Klamath Falls rancher settles lawsuit with Union Pacific over dead cattle



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A legal battle between a Klamath Falls rancher and a railroad over 24 dead cattle has ended.

71 year old Bruce Topham received a settlement two weeks ago on the eve of a trial with Union Pacific.

The amount wasn’t disclosed, but Topham valued the rare cows at several hundred thousand dollars because they are a special breed, and considered to be nature’s first wild cow.

23 cows and one bull died after they walked onto a track in an area where the railroad’s fence had fallen down.