Market Effects of Searching for Mad Cows

Carter, Colin and Jacqueline Huie

from ARE Update Vol. 8, No. 1, Sept/Oct, 2004

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Mad cow disease was first discovered in Europe, followed by Japan, and more recently in North America. The disease has distressed the cattle industry in Europe, Japan and Canada but not so much in the United States. At present, the U.S. does relatively little searching for mad cows and any decision to increase testing presents an interesting tradeoff.


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, mad cow, disease, BSE, cattle, import, export, consumer


Carter, Colin and Jacqueline Huie. 2004. "Market Effects of Searching for Mad Cows." ARE Update 8(1): 5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.