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Bovine Tuberculosis


By Fadi Didi

Bovine tuberculosis has been found in a western Michigan cattle herd.

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Bovine tuberculosis has been found in a western Michigan cattle herd.

The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says two cattle tested positive at a processing facility.

They were traced to a farm in Ottawa County, in Michigan.

The department has set up a three-mile surveillance area around the farm.

All cattle in the area must undergo testing within six months.

Officials say the infected animals originated with a herd in Franklin County, Indiana, that tested positive for bovine TB in 2016.


A meat packer who was warned in 2012 that he needed a provincial licence to continue operating was finally shut down in 2016.

Now he is complaining that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs destroyed meat that could have been given to needy people.

Ilija Bilogrovic, owned B & R Catering in Breslau near Kitchener.

B & R Catering was operating without proper licensing and meat inspections, according to information from a hearing in Guelph in January.

Bilogrovic says he can't afford to invest tens of thousands of dollars in a meat smoker OMAFRA says he needs to meet standards.

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