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Kevin Olson and his family withstood six years of tight exporting regulations after cattle in northwestern Minnesota tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. Although his herd remained TB-free through it all, Big Rok still paid a big price in vaccinations and customer loss.

Taking the bull by the horns, Big Rok Angus overcomes state's TB scare

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When Kevin Olson started up Big Rok Angus with his family about five miles northwest of Detroit Lakes, he knew there'd be some risk involved.

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"In this industry, diseases are always a concern," said Olson, "You're always one day away from something happening that could interfere with your ability to raise cattle."

So when a cattle rancher from up in northwestern Minnesota found out one of his animals had bovine tuberculosis, it sent shock waves throughout the state.

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