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Intense Heat Continuing To Take Toll On Cattle
07/27/2010

State officials say intense heat that

baked most of Kansas killed more than 2,600 cattle in feedlots

during three days in July.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday that

it received reports of 2,620 cattle dying from July 16-18.

The cattle were either buried at the feedlot sites, sent to

renderers or composted.

Environmental Scientist Ken Powell told The Hutchinson News that

a dozen feed yards reported animals dying, ranging from about 20

animals in one lot to to 813 in another lot. The deaths occurred in

a line from Salina to Dodge City.

Powell says a break in heat and high humidity has helped reduce

the deaths since July 18.

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