The study that was done used pregnant cattle to see the effects on both the mother and developing baby while the mother grazed in low level radioactive pastures. The study recorded the cesium accumulation in the mother and in the developing baby, miscarriages, and after being born. * I bet that the researchers are just waiting for the babies to be of age to be bred so that they can do more “breeding” studies on them.
The photo is an example of cattle grazing in a contaminated pasture.
Grazing of cattle breeding for meat contaminated environment under low concentration of radioactive materials <PDF:391KB>
Environment pollution low concentration of radioactive materials
Pasturage use of the breeding cow for meat under radioactive material
low concentration pollution environment
Takaaki Ogino (Takaaki Ogino
Institute of Animal Husbandry Numajiri minute field Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre 1)
Numajiri Branch, Livestock Research Centre,
Fukushima Agricultural Technology Centre