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45 cattle producers accept buyout

Published 07/25/2008, Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota officials say 45 cattle producers in northwestern Minnesota have accepted the new herd buyout in the latest salvo in the state’s fight against a small outbreak of bovine tuberculosis that already is costing the cattle industry. The legislature this spring quickly passed the buyout provision to pay producers a $500 bonus per animal for selling off their entire herds as a way to eradicate any possible bovine TB in the region.

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