California Heat Wave Hits Dairy Cows Hard

California Heat Wave Hits Dairy Cows Hard

California Heat Wave Hits Dairy Cows Hard
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Three of his cows have died this week. Others are showing a loss of appetite, and milk production has dropped 16 percent.

LODI (CBS13) – The heat wave is impacting California dairy cows in a big way.

“This has been brutal,” said Hank Van Exel, second generation farmer.

He has 6,000 head of cattle on his Lodi Dairy farm and has been running misters and fans around the clock trying to keep them cool.

“They’re still hurting; you see them all bunched up like this. Usually, they’re all laying down,” he said.

Unfortunately, three have died this week. Others are showing a loss of appetite, and milk production has dropped 16 percent…….

Source: California Heat Wave Hits Dairy Cows Hard « CBS Sacramento

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