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Fri Dec 27, 2019, 08:04 PM

In Australia, Heat Rendering Bulls Sterile, Cattle & Pigs Aborting - One NSW Vet's Experience

Bulls cannot breed at Inverell. They are becoming infertile from their testicles overheating. Mares are not falling pregnant, and through the heat, piglets and calves are aborting. My work as a veterinarian has changed so much. While I would normally test bulls for fertility, or herds of cattle for pregnancy, I no longer do, because the livestock has been sold. A clientís stud stock in Inverell has reduced from 2000 breeders to zero.

I once assisted farmers who have spent their lives developing breeding programs, with historic bloodlines that go back 80 years. These stud farmers are now left with a handful of breeders that they canít bear to part with, spending thousands keeping them fed, and going broke doing it.

Cattle that sold for thousands are now in the sale yards at $70 a head. Those classed as too skinny for sale are costing the farmer $130 to be destroyed. They are all gone and it was all for nothing. The paddocks are bare, the dams dry, the grass crispy and brown. The whole region has been completely destocked and is devoid of life.

For 22 years, I have been the vet in this once-thriving town in northern NSW, which, as climate change continues to fuel extreme heat, drought and bushfires, has become hell on Earth. Here, we are seeing extreme weather events like never before. The other day we had about eight centimetres of rain in 20 minutes. These downpours are like rain bombs. They are so ferocious that a farmer lost all of his fences, and all it did was silt up the dam so he had to use a machine to excavate the mud.

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https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/cattle-have-stopped-breeding-koalas-die-of-thirst-a-vet-s-hellish-diary-of-climate-change-20191220-p53m03.html

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Reply In Australia, Heat Rendering Bulls Sterile, Cattle & Pigs Aborting - One NSW Vet's Experience (Original post)
hatrack Dec 2019 OP
SunSeeker Dec 2019 #1
Mickju Dec 2019 #5
Haggis for Breakfast Dec 2019 #2
Roy Rolling Dec 2019 #3
albacore Dec 2019 #4

Response to hatrack (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 10:33 PM

1. That is frightening.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 06:41 PM

5. It really is.

It scares me and makes me very angry as well.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 10:37 PM

2. Well, I am certainly glad that our peerless leader has told us

that this is all a hoax.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 10:50 PM

3. Animal agriculture

Raising cattle is a large contributor of greenhouse gasses, too. Mother Earth is just rebelling as she usually does.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 28, 2019, 12:44 AM

4. I am very sorry for the ranchers. I am very sorry for US...

But many people have forgotten that Mother Nature always bats last.

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