Brucellosis and BSE

Wyoming – Starting February 10th, brucellosis testing will be required by all Wyoming Ranchers selling female cattle used for breeding. The emergency action is meant to clam buyers in other states who worry about the potential for Wyoming to export brucellosis after 31 cases were discovered in Sublette County. The testing will make it more expensive for ranchers to sell cattle. And Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports this comes at a time when BSE, or mad cow disease has dramatically cut into beef prices.