cattle deaths

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Old Rocks, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,488
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,328
    Higher prices for grains, next, for cattle.

    Heat Wave Taking A Toll On Midwest Cattle Farmers - MyStateLine.com

    Some cattle farmers are taking on huge losses as record heat keeps a grip over much of the U.S.
    Hundreds of cattle have died across the nation's midsection.
    Farmers say they're having a hard time keeping the animals cool.
    One farmer in South Dakota has lost nearly a million-dollars and close to half of his herd.
    Record heat has been blamed for the deaths of one-thousand cattle in Minnesota.
    Farmers may be eligible for federal aid to help cover the loss.

    Cattle deaths reported from extreme heat


    “We know in South Dakota they’ve had 1,000 to 1,500 cattle lost to this heat,” Grooms said. “It looks like (the hot weather) is going to continue for a couple more days, so we really want people to focus on what they can do to keep those animals alive through this sort of situation.” Farmers can be reimbursed for animals lost in severe weather, including losses due to heat.

    Heat wave is especially hard on Nebraska’s cattle herds

    Heat wave is especially hard on Nebraska’s cattle herds
    July 21, 2011 By Matt Kelley
    This week’s extreme heat has killed hundreds of cattle in South Dakota, but as yet, no figures are being released about cattle deaths in Nebraska, where beef is a $10-billion a year industry.

    While temps today are a little cooler, the forecast still calls for steamy days ahead. Cattle producer Dal Grooms says cows have an especially difficult time dealing with high temperatures, heavy humidity and a lack of wind.

    “Cattle don’t really sweat like some livestock do, they rely completely on respiration,” Grooms explained. “If you’ve walked outside, you know it’s really hard to breathe. Well, it’s really, really hard to breathe for those cattle.”
     
  2. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,259
    Thanks Received:
    14,919
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +37,057
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,958
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,592
    time to eat more road kill
     
  4. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,117
    Thanks Received:
    9,265
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,395
    Alternate headline: Cattle Chattel Rattled
     
  5. CrusaderFrank
    Offline

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,259
    Thanks Received:
    14,919
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +37,057
    CO2 causes high pressure systems...amazing that lil molecule
     
  6. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,958
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,592
    been over 100 degrees for about 45 days here.
     
  7. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,958
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,592
    1 day of cool rain
     
  8. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,958
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,592
    it's headin to da northern states, enjoy.
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,488
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,328
    Hush, now, Glow. Rushbo has officially said that the heat index doesn't exist and the whole heat wave is a figment of demented leftist imagination. From his air conditioned office, of course.
     
  10. Moonglow
    Online

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,958
    Thanks Received:
    8,034
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,592
    I'd like to see his fat arse work outside like I do.
     

Share This Page