A Year After Mad Cow, Ranchers Rejoice

US - Sergio Madrigal watched in despair as federal officials hauled away his 449 calves to be killed after the nation's first case of mad cow disease was discovered in a nearby dairy cow. A year later, Madrigal looks out at his rebuilt herd and smiles - just one of many signs that American ranchers suffered few long-term ill effects from the cow that ruined Christmas 2003. Beef prices are high, and so are spirits.

Source: RedNova
calendar icon 20 December 2004
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