B.C. livestock farmers responding to rising temperatures
By CBC NewsNews
One chicken farmer lost 10 per cent of her flock during the heat dome.
While wilted plants and dry, cracked soil have become the defacto symbol of this summer’s sweltering temperatures across the West, livestock farmers in B.C.’s Lower Mainland have also had to make changes in order to protect their animals from high temperatures.
Beata Kunze, a poultry farmer in the Fraser Valley, says despite having invested in a cooling system for her barn in 2012, her flock suffered under the scorching temperatures of B.C.’s late June heat dome.
At least 10 per cent of her flock perished.
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