Canadian cattle herd soars to record after Mad Cow

OTTAWA - Canada's cattle herd soared to a record 14.7 million head by Jan. 1 in the wake of last year's single case of Mad Cow disease that led to dozens of countries imposing import bans, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday.
Cattle numbers were up 8.7 percent, or 1.2 million head, from Jan. 1, 2003 largely due to reduced sales, the Statscan survey of 10,000 farmers over December and January found.

Source: Reuters via Agriculture Online
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