When mad cow struck the bovine industry many farmers were forced to raise this new meat animal.
They found that it was generally easier to raise this new livestock and the financial returns were enormous compared to cattle. Again the rich were feeding off the masses, this time in a literal sense.
And soon, the nation was embroiled in a civil war between the haves and the have-nots.
The power elite subdued the poor with their superior firepower and resources.
Early in the 21 st century the United States went bankrupt.
The out of control budget deficit and the economic mismanagement had finally caught up with the arrogant government and the nation fell.
The public was told that a new breed of animal had been created for use as a meat animal and farms were set up to breed and raise these animals.
The farms thrived; providing a source of food for the elite that the elite kept for themselves.
The big corporations agreed to bail the country out, if they could install their technocratic government, to put things to right.
Then the country would be allowed to return to democracy.
But with a very young son to bring up and the family farm in crisis, he decided to give it a shot. Grant was surprised at how little actual work had to be done to fatten and finish the animal for final sale at the market.
He could buy animals, ten to fifteen years old, from a breeding farm and using the recommended feed and supplements bring the animals to market after four or five years.