Oppressive heat is weighing on animal agriculture across the country, and dairy cow losses in
Milk production is also down. Loss estimates range from 10 percent to 20 percent.
In addition, the mounting cow losses have rendering plants overwhelmed. Several counties have passed emergency ordinances to allow producers to bury the dead animals.
To read an article from the Modesto Bee, go to: http://www.modbee.com/local/story/12498932p-13215083c.html
To read an article from the Lodi News-Sentinel, go to: http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2006/07/25/news/3_livestock_060725.txt