§ Lord Lucas
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the seasonality of birth of confirmed BSE bovines is the same as that for United Kingdom bovines generally; if not, what are the differences; and what explanations are considered possible. [HL1233]
§ Baroness Hayman
The seasonality of the month of birth of BSE suspects reflects the general calving pattern. There is no identified variation in the risk of an animal contracting BSE associated with months of birth.