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Published April 16, 2010, 08:41 AM

Board denies request for Canadian cattle import exemptions

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health has turned down a request to allow Canadian cattle to enter the state without testing.

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Board denies request for Canadian cattle import exemptions

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health has turned down a request to allow Canadian cattle to enter the state without testing.

Meeting Thursday in Bismarck, the board voted unanimously to deny a request by Korbyn Kost of Carrington, to exempt cattle he wants to import from Canada from the state’s tuberculosis and brucellosis testing and brucellosis vaccination requirements.

Kost operates a feedlot near Carrington.

Shawn Schafer, Turtle Lake, who represents the non-traditional livestock industry on the nine-member board, moved to deny the request. Melvin Leland, Sydney, Mont., who represents purebred cattle, seconded the motion.

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