South American nations have big plans to expand meat exports to Europe in order to capitalise on the BSE scare. Even though they are strongly promoting their BSE-free beef, it looks as though the biggest gainers in the European market will be sheep (mutton) and pork. This is ironic given the fact that Brazil recently had a big scare when scrapie was detected in a herd of sheep. Uruguay and Colombia are planning to expand exports of sheep and pork respectively.