HUSBANDRY: At Lenker's Place

Since 1929. when Iowa passed a law making compulsory the testing of all cattle for tuberculosis, Iowa farmers have waged a vain fight to have the law repealed. Their objections real and fancied: 1) the State pays only part of the value of the condemned cattle; 2) the injection marks suggest that healthy cattle are infected, fail to identify those incurably infected; 3) it causes cows to have abortions instead of calves. Many farmers have also expressed dislike of Dr. Peter Malcolm, State veterinarian. Last spring 2,000 farmers marched to the State...

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