dec. 3 Letter December 17, 2009 (PDF 52 K)

Secretary Vilsack's response to R-CALF USA's October 29 Letter December 3, 2009 (PDF 1 MB)

R-CALF USA's letter to Administration "A Desperate Call to Action from the U.S. Cattle Industry" October 29, 2009 (PDF 314 K)

USDA's Quarterly BSE-OTM Rule Status Report to Court October 5, 2009 (PDF 47K)

Letter to Secretary Vilsack from 40 Organizations November 17, 2009 (PDF 29K)

R-CALF USA's Third Supplemental Comments on BSE Rule July 10, 2009 (PDF 104 K)

R-CALF USA's Second Supplemental Comments on BSE Rule June 2, 2009 (PDF 105K)

R-CALF USA's Presentation to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan June 2, 2009 (PDF 480K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Secretary Vilsack Regarding Canada's Latest BSE Case May 16, 2009 (PDF 68K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Secretary Vilsack Regarding USDA OTM Rule January 27, 2009 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 73K)

 Attachment 1 - CDC BSE Report (PDF 189K)
Attachment 2 - March 2, 05 PI Order & Opinion by Judge Piersol (PDF 2 MB)
Attachment 3 - July 3, 08 PI Order & Opinion by Judge Piersol (PDF 943K)

R-CALF USA's Letter to USDA; Urgent Priorities January 20, 2009 (PDF 55K)

R-CALF USA's Supplemental Comments on BSE Rule Dec. 10, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 73 K)

USDA OIG Audit Report Evaluation of FSIS Management Controls Over Pre-Slaughter Activities Nov. 28, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 3 MB)

R-CALF USA's BSE Comments Nov. 17, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 214K)

Exhibit 1 - R-CALF USA Comments March 12, 07 (1681 K)

Exhibit 9 - Hilton Prions Tonsils Apendix (305 K)

Exhibit 17 - Food and Water Watch Letter to Sec. Johanns (60 K)

Exhibit 2 - R-CALF USA Supplemental Comments, Aug. 2, 07 (138 K)

Exhibit 10 - CDC BSE Report (189 K)

Exhibit 18 - ITC Report on Beef Exports, 2008 (2680 K)

Exhibit 3 - Revised Matrix of Canadian BSE Cases, Nov. 17, 08 (32 K)

Exhibit 11 - OIG Audit Report, 2005 (587 K) Exhibit 19 - OIE Number of BSE Cases (106 K)

Exhibit 4 - FSIS Preliminary Regulatory Analysis, 2004 (205 K)

Exhibit 12 - OIG  Followup on FSIS, 2008 (1410 K) Exhibit 20 - OIE UK Number of BSE cases (88 K)

Exhibit 5 - Cox Declaration I (252 K)

Exhibit 13 - OIG Audit on Animal Imports (2083 K) Exhibit 21 - CDC Risk to Travelers (163 K)

Exhibit 6 - Cox Declaration III (336 K)

Exhibit 14 - OIG Audit on APHIS BSE Program, 2006 (6013 K) Exhibit 22 - CFIA Epidemiological Report (104 K)

Exhibit 7 - Prusiner Declaration (237 K)

Exhibit 15 - FSIS Recall Case Archive (178 K) Exhibit 23 - Canadian Cattle Imports (14 K)

Exhibit 8 - WHO Guidelines, 2006 (378 K)

Exhibit 16 - Public Citizen Noncompliance Report (95 K) Exhibit 24 - OIE Report (540 K)


        R-CALF USA Fact Sheet on BSE Comments Nov. 20, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 56 K)

CFIA Release, BSE Case Confirmed in British Columbia Nov. 17, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 14K)

March 2008 OIG Audit on Animal Imports:  USDA's Controls over the Importation and Movement of Live Animals Released July, 14 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 2 MB)

Judge Piersol's Opinion regarding R-CALF USA's Preliminary Injunction July 3, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 94 K)

R-CALF USA's Supplemental Notice in OTM Case July 2, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 111K)

R-CALF USA's letter to Judge Piersol January 25, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 961K)

R-CALF USA's attachment, sent with letter to Judge Piersol January 25, 2008 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 6.8 MB)

2007 R-CALF USA BSE Fact Sheet  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 99K)

R-CALF USA's Preliminary Injunction Brief, OTM Lawsuit (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 104K)

The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Levels of Prion Protein in Brain May Not Be a Reliable Marker for Disease (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 328K)

USDA's Brief Opposing R-CALF USA's request for Preliminary Injunction November 21, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 174K)

USDA's Statement Opposing R-CALF USA's request for Preliminary Injunction November 21, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 114K)

R-CALF USA's Motion for Preliminary Injunction, OTM Litigation November 1, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 309K)

OTM Complaint, SD District Court October 29, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 98K)

R-CALF USA letter to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the OTM Rule October 6, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 93K)

R-CALF USA letter to all members of the U.S. Senate regarding the OTM Rule October 6, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader 93K)

9th Circuit Formal Opinion on R-CALF USA Appeal (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 92K)

Historic and Present BSE Risk: Greater in Canada than in the U.S. Prepared by R-CALF USA March 2007  Posted May 22, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 24K)

R-CALF USA Talking Points:  Why Over 30-Month Canadian Cattle and Beef Should Not Be Allowed into the U.S.  January 3, 2007

R-CALF USA Position Paper:  USDA Should Not Allow the Importation of Over 30-Month Cattle and Beef from Canada  Revised December 26, 2006


Testimony, Legal Filings, and Studies

R-CALF USA letter to Agricultural Secretary Johanns regarding Canadian BSE Investigation July 26, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 92K)

R-CALF USA Supplemental Authority July 3, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 316K)

R-CALF USA Reply Brief April 19, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 68K)

Brief Amici Curiae of National Meat Association, American Meat Institute... March 7, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 750K)

Brief Amicus Curiae of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and Affiliates March 6, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 273K)

Brief Amicus Curiae of the Government of Canada March 5, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF file 1MB)

USDA Brief February 26, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 129K)

House OTM Letter to USDA posted July 3, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 76K)

Creekstone Court Memorandum  March 29, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 78K)

Creekstone Court Order  March 29, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 32K)

House Letter in Opposition to the OTM Rule  March 12, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 809K)

Consumers Union's Petition to USDA-APHIS, Docket No. APHIS-2006-0041, Bovine; Minimal Risk Regions; Importation of Live Bovines and Products Derived from Bovines  March 12, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 355K)

Joint OTM Letter  March 12, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 77K)

R-CALF USA Comments in Docket No. APHIS-2006-0041: Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions; Importation of Live Bovines and Products
Derived From Bovines
  March 12, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 2MB)

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Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-SD) Re: Docket No. APHIS-2006-0041 Requesting an Extension of the Comment Period  March 1, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PFD File 169K)

Request for Extension of Time in Docket Number APHIS-2006-0041: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions; Importation of Live Bovines and Products Derived From Bovines  February 21, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 280K)

Summary of Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation  February 21, 2007  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 99K)

Written Statement of Leo R. McDonnell, Jr. Regarding Implications of the USDA’s Proposed Rule on Importing Canadian Cattle and Beef from Animals Older than 30 Months of Age to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on behalf of R-CALF USA, Bismarck State College  February 21, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 207K)

Senators' Letter to USDA Regarding the Proposed OTM Rule  February 2, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 983K)

Federal Register Proposed Rule for OTM Cattle and Beef  January 9, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 276K)

USDA Release: Correction USDA PROPOSES TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL IMPORTS FROM BSE MINIMAL-RISK COUNTRIES  January 4, 2007  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 43K)

USDA Release:  Original USDA PROPOSES TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL IMPORTS FROM BSE MINIMAL-RISK COUNTRIES  January 4, 2007  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 57K)

Transcript of Audio Coverage with Dr. John Clifford, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer (APHIS), on USDA's Proposal to Allow Additional Imports from BSE Minimal-Risk Countries, Washington, D.C.  January 4, 2007 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 120K)

R-CALF USA v. USDA, et al., On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Montana, D.C. No. CV-05-00006-RFC - Brief of Appellant  December 26, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 94K)

USDA's Denied Motion for Summary Affirmance  November 14, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 38K)

USDA Attempts Rarely Used Legal Maneuver to Prevent R-CALF USA Appeal  August 21, 2006

USDA's Response to R-CALF USA's July 17th Letter  September 9, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 584K)

Memorandum in Support of R-CALF USA's Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument  August 28, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 2.1M)

R-CALF USA's Opposition to Motion for Summary Affirmance  August 26, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 42K)

"BSE Investigation Reaches Conclusion" Canadian Food Inspection Agency News Release August 24, 2006  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 133K)

R-CALF USA's Unopposed Motion for Stay of Briefing Schedule  August 18, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 71K)

Motion for Summary Affirmance  August 14, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 197K)

Request for Extension of Time in Docket Number FSIS-2006-0011  August 1, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 99K)

Cattle and Beef Trade, BSE, and the U.s. Cattle Industry:  A plan for Action  July 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 99K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Sec. Johanns  July 17, 2006 R-CALF USA Letter to Chairman Goodlatte  July 17, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 485K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Chairman Chambliss  July 17, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 482K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Ranking Member Harkin  July 17, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 482K)

R-CALF USA Letter to Ranking Member Peterson  July 17, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 482K)

9th Circuit Court Time Schedule Order  June 15, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 69K)

Order Denying R-CALF USA's Request for a Permanent Injunction  April 5, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 59K)

Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America v. U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, et al., Notice of Supplemental Authority  March 15, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 12K)

Reply Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument  February 7, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 67K)

R-CALF USA's Opposition to Motions for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Briefs  February 7, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 36K)

OIG Audit Reportof the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance Program – Phase II and Food Safety and Inspection Service Controls Over BSE Sampling, Specified Risk Materials, and Advanced Meat Recovery Products - Phase III  January 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 6013K)

Brief of Amici Curiae National Meat Association, American Meat Institute, North American Meat Processors, Southwest Meat Association, and Eastern Meat Packers Association  January 27, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1289K)

Motion of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Alberta Beef Producers for Leave to File Brief Amici Curiae Opposing Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument  January 27, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 206K)

Motion of the Government of Canada for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae in Response to Plaintiff’s Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument, and Brief in Support Thereof   January 27, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 643K)

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument  January 6, 2006 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 44K)

Exhibit 1, Final Rule, Whole Cuts of Boneless Beef from Japan (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 120K)

Exhibit 2, Proposed Rule, Whole Cuts of Boneless Beef from Japan (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 78K)

Exhibit 3, APHIS Risk Analysis for Japan (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 315K)

Exhibit 4, Proposed Rule, FDA Feed Ban (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 238K)

Exhibit 5, GAO Report, FDA Feed Testing Program (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 745K)

Exhibit 6, Anne Buschmann et al. Scientific Study (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 3MB)

Exhibit 7, Law Review, McGarity (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 907K)

Plaintiff's Motion to Set Motions for Summary Judgment for Argument  January 6, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 11K)

R-CALF USA 2006 Position Paper:  BSE Protection

Reject of petition for rehearing by the 9th Circuit Court  October 13, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 45K)

Brief of Amici Curiae Supporting Appellee R-CALF USA Petition for Rehearing (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 222K)

Brief of Amici Curiae States of Montana, Connecticut, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico and West Virginia, in Support of Petition for Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing En Banc  September 20, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 142K)

Docket No. 05-004-1:  Importation of Whole Cuts of Boneless Beef from Japan – Comments by R-CALF USA  September 19, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 2MB)

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R-CALF USA's Petition for Rehearing in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals  September 7, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 281K)

An Economic Assessment of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and the United States Cattle and Beef Industries by Dr. John J. VanSickle  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 169K) 

9th Circuit Court Opinion on USDA Appeal  July 25, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 185K), or please visit http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov

9th Circuit Court Denies NMA, CCA, and ABP Request to Intervene  July 25, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 66K)

USDA's Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment  July 13, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 120K)

Exhibit 1 - Second Declaration of William D. Hueston, Guy H. Loneragan, and Srinand Sreevatsan  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 1040K)

Exhibit 2 - Second Declaration of Philip B. Stark, PhD  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 174K)

Exhibit 3 - Third Declaration of Lisa A. Ferguson, DVM (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 72K)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Preliminary Injunction July 14, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 41K

R-CALF USA's Letter to USDA, HHS Regarding a Measured Response to the First Case of BSE in the U.S. Cattle Herd  July 11, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 1394K)

Prusiner Declaration (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 238K)

Cox Declaration (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 90K)

Charnley Declaration (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 17K)

Weaver Declaration (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 33K)

R-CALF USA's reply to USDA's cross motion for summary judgment (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 51K)

USDA Office of Inspector General Statement on Audit Work Related to the BSE Test Result Announced on June 10, 2005

USDA Final Rule Dismisses and Ignores Legitimate Scientific Recommendations  Prepared by R-CALF USA, May 31, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 154K)

Comments made by Bill Bullard, R-CALF USA CEO, at the BSE Roundtable held in Minneapolis, Minn.  June 9, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 75K)

Amicus Brief in Support of R-CALF USA  June 1, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 1434K)

R-CALF USA Answering Brief to USDA  May 26, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 710K)

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment  May 9, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 177K)

R-CALF USA Position Paper on the Inadequacy of Canada’s BSE Surveillance Program  Revised April 28, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 134K)

9th Circuit Court Amicus Brief, NCBA and AFBF et al.  April 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 78K)

9th Circuit Court Amicus Brief, AMI et al.  April 21, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 1677K)

Myths and Facts About the Congressional Joint Resolution of Disapproval of the USDA's Flawed Rule to Reopen the Canadian Border  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 136K)

R-CALF USA Position: USDA Final Rule Addressing BSE Risks From Imports of Canadian Cattle and Beef  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 170K)

Answering Brief of USDA to NMA's Intervenor Application  March 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 83K)

Answering Brief of R-CALF USA to NMA's Intervenor Application  March 28, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 130K)

GAO Report:  FDA’s Management of the Feed Ban Has Improved, but Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit Program Effectiveness  March 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 1288K)

Washington Post Advertisement Sponsored by R-CALF USA  March 15, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 81K)

NMA 9th Circuit Briefing Order  March 11, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 37K)

USDA's Response to Emergency Motion of the National Meat Association for Expedited Briefing and Hearing  March 11, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 179K)

Federal Register Notice of Partial Delay of Applicability of Final Rule  March 11, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 54K)

Appeal from Cause No. CV-05-06-BLG-RFC Emergency Motion Under Circuit Rule 27-3 by the National Meat Association  March 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 138K)

Appellee/Plaintiff's Opposition to Emergency Motion Under Circuit Rule 27-3  March 11, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 547K)

Order of Preliminary Injunction by Judge Richard Cebull  March 2, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 2516K)

Complete Transcript of the March 2, 2005 Hearing  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 317K)

Declaration in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Application for Preliminary Injunction  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 186K)

Declaration of Lisa A. Ferguson, Senior Staff Veterinarian for Veterinary Services program of USDA-APHIS  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 434K)

Declaration of Frank Fillo, Assistant Chief and Supervisory Economist of the Policy Analysis and Development staff of USDA-APHIS  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 334K)

Declaration of Kevin Shea, Associate Administrator and Chief Operating Officer for USDA-APHIS  (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 155K)

Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction  February 22, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 495K)

Statement of Facts in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction  February 22, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 309K)

Cause No.CV-05-06-BLG-RFC - Declaration of David Wilson, Head of International Trade Department of World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)  February 17, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 32K)

Will Beef from Canadian Cattle Younger Than 30 Months of Age Impact Consumer Confidence in U.S. Beef?  February 15, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 80K)

USDA Statement by Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns  February 9, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 53K)

Position Brief on Failure to Prevent BSE Transmission Routes in USDA Final Rule  February 1, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 69K)

Position Brief on Inadequate BSE Testing Policies in USDA Final Rule  February 1, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 84K)

Position Brief on USDA.s Justification of 30-Month Rule in Final Rule  February 1, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 77K)

Position Brief on Inadequate SRM Removal Policies in USDA Final Rule  February 1, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 135K)

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff's Application for Preliminary Injunction  January 31, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 2643K)

Application for Preliminary Injunction January 31, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 176K)

Claims and Assumptions Underpinning the Final USDA Minimal BSE Risk Rule: Are They Valid?  January 28, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 206K)

R-CALF USA vs. USDA-APHIS: Verified Complaint for Declatory and Injunctive Relief  January 10, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 218K)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions and Importation of Commodities— FINAL RULE— 9 CFR Parts 93, 94, 95, and 96 [Docket No. 03-080-3]  December 29, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1006K)

R-CALF USA's Third Submission of Supplemental Comments for Docket No. 03-080-1: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Minimal Risk Regions and Importation of Commodities and Attachments - December 27, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 181K)

Attachment A, Prion Transport (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 620K)
Attachment B, Prions in Tongue (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 3758K)
Attachment C, Vancouver Sun article (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 147K)
Attachment D, APHIS risk analysis, October (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 363K)
Attachment E, Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 2883K)

Economic Analysis of Final Rule: BSE Minimal Risk Regions December 20, 2004 (PDF 276K)

USDA's 5th Status Report  December 9, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 42K)

R-CALF USA’s Second Submission of Supplemental Comments for Docket No. 03-080-1:  Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal Risk Regions and Importation of Commodities  December 9, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 397K)

Court Denies NMA's Intervention Request  December 3, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 366K)

In the Matter of Federal Measures to Mitigate BSE Risks: Considerations for Further Action  September 13, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 374K)

"Risks and implications of bovine spongiform encephalopathy for the United States: Insights from other countries" Kansas State University, (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 231K)

Coalition Seeks Voluntary BSE Testing in Letter to Sec. Veneman July 27, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 61K)

"Optimal Tracking and Testing of U.S. and Canadian Herds for BSE:  A Value-of-Information (VOI) Approach" by Cox Associates, July 14, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 211K)

R-CALF USA Reaches Agreement with USDA, May 4, 2004

Agreement (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 141K)
Order signed by Judge Cebull (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 64K)

R-CALF USA Files Complaint in Federal Court, April 23, 2004

Complaint (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 112K)
Memorandum of Law (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 174K)

R-CALF USA Comments on Reopening the Canadian Border, Submitted April 7, 2004

R-CALF USA's Comments to USDA (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 1618K)
Exhibit A (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 3429K)
Exhibit B (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 2253K)
Exhibit C (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 37K)

Talking points on why the border should remain closed (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 124K)

Addendum to R-CALF USA Comments to APHIS, Border Opening  April 7, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 139K)

R-CALF USA's Letter to Secretary Veneman February 26, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 116K)

"Mouthing Rule – Segregation of Cattle 30 Months or Older," a letter to President George Bush and USDA Secretary Ann Veneman January 14, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 97K)

"Mad Cow Disease:  Industry Impact and U.S. Government Response" testimony presented before the Senate Budget Committee by R-CALF USA member Terry Duppong on January 9, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 111K)

R-CALF USA Comments on Docket No. 03-080-1:  Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal Risk Regions and Importation of Commodities  January 5, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 208K)

R-CALF USA's December 26, 2003 Request to the Commodities Future Trading Commission  December 26, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 61K)

R-CALF USA December 23, 2003  letter to the President and Ann Veneman December 23, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 86K)

R-CALF USA August 19, 2003 Letter to USDA Secretary Ann Veneman  August 19, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 123K)

Recommendations of the APHIS TSE Working Group Memo  June 16, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat PDF File 840K)

Letter to Congress Regarding Strengthening the United State's Resistance to BSE  May 30, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 141K)

Letter to USDHS, USDT, USDHHS, and USDA Requesting Removal of Livestock from "J-List"  May 23, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 116K)

R-CALF USA's Comments to APHIS Regarding Importation of Meat from Uraguay  April 11, 2003 (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 93K)


Charts and Statistics

Canadian Live Cattle Imports 1997-2003 in Dollar Value  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 56K)

Canadian Live Cattle Imports 1997-2003 in Quantities  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 55K)

United States Live Cattle Exports to Canada 1997-2003 in Quantities  (Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF File 51K)


Links

World Organization for Animal Health

World Health Organization

USDA-APHIS BSE Announcements, Initiatives, and Information

BSE: Questions and Answers

BSE: An Overview

USDA BSE Homepage

USDA/Harvard 1998 BSE Risk Assessment Study

USDA's BSE Response Plan Summary

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development



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