Thousands of cattle have perished in Kansas due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has caused excessive heat, high humidity, and a scarcity of grain.
According to Reuters, Matthew Lara, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, stated that at least 2,000 cattle have died. According to the source, this number comes from establishments that called out to the agency for assistance in disposing of deceased cattle.
According to Reuters, Scarlett Hagins, a representative for the Kansas Livestock Association, reported that the cattle perished due to heat stress caused by excessively high temperatures and humidity.
Apparently this is video of the 3000 cattle that died in SW Kansas. Original tweet said heat, farmer I talked in Kansas said it wasn’t the heat. pic.twitter.com/OlPks10ji8
— bu/ac (@buperac) June 15, 2022
According to Reuters, the searing heat reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit in western Kansas, and temperatures are expected to reach about 110 degrees over the weekend, according to Drew Lerner, president of World Weather Inc.
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