Ranchers are relieved with the latest completed B-S-E investigation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has reported the 50 month old Edmonton dairy cow probably contracted the disease from a contaminated batch of feed.

Chairman of the Alberta Beef producers, Darcy Davis says cattle born after the feed ban are a concern but this seems to be an isolated case.

"It shows that the systems are working fine as long as everybody is doing what they are supposed to do", he says, "so the U-S has shown confidence in what we are doing, they are still going ahead with Rule 2" (allowing over thirty month animals as imports).

Davis says the system will be further strengthened when specified risk materials are taken out of the meat and bone meal system in a few months time.