MUSCATINE, Iowa — Where's the beef? On Wednesday afternoon it was between a HON plant and Mad Creek in downtown Muscatine.

Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, three cows fell off a trailer on Second Street near the HON laminate plant on East Second Street. Muscatine police officers, public works employees and about a dozen HON factory workers helped Jack Whan, 76, of Sherrard, Ill., wrangle his cows back onto his trailer.

Although two cows stayed near HON, one traveled up near the Mark Twain Overlook and was soon found in a residential yard. The cows were not injured because, Whan said, he wasn't traveling very fast.

"The door just came open on this new trailer," Whan said. "I don't know how that happened."

Whan was not cited — nor were the cows — and both were soon back on the road to Kalona.