|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 in 2005.
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.