Quite often, most of the farmer would mention that they had to put a cow down that week. We listened, fascinated, to all the gory details, how the cows acted, trying to walk backwards and falling down, unable to get up. So a cow was taken away on a stone-boat, off from the house, a big hole was dig, the cow shot, put in the hole and buried. No other cows had it.
One farmer thought his cow had found a patch of "loco" weed and eaten it. It was deadly stuff and most farmers cleared the land of it.
This could be happening again, in the argument between the USA and Canada, about Beef - what do you think? It is worth a "good think" say I.