Fears the animals could bring disease
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Associated Press is reportign; Nebraska agriculture officials are concerned cattle imported into the state from drought-stricken areas of Texas and Oklahoma could bring diseases with them, so they are encouraging ranchers to follow import rules.
The Agriculture Department is concerned cattle from southern states could be infected with trichomoniasis: a disease can cause infertility and miscarriages in cattle.
Ranchers must be able to prove cattle they import are disease-free.