04 March 1998
Ulster one step closer to
resuming beef exports
EUROPEAN veterinary experts today rejected Northern Irelands bid to get the beef export ban lifted on cattle under its certified herd scheme. But Ulster officials and farmer leaders are quietly confident that the council of farm ministers will approve the proposal when they meet next on March 16.
In a related issue, the vets also rejected Commission plans to ban the specified risk materials (SRMs) from the human food chain.