Illegal dumping may result from new mad cow rule

Illegal dumping may result from new mad cow rule

Leslie Reed

Nebraska’s state veterinarian is among those worried dead cattle could be left to rot in windbreaks or ditches because of a federal regulation intended to prevent mad cow disease.

The new rule, which takes effect April 27, says cattle over 30 months of age can’t be rendered for animal feed unless their brains and spinal cords are removed first.

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