Blizzard Kills Thousands of Dairy Cows – Video

Heavy snowfall, gale-force winds and extreme cold hit multiple dairying regions in Idaho and Washington over the weekend, leaving nearly 2,000 dairy cows dead.

12 Feb 2019 – Dairy farmers who had been in the business their entire lives said they had never seen anything like it, said Kimmi Devaney of the Dairy Farmers of Washington.

More than 1,600 dairy cows died in the Lower Yakima Valley alone.

At Sunny Dene Ranch about eight miles south of Sunnyside, co-owner and veterinarian Bill Wavrin said he had 30 inches (75 cm) of snow, 44 mph winds and temperatures that fell to 18 below zero (-27.8C).

Imagine trying to walk through snow up to your waist!

“It was just unbelievable,” said Wavrin, who called it a 100-year event.

“We heard anecdotes from farmers ranging from losses totaling 100 cows to thousands,” said Matt Gould of Rice Dairy.

Winds gusted as high as 80 mph Saturday in the Lower Valley, creating snowdrifts several feet deep. The storm closed portions of two interstate highways and State Route 24, which provides a back way from Yakima County to the Tri-Cities

https://www.agweb.com/article/blizzard-kills-thousands-of-washington-dairy-cows/

https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/business/local/blizzard-kills-more-than-dairy-cows-in-lower-yakima-valley/article_3d8bd5c0-2f2c-11e9-98e6-d7f06ec067c6.html

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article226161190.html

Thanks to Bill Sellers for these links

“Once again reminding foolish, forgetful humans how horrific cold can be, vs. warm weather,” says Bill.


5 thoughts on “Blizzard Kills Thousands of Dairy Cows – Video”

  1. Yes I get extremely angry and annoyed how these rotten humans in the USA play games on their phones all day – imagining that’s what life is all about – and forgetting that the next ice age is already killing us!

    They better wake up RIGHT NOW!! These ignorant people will be next because they know nothing about anything!! They have a horrible ending coming their way.

  2. Similar events took place during the previous Solar minimum between solar cycles around 2010, other US large scale animal loss events have been reported on this board during the last 3 years

  3. People are stupid as hell these days thinking life is all about playing games on their phones!
    That’s all they seem to care about these days with no interest in ANYTHING. Especially these retarded campus college liberals walking around being brainwashed by GW alarmists – running into trees with their bicycles because they’re not paying attention to where they’re going. These little 18 year old kids need to wake up to this:
    The next ice age is killing us already!

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