Mexico lifts ban on Canadian cattle imports

Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:19pm EST
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico in March will lift a ban on Canadian cattle imports that dates to a 2003 outbreak of mad cow disease in Canada.

"Beginning in March, Mexico will be able to import dairy and beef cattle from Canada that are younger than 30 months," Mexico's Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Mexico stopped importing beef and cattle from Canada following an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in 2003.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Bill Trott)