District Officer Livestock Dr Yaqoob said that the slaughter of one-year-old female cattle
will be allowed.
Last week the minister stopped the import of young female cattle
and sheep after evidence indicated the virus could be transmitted through pregnancy.
At its Rotterdam facility female cattle
hindquarters specialists debone, cut, freeze and vacuum-pack portion control tenderloin, ribeye, striploin and beefsteak for the restaurant trade, supermarkets and further processors.
But export volumes could ease during the rest of the year, partly because of reduced female cattle
slaughter in Australia and higher competition from poultry and pork in the United States.
All imported female cattle
which are used for breeding, are blood tested at least two weeks after their first calving in Great Britain.