The heat wave hit thousands of cattle

The heat wave hit thousands of cattle


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L. de la Mornais, T. Donzel, A. Sangouard – franceinfo

France TVs

Extreme temperatures in the United States killed at least 2,000 cattle in Kansas in mid-June.

Horrific and unbearable pictures in kansas, in the United States of America. Thousands of cattle were found dead. Their corpses were lined up by their dumbfounded breeders. Their number is still being determined. Faced with these sudden deaths, the Kansas Agricultural Services have made it clear that they see no explanation other than extreme heat.

In another part of that state, a farmer who has not lost any livestock sees this as a possible cause. “I’ve never seen anything like this before. You can lose a few heads, but never that big. Colleagues told me there was a sudden rise in temperature and that the temperature was over 40 degrees in the middle of the night”Greg Peterson reports. The phenomenon remained localized in certain regions. Animals cannot cool off at night, because internal temperatures rise dangerously high. Cattle are not used to such temperatures. Many breeders are afraid of a recurrence of this phenomenon in the future.

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