The approval came after the exemption threshold for testing domestic cattle
for mad cow disease was raised Monday from 21 months to up to 30 months.
Mitochondrial DNA analysis shows a Near Eastern Neolithic origin for domestic cattle
and no indication of domestication of European aurochs.
They keep roaming around looking for preys, particularly our domestic cattle
, all night.
Scientists are exploring how their cross-breeding with domestic cattle
in the late 1800s still may have unwanted effects on modern populations of the species.
coli O157 does not cause illness in ruminants, the bacterium occurs naturally in domestic cattle
and they are the primary reservoir of this human pathogen.
Prof Joachim Burger, an author of the study based at the University of Mainz, Germany, noted: "Wild aurochs are very different beasts from modern domestic cattle
, sheep, pigs and perhaps goats were introduced from abroad and kept in herds.
The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic cattle
, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products.
He said the international situation meant that athere were no cheap pockets of beef anywhere to be snapped up by UK supermarkets in an attempt to force down the price of domestic cattle
, which is now heading towards an average of 350p a deadweight kilo.
Grass-finished beef is a natural diet for humans; we've been eating this kind of meat from domestic cattle
for several thousand years, and from wild cattle (hunted for food) for several million years before that.
They include the horse, the aurochs and domestic cattle
, European fallow deer, the lynx, the brown bear, the house mouse, extinct birds, land and freshwater molluscs, and insects.
Through this project the domestic cattle
breed population decreased while the purebred cattle population, particularly Holstein, increased.
has been vaccinated against anthrax in Jalal-Abad oblast of Kyrgyzstan, the local veterinary control department said.
The aurochs was a type of wild cattle not extinct in Europe until the mid-second millennium BC--so they must have co-existed for centuries with the domestic cattle
which were to supplant it.
Efe, which was born a week ago under a project of the Turkish Scientific Technical Research Organization (TUBITAK) Marmara Research Center (MAM) to clone Turkey's domestic cattle
, was introduced to the press.