The Animal and Plant Health Agency are asking all cattle farmers to participate in a short survey following a recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) detected in England in 2021. This case was potentially linked to contaminated feed from a silo that had been in use since the early 1980s. This survey is trying to establish whether there are any feed stores still in use that pre-date 1 August 1996 when the ban on feeding of processed animal protein was introduced.  The aim of the survey is to support GB’s application for “negligible BSE risk status” which will help facilitate trade and access new markets for export of British beef and feed products. This survey acts in the best interest of the farming industry so please participate: