Up To 10,000 Cattle Die As Extreme Heat Bakes Kansas

Up To 10,000 Cattle Die As Extreme Heat Bakes Kansas


As many as 10,000 cattle have died amid triple-digit temperatures in Kansas, and more livestock could perish over the next several days, according to reports.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said at least 2,000 head of cattle succumbed to high heat and humidity as of Tuesday, spokesperson Matthew Lara said. The calculation is based on the number of carcasses the agency has been asked to help dispose of.

“It was essentially a perfect storm,” A.J. Tarpoff, beef extension veterinarian for Kansas State University, told Reuters.

Thousands of cattle suddenly died last weekend in Kansas. The reason given – high temperatures. pic.twitter.com/Gd0I5k5eRP

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The farming journal AgWeb.com reported the number of dead cows could be as high as 10,000, and more have been

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