Monday, July 01, 2024

Mysterious cattle deaths in the Axtell area leave ranchers worried for their herds


 Ranchers in the Axtell area are concerned for their cattle after several seemingly healthy cows mysteriously passed away in recent weeks.

Kent Mathis is a rancher in Axtell, and he used to own 19 cattle, but in the last month he suddenly lost three cows.

“The first one was probably a month ago… and then the second one was like a week after that. And then two weeks ago I had another one pass away,” he explained.

According to Mathis, losing three cows in the span of a month is an extremely rare thing.

While the cause is still unknown, Mathis says he believes it might have something to do with all the runoff from the rain and flooding they’ve had...more

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