Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Real Victims of the Heat

Why aren't more people talking about the cows?

For farmers this extreme heat can be just as hard on cattle as it is on their crops.

Farmers told 13 NEWS spoke with are using misters and watching their cows around the clock because they know this heat can have a devastating affect on their lives.

"Anytime the temperature gets above 70 degrees actually, cows start feeling heat stress and so you add 35 more degrees with a heat index on top of that, those cows are not having a good day."

More than just not having a good day, some cows are dying. It breaks my heart. If I thought it would help, I would start a Lemonade for Cows charity, but I don't know how well that would go over.

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