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Re: RC: Fw: Re: Tree-hugger
There are always exceptions--there was one dairy that made the same
mistake TWICE in 5 years. Giant manure pile, caught on fire, and
burned so brightly it could be seen from 20 miles away. Right next
to the interstate, not a good PR device.
Normally the manure is trucked off. Some dairies pile a bit of it
outside, in a special place, for the gardners, who can be seen on the
weekends overloading their little 1/2 import pickups, springs just
Maybe I'll see the dairy you speak of on the way out to the Deadman ride!
At 6:34 PM -0800 3/15/00, Bette Lamore wrote:
>You two should drive out to New Cuyama someday and inspect the dairy
>there--- down the road from the ranch we were BRIEFLY at. There is a
>pile of manure towering over the cows' heads in the same small paddock
>they are in; the smell is overwhelming. I'm sure Steve Shaw has been by
>the place--- not a pretty sight. Maybe this is the exception to the
>rule; I wonder......
>Lynne Glazer wrote:
>> At 9:28 AM -0500 3/15/00, CMKSAGEHIL@aol.com wrote:
>> >In a message dated 3/14/00 4:51:24 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>> >firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> ><< The only dairies I've been around that I'd agree with you
>>about are small,
>> > private ones. The big commercial ones are disgusting. Just driving near
>> > one on a hot day makes one car sick with the smell - not quite as bad as
>> > feed lots but almost. >>
>> >Lif, your example with the dead calf is indeed a rarity in the dairy
>> >industry. While the calves are indeed not a particularly
>> >in the dairy, getting the calf delivered rapidly and with as
>>little trauma to
>> >the cow as possible is a MAJOR priority, as lowered milk production is a
>> >sequelae to a calving problem. An unhealthy uterus (be it due to
>> >or infection following a complicated calving) interferes with both the
>> >hormonal regulation of lactation as well as the general health of the cow,
>> >both of which are dollars down the drain to the dairyman.
>>Dairies that don't
>> >take good care of their cows don't stay in business very long in the
>> >competitive market.
>> I'd have to agree with Heidi about care of dairy stock. I live less
>> than a mile from what was for years the largest concentration of
>> dairy cattle in the US, yep, in SoCal. Had many friends in the dairy
>> preserve, who have all moved to central Calif where there is more
>> space, pasture even, and no housing tracts. They took very good care
>> of the cattle, because it was their livelihood.
>> Fortunately the prevailing wind blows away from my house, but
>> occasionally perceptible is the unique "eau de dairy". The density
>> of cattle was the problem down here, methane-r-us, and now the two
>> cities that have annexed the preserve are having to clean up the land.
> > Dead calves are left on the side of the road, for weekly pickup, a
> > service the dairies paid for. It's not an everyday sight.
> > I once felt obligated to deliver a calf where I boarded my horses.
>> The mother seemed indifferent to her live calf's plight, half in,
>> half out. I ran to get rags when the calf proved too slippery to
>> pull out. By the time I returned, she'd laid down and smothered the
>> poor thing, but stayed down for me to pull him out. That was work!
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