The food safety investigation into a case of bovine tuberculosis that was found in an Alberta cow now extends into Saskatchewan.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday that two farms in Saskatchewan are under quarantine along with 33 farms in southeastern Alberta.
The agency says the quarantines in Saskatchewan are not new cases of the contagious bacterial disease, but are the result of tracing work from one infected herd in Alberta.
The source of the infection is not known.
The C-F-I-A says the farms in Saskatchewan are located in rural municipalities south of the South Saskatchewan River and west of Highway 4.
Chad MacPherson is a spokesman for the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. He said producers hope the C-F-I-A will put more resources into the investigation.
He said the main thing is to do the trace-back and investigation as thoroughly as possible and as quick as possible to get it resolved.
Last week, the C-F-I-A warned that more ranches could be placed under quarantine and suggested the process of testing cattle and tracing where the animals have lived is expected to take months.