Liberal, KS

Now: 30 °F

Currently: Wintry Mix

Hi: 30 °F | Lo: 26 °F

Saturday

Hi: 36 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Sunday

Hi: 58 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Monday

Hi: 64 °F 

Lo: 31 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 59 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 49 °F 

Lo: 23 °F

Intense Heat Continuing To Take Toll On Cattle

KSCB News - July 27, 2010 12:00 am

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.

 

Latest Stories

Two Vehicle Accident Injures Hooker Residents

An Injury accident occurred On Thursday evening at approximately 7:56pm at the corner of Panhandle Street...

SCCC to Host Thanksgiving Meal

It’s a long-standing tradition at Seward County Community College to invite the community for Thanksgiving dinner,...

Thankful for a Seat Belt Campaign to Begin

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest seasons for America’s roads. With millions of drivers...