I think that prices will plummet and everyone will boycott beef for a while, just like when the disease was rampant in England. However, I don’t think it will last long as many will just give it "Chicken Little" attention.
Chicken and Pork prices will rise accordingly.
I read a report today that the protein that causes the illness is in the nervous system of the animal, i.e. brains and spinal cord. Paul, do you know anything about that?