Mad cow disease is dividing US, Canada cattle ranchers

US - On opposite sides of the Rocky Mountains, two men on horseback roam the grassy prairie each day, checking the cattle on their ranches. Until two years ago, Hugh Lynch-Staunton in Alberta and Jim Baker in Hot Springs, Montana, were kindred souls in the saddle - strangers who shared the same pride and tradition, doing the same work on tough land. Then four cows came between them. The discovery of four head of cattle in Canada with mad cow disease has drawn a line of anger and suspicion between cattlemen who used to operate in seamless cooperation.

calendar icon 23 May 2005
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