Tests Show No Mad Cow, Cattle Prices Rise
John Clifford, deputy administrator for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said on Tuesday that federal scientists conducted two final tests on the animal’s brain sample. The first test completed on Monday was negative. A second finished on Tuesday was also negative, he said.
“Negative results from both … tests make us confident that the animal in question is indeed negative for BSE,” Clifford said.