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The farm ministry began numbering all cattle in the nation Monday as part of emergency measures to cope with mad cow disease, tagging the first cow in Yamato, Gifu Prefecture.

The numbering system is being used to track all cows and to speed up the flow of information — such as which cows might have been bred with the disease, should more mad cow cases arise.

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