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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Beef Exports Halted

DUBLIN () -- The Irish Farmers Association said Thursday that government policy on mad cow disease was in tatters following a decision to stop exports of beef from three Irish counties to Russia, Ireland's biggest beef export market.

Agriculture Minister Ivan Yates said Russia had threatened a complete ban on Irish beef, which Ireland says is safe to eat. Dublin instead accepted a selective agreement stopping exports from Cork, Tipperary and Monaghan counties, but the move still infuriated farmers