Bright Raven wrote:sim.-ang.king wrote:Brookhill Angus wrote:
We have been preparing all week for the God awful weather that is headed our way in the next few days. It looks like 2 or more inches or rain, with mud getting deeper and deeper, creeks flooding, then freezing rain, then snow and then into the low teens. I see people that are doing little to nothing to make sure their cattle are taken care of ahead of this big storm.
I had no clue people in Kentucky were so neglecting of their animals.
Must be piles of dead cows a mile high. Buzzards on ever fence post. Feed everywhere but no one remembers to give it to their cows?
Must be quite a place.
The storm is upon us my friend. I finished my routine and sought shelter. I didn't do anything I don't do as a routine.
It is difficult to quantify how many producers neglect their cattle or horses in Kentucky but enough that it aggravates the County Judge Executives who get all the complaints.
UPDATE: The cows on US 62 that I posted pictures of, I went by their feed area yesterday. There was one lone fall black calf wandering around in the mud. Head down, moving very slowly. No other cow in sight. On the hillside above the feed area, there were 3 huge masses of buzzards, I presume on dead cows. I don't have any idea what happened. Perhaps the owner gave up and shipped them all and left the one calf. (A heII of a way to get weaned)
Like I said I had no idea, when I was in Kentucky back in 2015 that it was such a terrible place. Took the Kentucky parkway from Leitchfield over to 65, and up to Louisville. I thought all of cattle farms looked better than the ones around here, and that was in November.