Thousands of cows died in southern storms

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/texas-milk-shortage-thousands-cows-died-southern-s/npwks/

This past summer we saw egg rationing, now milk might be coming up short on demands. If this sounds like the apocalypse — well, it’s actually just Texas. (Video via U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance)

The recent Southern storms that caused major damage in states in and around Texas are now resulting in another problem: lack of milk.

Upwards of 30,000 cows died in Texas and New Mexico. As for the ones that are still alive? They’re likely dried up, as cows need to be milked regularly to keep producing.

Last summer, several states, including Texas, started coming up short on eggs after the bird flu struck. Stores started rationing the number of cartons consumers bought, and the event was predicted to affect supply over the next year.

It’s unclear if the price of milk will spike, jugs will be rationed or if this will affect other states. One U.S. Department of Agriculture report says Texas isn’t one of the top five dairy contributors for the U.S., but the 27 million residents of Texas will certainly be affected. (Video via Texas Farm Bureau)

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7 thoughts on “Thousands of cows died in southern storms

  1. I saw that very sad information on the news. The animals always suffer the most from every natural disaster, as well as human errors, omissions, and evil deeds.

    The poor cattle and other farm animals are victims of Big-Ag and the human demand for their very lives.

  2. Very sad to hear about the abnormal severe storms, the shortages & the loss of life, both humans & animals. If everyone watched Cowspiracy & followed it for all it stands for, the world would be much better off!

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  4. The ranchers won’t be suffering. We’ll be paying them to continue their operations:
    The 2014 Farm Bill permanently authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) to provide benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather. LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death of the livestock as determined by the Secretary. The livestock must have been maintained for commercial use as part of a farming operation. LIP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).
    http://www.heinrich.senate.gov/press-releases/heinrich-announces-resources-to-help-nm-ranchers-impacted-by-winter-storms

  5. http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2016/01/04/reality-check-on-public-lands-ranching-a-reaction-to-the-rhetoric-of-the-bundy-militia-in-oregon/

    Thousands of cows on the horrible “dairy farms” in southern NM have died or are dying because of the climate change-induced weather patterns which are literally shifting–huge amounts of snow in Roswell, NM, which did not even have a snowplow–because none were ever needed before.

    As Marc states, these ranchers will be thoroughly subsidized by the Federal Government. By the way, many cattle have also died out on the vast expanses of public lands, where ranchers graze livestock at taxpayer expense. At the same time, millions of wild species are slaughtered every year to keep these rancher/moochers happy. Coyotes (a wonderful wild animal) have been slaughtered in the hundreds of millions, along with other wild species, (probably more than that) since ranchers came into the West in the late 1800’s.
    We are in the throws of the Domestication of the Wild, with millions of wild species near extinction. Once extinct, its forever. And this time, caused by humans, who will not control their breeding habits. We are now on our way quickly to 8 billion humans.

    http://www.foranimals.org

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