Wyoming Ranchers Won't Feel Mad Cow Effects

Laramie, Wy – The discovery of the country's third-ever case of Mad Cow Disease should not have any effect in Wyoming. The vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Jim Magagna, says the only effect this could have is if there is a downturn in the price of beef. He says the fear is always that consumers might decide not to eat as much beef and that could impact the market. But, Magagna says since the last time a case of Mad Cow was found consumer confidence in beef has increased.
This cow did not enter the food supply and Magagna says that shows the testing system works. As for foreign trade he says this won't likely impact most agreements the U-S has, but Magagna says Japan does not always act predictably.