|June 28, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: With indications
that the export market could begin reopening to UK cattle,
cattle producers here hope to have finally moved beyond
the devastating effects of mad cow disease.
"It took a sustained period to restore confidence
(in export markets)," Roy McHattie, chief executive
of the Aberdeen-Angus Society, told Reuters at the Royal
Highland Show on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland.
McHattie said the industry hopes to see foreign countries
begin easing restrictions on imports of British beef
John Fleming, secretary of the British Belgian Blue
Cattle Society said there had been talk of trade barriers
coming down in the autumn or next spring, reported Reuters.