Between the 13th and the 14th of June this year, in the state of Kansas approximately 10,000 head of cattle died mysteriously. 3,000 fell over “all at once” according to the operator of one large feed-lot in Ulysses, Kansas while the other head are reported to have died on surrounding ranches and feedlots within 24-hours of each other.
Very little news is available and the official explanation for this unprecedented die-off is 'heat stress'. Multiple news outlets describe atmospheric conditions at Ulysses as 104oF and no wind on the 13th, suggesting that conditions offered a 'perfect storm' for heat stress.
However the local ranchers don't agree with that story. A look at the weather conditions that day indicates a high of 104oF but a 36 mph wind was blowing which would have mitigated the heat. Similarly, the United States mid-west regularly sees summer temperatures of 110oF and there are no large die-offs.
So what happened? It wasn't lightening and there were no earthquakes in that part of the state that day.
Were they poisoned? How was that done over multiple ranches and feed lots in such a short period of time? It certainly would require some planning and effort.
There was a prolonged solar flare during the previous Kansas night and ultraviolet radiation from the blast ionized the top of our atmosphere, causing temporary radio blackouts over Japan and southeast Asia, but the energy enveloped the globe.
There is also some speculation that the Earth's weakened magnetic field is allowing 'rifts' to form in its protective shield and that the ionizing radiation from that solar flare had a more direct path to ground over that part of Kansas. A plausible explanation but that much radiation would have killed more than just the cattle.
Leaving the cause aside for a moment it is interesting to note that this is not the first such disaster to hit the North American food chain this year.
As of this writing there have been more than eighty (+80) incidents; a compilation is available here.
Many are fires at food processing plants and large farms while at least one fire was started when a small aircraft hit a large processing building. Together this on-going destruction of grains, chickens, ducks, cattle, fertilizer and processed foods are having a negative impact on the American food supply chain which is becoming painfully evident to everyone
In April of this year the American FBI issued a warning over an increased threat of cyber-attacks targeting agricultural cooperatives.
Tyler Durden at Zerohedge reported on the warning and included the following excerpts;
"Ransomware actors may be more likely to attack agricultural cooperatives during critical planting and harvest seasons, disrupting operations, causing financial loss, and negatively impacting the food supply chain,"
the notice read, adding 2021 and early 2022 ransomware attacks on farming co-ops could affect the current planting season "by disrupting the supply of seeds and fertilizer."
The agency warned, "A significant disruption of grain production could impact the entire food chain, since grain is not only consumed by humans but also used for animal feed ... In addition, a significant disruption of grain and corn production could impact commodities trading and stocks.”
According to the April FBI warning there had already been attacks on the food chain for many months and their assessment of what would happen should these attacks continue is proving correct today.
Which brings me back to the sudden demise of 10,000 head of cattle and how it might have happened. Did the ranchers and feed lots simultaneously purchase and then distribute a deadly product to their cattle? Not impossible but highly improbable.
Was this somehow intentional? Was some toxin released by drone? Easily done but why, and by whom?
I don't know which is the more important question here; the 'how' of it, or the 'who and why' of it.
Perhaps more information will become available and if so this page will be updated.