Cow That Stole Christmas 10 Years Later

ncba-frazierOn December 23, 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the first known case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States. It was in an adult Holstein cow in the state of Washington, which quickly became known as the “cow that stole Christmas.”

In this interview, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) chief operating officer Kendal Frazier recalls how the cattle industry reacted to the event, how exports of U.S. beef were impacted, and where we are now, 10 years later. Interview with Kendal Frazier, NCBA