It is an ill wind that blows no good! Grass feeders can get some new customers. More attention will be focused on the legal practice of butchering downer cows. I thought at one time when I took meat production in college no animal could be used that could not stand. A cow down from calving should not be eaten. How many people would suffer from the loss of a downer cow, not many. If they have that many the cattleman is doing something wrong. We should not panic,it will soon blow over and be back to normal. I am not finding less consumption of meat in my area. It prices do tumble it will be time to buy. If meat goes down in stores will be good time to fill freezor. We got through Alar, and cranberrys and will survive this also and may even profit from it. Sheep are now tagged for the Scrapy program and beef will soon be identified so that you will be able to trace a steak back to the farm of origin.