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Business -- whether you're going to McDonald's are going to Barbeque in the backyard the great American Barbeque.
Is under siege first it was tomatoes now your -- may be in jeopardy Tracy Byrnes joins me now here in the -- with the -- -- And we've also got cattle rancher gave McLaren on the phone he is and Louis town Montana.
I did let's start I think you there's -- reported case of brucellosis.
-- -- -- that's -- you finance -- -- -- -- heard of this disease but it was found in cattle today in Montana.
We understand you're very very upset about this palace exactly what.
Brucellosis is in what is going on out there well.
Bruce was closes today you know treating disease within panel and -- abortions.
It's also known as -- receiver -- -- transferred to humans it can only be transferred by.
Drinking milk of -- of these animals.
So the -- there's a long time indeed we've worked very hard to -- -- to get our resources for his status in Montana.
And we we probably just lost -- -- recess.
-- my father raises cattle in New Mexico sort of as a hobby but.
He had -- Also I mean he does -- those things didn't even when I told him up this morning talk about -- -- the story he said outputs look no big deal -- transmitted by the elsewhere that's a veterinarian but.
There is a big deal for you at the economically can speak about that well.
Oh absolutely had to -- in Montana probably -- thirty million dollars back in the fifties.
To do all the testing and eliminate any infected animals -- give are disease free status.
The risk is that -- border Yellowstone park where the federal.
Herd of bison and elk.
Are -- years of brucellosis.
This unique animal.
Are you now going to have to do more testing and -- could walk us through the actual cost hit that this makes on you.
Prices bringing this year vs last year because of this we're going to be up 20% 50%.
Double what we don't have any idea.
Well there's going to be.
High costs for those persons who -- -- breeding.
As far as selling animals.
Go in to the meat production.
There's no risk there to consumers.
The disease cannot be transferred to humans by that route.
But Montana is the number one.
The stadium producing.
Breeding animals to other states and two other nations.
We know right fair game let's -- -- into the conversation as you know psychologically.
This is yet another.
-- -- you know -- now we have another problem in our food supply what does -- do for consumers as all get a word about it.
People are very worried about it they did a survey that said six and every ten people say they're gonna change their eating habits now because of it but at unfortunately.
Because of this beat new movie is that she didn't they -- mean I think just today yeah yeah yeah.
We had this before remember we have tops close in 2006 tops is all.
I think pretty much let their whole process it was not really nice and -- of pounds of beef that were contaminated greens because there -- -- just fell by the wayside and -- agencies allowed them to do this unfortunately and you know coming around for six decades closed -- shot but so do we need.
-- certainly there -- the into the regulation topic so let's go back -- are you would have been is this going to cost more regulations and and it -- in even 23 years is this going to be a big problem for Montana you're gonna have to have all kinds more red tape to get through them.
To supply us with our beat.
Well for the producers in Montana that -- producers they've done their job in back so they didn't and testing.
The problem is this.
Fights and -- -- in the Yellowstone park area.
Are not being taken care of his heart -- you've got over 50% prevalence of brucellosis in the bison.
Any help in that area into the 5% there -- the carriers.
Also the new one towel this tested positive.
Is carrying the same type of brucellosis as it is very I can't see the Procter.
-- -- I think there -- -- -- DN thank you so much for -- and good luck dealing with all of this it's.
My -- -- not after the big deal to the food supply chain but it does impact individual farmers tremendously yeah houses.
Now we know a lot of dignity and cleared it -- it's not the -- in the restaurants or in the grocery stores.
At this point we'll keep you -- and also dissented you have to drink the milk -- even be affected as you can.
And I Andy and I Johansson -- -- like ducks went with the most recent decline Jersey Jersey can't seem to make a good burger.
Yeah hey pretty inspection process may think that's a lot of this stuff and that was part of -- problem -- inspection process.
Went to high and so they weren't catching things and had this Salmonella what this -- that then luckily they didn't -- -- when it was in the cattle before a way to win -- that hitter and I only want to write down so -- I saw this afternoon yeah the second.
Want yeah unbelievable guy.
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