Hot and Dry Spell Hits New York Cows
A couple weeks ago, a drought in Michigan had us worried. Now, the dry spell has hit New York's dairy industry, affecting prices as well as cattle.
The extraordinarily hot and dry weather this summer is affecting New York’s dairy industry, even though farms here are better off than in some other parts of the country.
The heat and lack of rain are hurting crops that farmers feed to cows, and the hot weather makes the cows so uncomfortable they aren’t eating as much, causing them to produce less milk.