Mad Cows & Madder Whiggers

Quote Originally Posted by jewplinGlob, Sunday Mar15-09

Farm: FDA rule poses problem for handling dead Missouri cows

HALFWAY, Mo. (AP) — The trucks blocking the driveway to the Halfway Packing Co. describe the firm’s operations with the slogan: “Our business is dead.”

Never has that been more true.

The company that collected cattle and horse corpses for disposal now is dead itself, the victim of a new federal regulation on cattle renderers that is designed to prevent mad-cow disease.

The federal regulation, which takes effect in April, has led to uncertainty in the cattle industry about how to dispose of dead animals. Consequently, the Halfway Packing Co. has shut down, leaving ranchers in one of the nation’s largest beef cattle states without any company willing to travel from farm to farm picking up dead livestock.

“It’s a hardship, and from a potential disease and public health standpoint, it’s a critical issue,” said Jeff Windett, executive vice president for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. “If dead animals are not disposed of properly, they could present a health problem and a disease problem.”

There are four main options for disposing of dead livestock: burning, composting, burying and rendering. Rendering companies turn animal waste such as eyes, hooves and intestines into a variety of products such as biofuels, gelatin, animal feed and various industrial chemicals.

The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations require renderers and animal feed manufacturers to remove the brain and spinal cord from cows 30 months and older. The rule is intended to prevent central nervous system tissue of dead cattle from getting into animal feed, because it can cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.

But the health safeguards also carry a cost for rendering companies and farmers.

Until this year, the trucks at Halfway Packing Co. traveled more than 1,000 miles a day picking up carcasses in 20 counties through the heart of Missouri’s cattle country.

Richard Spinning, the company’s owner, charged about $20 per cow and used the meat to make canned pet food and sold the hides. So unlike renderers that can use waste from the animals, Spinning could only use the well-preserved carcasses that were picked up. He estimated that to stay in business under the federal rule, he would have had to charge more than $100 per animal.

Spinning said he understands the problem farmers face in disposing of their dead livestock, but he couldn’t continue losing money and staying in business as the last holdout.

“Our credit cards went further and now they’re maxed out. We were dumb. We should have shut down a long time ago,” he said.

Missouri State Veterinarian Taylor Woods said there aren’t many good options for farmers to dispose of carcasses on their own.

“There’s not much of a way that the average producer can burn a cow. They can put one on a big bale of hay or put it on brush, but it takes a lot of brush to burn a cow,” Woods said. “To compost a cow, you have to cut her up and that’s not a job most of us like to do. And right now, you can’t hardly dig a hole in the winter months.”

A spokeswoman for FDA said the agency acknowledges the new rule could pose a hardship and has been working with farmers and renderers. But spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey said the tougher rule is necessary, because mad cow disease has been linked to more than 200 human deaths worldwide, none of which involved U.S. beef.

“The FDA has an obligation to put control measures in place that will prevent the threats to public and animal health that occurred in other countries,” DeLancey said.

Nationwide, 54 billion pounds of animal parts are rendered each year. But only a small portion of that — several billion pounds — comes from animals that die on farms.

Tom Cook, who leads an Alexandria, Va.,-based trade group for renderers, said it’s unlikely many companies are willing to deal with cows that are more than 30 months old, unless they receive them in large quantities.

Disposing of dead animals is a key part of the agriculture business, and the change has farmers searching for solutions. Someone recently dropped off a dead young cow at the Halfway Packing Co., even though the driveway had been blockaded with the company’s trucks.

Some in the cattle industry fear dead cattle could be left rotting on farms or dragged into creeks, or that even properly buried animals will eventually become so concentrated that wells and groundwater could become contaminated.

Lyle Caselman, who runs a sale barn eight miles from the Halfway Packing Co., said there usually is at least one death at each of his five cattle sales per month. Without the packing company, he now collects the dead cattle, covers them with a tarp and hauls them at night to avoid attracting attention. He buries the cattle in his pastures.

“It’s been a nightmare for us so far, and it’s yet really to come, because in the summer is when we lose the most of them,” said Caselman, who auctions about 60,000 cattle each year at the Buffalo Livestock Market in Buffalo, Mo. “It can get really stinky.”
The fed feebs don't know anything about clearing up prion-based diseases.

When I was in the NutHouse and was able to ask for my wife or others to send me upgrades about the Chronic Wasting Disease spread in the 'Kwa. You see, I observed that Chronic Wasting Disease could be spread easily by simply collecting the carcasses of deer dying of winter-kill conditions in areas like Colorado and Wisconsin, rendering them down into animal feed and then feeding that feed to deer hundreds and thousands of miles away. I've looked at maps detailing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease the past few years and I have to conclude that federal stupidity in allowing these captive deer and elk populations to act as a 'prion-bathhouse' has spread far more CWD than any wannabe domestic terrorist by a factor of at least two to one. There simply isn't any sign of domestic terrorism regarding prion poisoning. There could be -- but it really caused by stupidity.

See the following map at the below link:



The yellow dots showing where Chronic Wasting Disease took place with the herds depopulated is an admission that the idiotic US government allows these herds which carry and bring about CWD to exist in the first place to concentrate the disease and let it form an outbreak. There must be 30 or more of these captive-herd outbreaks and some of them are in places wwhere it can spread to the wild deer, without a CWD district nearby as in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Montana, and New York. Does ZOG deliberately wish to spread Chronic Wasting Disease? Or has ZOG simply fallen prey to the lobbying of those who wish simply raise trophy animals regardless of whether it is safe for all?

Likewise with the above regulation. Cows and sheep and deer should not be rendered down into animal food for the same and different species of food animals. They can be used for dog and cat food, biofuels, industrial chemicals, and in areas where there is no history of mad cow, into fertilizer.

But making a law which means that dead animals simply lie until coyotes or dogs dispose of the carcasses means that other diseases than mad cow will be spread. Some of these diseases like typhus and cholera can be as dangerous far more quickly than the slow spread of these prion diseases.

These prion diseases spread slowly. They do spread in both the dung and the dead carcasses of these animals. There is a species barrier which can be gotten around if a particularly susceptible individual comes down with the disease, from which it can infest others of the species. Some of the species will have a resistance to these transmissible spongiform encephlopathies, but most won't. So the secret to keeping these prion diseases in check lies in the proper disposal of sick and dead animals in order to keep diseases from getting into the human food supply.

It would be far more efficient to have the farmer or rancher dispose of only the head of the animal. For the rest of the carcass to be used for dog food or biofuels or anything other than human or animal feed. A quick inquiry to be made as to what the animal died of in order to decide how to dispose of the animal carcass might well be made on the spot, with farmers paid in full for the market value of any animal which died of a prion disease so that they will dispose of them properly as opposed to simply practicing the 'three S's' of "Shoot, Shovel & Shut-Up."

These recommendations do not change the fact that anyone can practice prion poisoning by design. However, the above rule by the federal government merely makes sure that nothing is done except to make the problem worse by accident. If ZOG wants to stop prion poisoning, then it should shut down these deer confinement farms, as they are the equivalent of the Sans Fagscrisco bath-houses that spread AIDS, as Randy Shilts wrote about in "And The Band Played On."

Pastor Martin Luther Dzerzhinsky Lindstedt
Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations of Missouri

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