Local feed stores unaffected by mad cow disease


A case of mad cow disease in Canada has raised concerns about the spread of the disease around the world, but local feed stores said the ban on importing some Canadian products hasn't affected what they can sell.

"Our feeds are natural grain," said Lee Kohler, manager of the Big R. Store in Havre. "The only thing that was quarantined was things with bone meal.

"Our (Canadian feeds) are 100 percent grain made in Alberta," he added.

Canadian officials reported on May 20 that an eight-year-old cow in Alberta had been slaughtered and tested positive with the brain-wasting disease bovine spongif...

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