WPR News
11:53 am
Tue December 23, 2003

Nebraska Imposes Brucellosis Restrictions

Cheyenne, WY – Another state is placing import restrictions on Wyoming cattle, following the discovery of brucellosis near Pinedale. Nebraska is now the third state to impose restrictions, joining Colorado and California. Wyoming still has its brucellosis-free status. 3,400 head from herds near the infected cows have all tested negative. If the state were to lose its status, that would subject the state to automatic restrictions for exporting cattle anywhere in the nation. Wyoming would no longer be considered brucellosis-free if a seperate positive test is found anywhere in the state in the next two years.