Cold kills 60,000 cattle in Bolivia

The situation “is desperate,” said Federation director Carmelo Arteaga.

The Cattle Raisers Federation in the northeastern Bolivian province of Beni reported Thursday that at least 60,000 head of livestock have died due to the cold wave that has beset the Andean nation for a week.

The cold wave, which has brought low temperatures of minus 16 C (3 F) in some parts of the country, last week resulted in five fatalities due to hypothermia in Bolivia, two of them in the eastern province of Santa Cruz and three in the Andean regions of La Paz and Potosi.

See entire article in the Latin America Herald Tribune.

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2292793&CategoryId=14919

Thanks to Ron de Haan for this link


6 thoughts on “Cold kills 60,000 cattle in Bolivia

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  2. http://www.weather.com/news/news/chile-deadly-storm-flooding-mudslides

    Three Years of Rain Falls in 12 Hours as Deadly Storm Causes Flooding, Mudslides in Chile

    “Antofagasta, Chile, saw 0.55 inches (14 mm) of rain in just 12 hours Saturday into Sunday. That may not sound like much, but it’s actually more than three years worth of rain for this town where the average annual rainfall is just 0.14 inches (3.8 mm).

    This is the second time in 2015 that this part of Chile has seen unusual rain amounts. In March, Antofagasta saw an even heavier bout of rainfall with 0.96 inches (24.4 mm) falling during the 24 hour period ending at 8 a.m. EDT March 26. “

  3. Bolivia, August 12, 2015: The heavy snow that fell in the last hours in three departments in the west of the country caused the suspension of trips to the Yungas of La Paz and Oruro, paralyzed the school work in the morning shift. They were also suspended output buses between La Paz and Cochabamba.
    The director of the Transit Authority, Ivan Quiroz, said outlets were suspended travel to the Yungas and the Cochabamba by the storm. “We are awaiting reports. Not only the visibility but the domain of drivers because the asphalt layer becomes slippery and difficult to control,” he said.
    The Highway Police in La Paz ordered the vehicles, both public transport and private, do not leave the Yungas bound until the roads are cleared. According to an official report from the police division, that route was closed until further notice and no motor can pass the bar of Urujara.
    Several motorized stand and unable to continue traveling in the snowy summit and was started a job cleaning.
    In Oruro, the snowfall and low temperatures forced to suspend school to work in the morning shift. The Departmental Director of Education, Eduardo Garcia, said he will consider whether the measure is extended to the afternoon shift.
    Marisol Portugal, an official of the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) reported that strong winds lashed the west of the country during the last weekend cooled the atmosphere and temperatures dropped, causing rain and snowfall in La Paz, Oruro and Potosi.
    “We have had snow in the city of El Alto and in the sector of the Cordillera and currently continues snowing in Oruro and Potosi we have recorded snowfall,” said Cadena .
    He said snowfall is forecast could continue until tomorrow evening.
    The main drawback is in the area of ​​ La Cumbre, where the snow covering the road reaches 15 centimeters and mist hinders visibility to drivers. From the early hours of today, several vehicles are stranded in the bar waiting for the authorities to authorize the exit of vehicles.
    http://www.la-razon.com/ciudades/Cae-departamentos-suspension-viajes-Yungas_0_2324767552.html
    http://www.la-razon.com/sociedad/intensa-madrugada-PotosiFoto-Ana-Virreira_LRZIMA20150812_0029_3.jpg
    http://www.la-razon.com/bbtfile/9999_20150812xqMRrP.jpg

  4. Thanks for supplying us with this news, and also the news about Peru’s troubles with high altitude livestock deaths. I’d never hear a peep if it wasn’t for this site.

    I figure it is worth pointing out that Global Warming theory said it was suppose to get warmer at higher altitudes, even to the degree where plants and animals would retreat higher and higher on the slopes until they ran out of room at the tip, and became extinct.

    They never suggested the cold would come downwards, and that even hardy livestock like alpacas , which are native to the Andes Mountains, would die.

    I figure this news should be spread out a bit, and wrote a quick post of my own:

    https://sunriseswansong.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/a-million-mountain-livestock-dying-of-cold-in-peru-and-bolivia/

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