There is a call for the Taoiseach to highlight that there's 'absolutely no risk' from a case of Atypical BSE.
The discovery, which was confirmed on Tuesday, means Irish beef exports to China have been halted.
The Chinese market only opened back up to Irish farmers in January of this year following on from another BSE case back in 2020.
The case was discovered on November 3rd after tests were carried out by Department of Agriculture vets on a dead 10-year-old cow that had been delivered for destruction.
"The animal did not enter the food or feed chain and there are no public health risks associated with this occurrence," the Department of Agriculture told Newstalk in a statement.
"Atypical BSE is a rare spontaneous event that may occur in any bovine population. It is not related to feed contamination," it added.
The protocol with China requires exports to be suspended pending submission and assessment of an epidemiological report.
The timeframe for a resumption of beef exports is a matter for the Chinese authorities.
IFA Livestock Chair Brendan Golden is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to get involved.
"Well it's disappointing news because we were just starting to build back into China again over the last number of months," he said.
"We had been out of there from a previous incident back in 2020.
"So, it was disappointing news to get when it came through.
"We'd be hoping that the Minister can highlight and even the Taoiseach can highlight the fact that we have very strong controls in place, and that there's absolutely no risk here.
"The fact that it's an Atypical case of BSE, there's absolutely no risk either," he added.
Ireland exported approximately 5,132 tonnes of beef to China, valued at €24 million, between January and May 2020.