Drought 2012 links: Drought-stressed corn contributes to cattle death in Wisconsin

More than 30 Wisconsin cows are dead after they consumed drought-stressed corn, Hay and Forage Grower has reported.

The deaths are thought be the result of nitrates that build up in drought-stressed corn. Typically, the nitrate flows up the plant and is converted to protein, aiding in growth. However, in drought conditions, the flow stops […]